The BIOS is an essential part of any computer. It lets users run diagnostics on several different problems and change low-level settings.
There are several different ways you can enter your PC’s BIOS. In this article, we’ll be going over the following three ways.
Entering BIOS using a key
Every computer has a set of keys that you can use to perform specific actions like loading the BIOS or selecting the boot drive during startup. While the exact key varies from manufacturer to manufacturer, keys F9 to F12 and Esc are commonly used to load BIOS during boot. You can check your computer’s manual or do a quick google search to find the key for your computer.
Entering BIOS using Windows Settings
If you’ve already booted up your PC and want to get to the BIOS. Just follow these steps.
Step 1: Press the Windows key + I to head over to Windows Settings. Scroll down and click Recovery under the System tab, which should be open by default.
Step 2: Click the Restart now button under Advanced startup.
Step 3: Click the Restart now button in the confirmation prompt.
Step 4: You’ll now see a screen with several different options. Select Troubleshoot, followed by Advanced Options and finally UEFI Firmware Settings and click Restart. Your PC will reboot into the BIOS.
Entering BIOS using the Command Prompt
The Command Prompt is a handy CLI tool for Windows. You can boot into the BIOS using either the Command Prompt or Windows Powershell. In this example, we’ll be using the Command Prompt.
Step 1: Press Windows Key + R to open the Run prompt. Type cmd and hit enter.
Step 2: Type the following command to reboot your PC into the BIOS.
shutdown /r /o /f /t 00
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