How to Call Boot Menu Screen

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Boot Selection Menu Screen

To enter BIOS boot selection screen you should press a specific key during POST.

This page lists some keys and combinations, divided by computer, BIOS or motherboard manufacture to help you.

List by computer manufacture

Acer (Aspire, Power, Veriton, Extensa, Ferrari, TravelMate, Altos)

Del
F1

Acer (Altos 600 Server and Acer Older models)

Ctrl+Alt+Esc
F1

ABIT

Del

Asrock

Del
F2
F11

Asus

Esc
Del
F8

BIOSTAR

Del

Compaq General

Esc
F9

Compaq (Presario, Prolinea, Deskpro, Systempro, Portable)

F10

Compaq (Older Computers)

Del
F1
F2
F10

Chaintech

Del

Cybermax

Esc

Dell (XPS, Dimension, Inspiron, Latitude. OptiPlex, Precision, Vostro)

F2

Dell (Older 486 Models)

Ctrl+Alt+Enter

Dell Dimension L566cx System

Del

Dell (Older Laptop Models)

Fn+Esc или Fn+F1

ECS (Elitegroup)

Del
F1

eMachines (eMonster, eTower, eOne, S-Series, T-Series)

Del
Tab

eMachine (Some Older Computers)

F2

Fujitsu (LifeBook, Esprimo, Amilo, Tablet, DeskPower)

F12

Gateway Using Phoenix BIOS (DX, FX, One, GM, GT, GX, Profile, Astro)

F1

Gigabyte

Del

Hewlett-Parkard (HP Pavilion, TouchSmart, Vectra, OmniBook, Tablet)

F1

Hewlett-Parkard (HP Alternative)

F2
F9 
Esc

Hewlett-Parkard (HP) Tablet PC

F10
F12

IBM ThinkPad using Phoenix BIOS

Ctrl+Alt+F11

IBM (Older Computers or Notebooks)

F2

Intel

F2
F10

Lenovo (ThinkPad, IdeaPad, 3000 Series, ThinkCentre, ThinkStation)

F1
F2

Lenovo (Older Products)

Ctrl+Alt+F3
Ctrl+Alt+Ins
Fn+F1

MSI (Micro-Star)

F11

Micron (MPC Computers ClientPro, TransPort)

Del
F1
F2

Microid Research MR BIOS

F1

NEC (PowerMate, Versa, W-Series)

F2

Packard Bell (General)

F8

Packard Bell (8900 Series, 9000 Series, Pulsar, Platinum, EasyNote, imedia, iextreme)

Del
F1
F2

Samsung

Esc

Sony Vaio

F11
ASSIST

Sharp (Notebook Laptops, Actius UltraLite)

F2

Samsung

F2

Sony (VAIO, PCG-Series, VGN-Series)

F1
F2
F3

Sony Vaio 320 Series

F2

Toshiba (Portégé, Satellite, Tecra)

Esc

Toshiba (Portégé, Satellite, Tecra with Phoenix BIOS)

F1

Zenith, Phoenix

Ctrl+Alt+Ins


List by BIOS manufacture

AMI (American Megatrends AMIBIOS, AMI BIOS)

Del

AMI (American Megatrends AMIBIOS, AMI BIOS) – Old Version

F1
F2

Award BIOS (AwardBIOS)

Del

Award BIOS (AwardBIOS) – Old Version

Ctrl+Alt+Esc

Phoenix BIOS (Phoenix-Award BIOS)

Del

Phoenix BIOS (Phoenix-Award BIOS) – Old Version

Ctrl+Alt+S
Ctrl+Alt+Esc
Ctrl+Alt+Ins
Ctrl+S