Cannot access BIOS setup after "Fast Boot" has been enabled.

Document ID: 98082989


Posted Date: 2010-08-19


Last Updated: 2010-08-19


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After "Fast Boot" has been enabled, you cannot access the BIOS setup during power on .  The machine will bypass "Press F2 to access Setup Utiltiy and F12 for Boot Menu" prompt.

This is a bigger issue if the hard drive crashes and access to Windows is not possible.   



Fast Boot can be enabled or disabled in the BIOS setup, or in HW Setup under Windows.

If you have Fast Boot enabled and you want to get into the BIOS setup.  Hold down the F2 key, then power on.  That will get you into the BIOS setup Utility.

You can disable the Fast Boot Option here.  You will need to disable Fast Boot if you want to use the F12 / Boot menu.   


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