button to get into bios for xp?

  Bailey08787 21:33 01 Feb 2003
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that's all for the mo please

  Djohn 21:35 01 Feb 2003

Same one as for win98! ;o)

  Bailey08787 21:37 01 Feb 2003

thats a handy tip djohn - and the button is.......?

  tran1 21:37 01 Feb 2003

Del key

  Bailey08787 21:39 01 Feb 2003

knew it was either that or f8 or something - cheers

  Djohn 21:39 01 Feb 2003

Bailey08787, Sorry, couldn't resist, tran1 is correct of course :o)

  jediknight007 21:44 01 Feb 2003

It depends on your motherboard but for mostm it is the Delete button.

  DieSse 21:45 01 Feb 2003

The point that was being made, is that the key to press to get into the BIOS is nothing to do with the operating system - it's defined in the BIOS itself - and the Del key is the most common.

  jazzypop 21:49 01 Feb 2003

"and the button is......?" the one that is the message 'press Del to enter setup', as your PC boots.

click here for a lit of all the possible culprits

  Bailey08787 21:51 01 Feb 2003

ok - well after several unsuccessful attempts i am back.

i have an intel motherboard 850MD.

I'm also not too sure at what point i need to press the button, nor whether i'm supposed to hold it down, or just tap it once.

  tran1 21:54 01 Feb 2003

What I do is repeatedly tap the Delete key as soon as the power comes on.

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