What is BIOS? How to access BIOS of HP, Sony, Dell, Asus …

 What is BIOS?  How to access BIOS of HP, Sony, Dell, Asus ...

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You guys often hear the phrase BIOS but don’t know what it is? and don’t know how to access it? This techtipsnreview article will guide you access to BIOS in computers such as DELL, SONY VAIO, ACER, LENOVO, ASUS…. and popular models today.


I. What is BIOS?

BIOS stands for word Basic Input / Output System also known as a basic input / output system. BIOS A group of instructions is stored on a firmware chip located on a computer’s motherboard. The job of the BIOS is to control the basic computer features that we rarely pay attention to such as:

  • Connect and run drivers for peripheral devices such as mouse, keyboard, usb …
  • Read the hard drive order to boot the operating system, display signals on the screen …
  • Using the BIOS you can do things like: change the drive order when booting, monitor the temperature, fan speed, overclock, lock the computer …

=> In short, when the computer starts up, it’s duty BIOS is “wake up” each component and check if this component works or not. The BIOS then passes the control over to the operating system.

II. How to enter BIOS?


Each computer brand has a different interface, but the functions are the same, only with different placement. Some computer novices are afraid of being in contact with the computer, but nothing is too complicated, just save it, don’t be afraid to damage the computer ^^!

1. How to view the current BIOS version?

To view the current BIOS version, do the following. Open the Run dialog box by pressing a combination Windows + R => Next enter the command systeminfo | findstr /I /c:bios => press Enter to open.


III. Experience for you to easily access BIOS

These apply to both PC and LAPTOP:

+ Step 1: Restart the computer and as soon as the first words appear right below the screen, quickly press the key PAUSE BREAK (This key is close to the PrintScreen key) to process Power On Self Test halt. Next, carefully observe the instructions for entering the BIOS key and the selection key BOOT MENU and the Recovery key …

For example, a machine will appear like this: Press F2 to run BIOS set up; Tab to Recovery; F12 to choose boot menu (or have more concise models such as: F2: BIOS setup; F8: Recovery; F12: Boot menu)… Remember these keys to keep pressing.

+ Step 2: Press Ctrl + Alt + Dell to reboot the device again and this time press the respective function keys you want. For example, above if you want to access the BIOS, press F2, want to access Recovery then press F8…. Quite simple, right?

– After depending what province in the BIOS is finished, remember to press F10 key to “Save and restart the computer”

IV. List of shortcuts to access popular computer models

1. Shortcuts to BIOS of popular Laptop lines

To access the BIOS you press the key F2
To access Recovery press the key F10

If you use the disc to BOOT, you just need to put the disc in the tray and then reboot the machine, because SONY default is to prioritize booting the CD / DVD drive first.

To access the BIOS you press the key F10
To access Recovery press the key F11
To access BOOT MENU press the key F9

To access BOOT MENU press the key F12
To access the BIOS you press the key F2 (Usually the boot menu function is disabled, must be enabled to click F12 OK)

To access the BIOS you press the key ESC
To access BOOT MENU press the key F2

To access the BIOS you press the key F1
To access Recovery press the key ThinkVantage
To access BOOT MENU press the key F12

To access the BIOS you press the key F2
To access Recovery press the key F8 then select Repair your Computer
To access BOOT MENU press the key F12

You can see the following table for more ……… ..

first HP ESC, F1 or F10 ESC or F9
2 ACER F2 or DEL F12, ESC or F9
3 LENOVO THINKPAD F1 or F2 F12, F8 or F10.

For IdeaPad P500 series, you use F12 or Fn + F12 keys

4 DELL F2 F12
5 TOSHIBA Usually the F2 key. But with the line Protege, Satellite, Tecra use F1 or Esc F12
6 SAMSUNG With Ativ Book 2, 8, 9 you use the shortcut F10 Usually the ESC key. But with the Ativ Book 2, 8, 9 you use F2 key
8 eMachines Tab or Del F12
9 COMPAQ F10 Esc, F9
ten ASUS (VivoBook F200ca, F202e, Q200e, S200e, S400ca, S500ca, U38n, V500ca, V550ca, V551, X200ca, X202e, X550ca, Z202e) DELETE ESC
ASUS (N550JV, N750JV, N550LF, Rog G750jh, Rog G750jw, Rog G750jx, Zenbook Infinity Ux301, Infinity Ux301la, Prime Ux31a, Prime Ux32vd, R509C, Taichi 21, Touch U500vz, Transformer Book TX300, Eee PC 1015, 1025c) F2 ESC
ASUS (K25F, K35E, K34U, K35U, K43U, K46CB, K52F, K53E, K55a, K60ij, K70ab, K72f, K73e, K73s, K84l, K93sm, K93sv, K95vb, K501, K601, R503C, X32a, X35u, X54 X61g, X64c, X64v, X75a, X83v, X83vb, X90, X93sv, X95gl, X101ch, X102ba, X200ca, X202e, X301a, X401a, X401u, X501a, X502c, X750ja) DEL F8
11 SONY (VAIO DUO, PRO, FLIP, TAP, FIT) Pink Assist button on the keyboard. Pink Assist button on the keyboard.
SONY (VAIO, PCG, VGN) F1, F2 or F3 F11
SONY (VGN) F2 ESC or F10

Normally to enter the BOOT MENU (preferred boot selection), after restarting your computer, quickly press the keys F1, F2…. F12, ESC, DEL . You can press 3.4 keys continuity at the same time. If that doesn’t work then move on to the next keys until okay.

For example HP series it will display very fully, then you just need to press the key ESC To access the BOOT MENU is done, but most of them won’t show up and we just have to


Here is the example interface BOOT MENU mine. If you rescue your computer by USB, choose USB as the preferred boot mode only. Very simple 😀



OK! Come here you can access to BIOS to set up your own way, right? On the BIOS there is a part you should not touch is set PASS for the hard drive. That’s it, there are other things you can install, if you don’t like you can Reset it to default.

If you have any questions, or do not understand anything, you can comment below for me to support. Good luck!

Kien Nguyen – techtipsnreview

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