Dell Optiplex - Getting into BIOS

  bremner 19:26 15 Dec 2003

Some friends have an old Dell Optiplex GL5100 with a Pheonix 1.1 BIOS.

I want to get into the BIOS but there is no message on booting up telling you what key to prees to enter setup etc.

I have tried all the keys I can think of and without going through every key does anyone know which key I should press.


  Lozzy 19:50 15 Dec 2003

Press F2

  bremner 20:02 15 Dec 2003

Sure I tried that with no luck but will try again. Thanks

  cycoze 20:16 15 Dec 2003

F1 or F2 or DEL , heres a list VoG posted in an earlier thread click here full of bios entry commands .

  bremner 20:22 15 Dec 2003

Thanks for the link - that says F2 or Del.

Del was the first thing I tried so will definitely try F2 again.

  cycoze 20:42 15 Dec 2003

On that page it also has key commands for Phoenix BIOS , you might have to try different ones.

  Sir Radfordin 22:24 15 Dec 2003

Sometimes they use F12

  bremner 15:22 23 Dec 2003

Got back to the machine this morning.

Tried Del & F2 still no luck. Have just seen Sir Radfordln suggestion will give that a try

  Jester2K 15:23 23 Dec 2003

F5?? Worked on a Packard Bell the other week!!!

  billyliv 16:30 23 Dec 2003

Hi, As soon as you hear the post beep hit F2. If that doesn't work switch on your machine and tap F2 intermittently. That should take you into set up.If it doesn't your Bios is corrupt. Bite the bullet and replace your motherboard. Cheers, Bill

  hugh-265156 16:35 23 Dec 2003

Dell - F1 or Del

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