Dell laptop keyboard key to enter setup?
I bought an older P-133 Dell laptop off of eBay a couple of years ago. I never needed to get into setup, and really don't need to now...it just hit me that I may need to one day. On boot, the DOS screen does not specify any certain keystroke to enter setup, so I started bumping delete as soon as a screen came up. Finally, the boot halted and a message appeared that said "F1 to continue or F2 to enter setup". Great (or so I thought) I could enter setup at that point, but on a reboot, F2 does not take me to setup, alt-F2 or any other combo of F2 works. Anybody have a clue what the key stroke might be to get into setup?..
Usually with the dell's, once you get into the setup the 1st time, I always disable that oh so sute Dell logo screen. This will allow you to see the normal POST messages as they run. Also, as I recall, with most Dell's F2 is the key to enter the setup. Their website is really great at providing detailed info about virtually all of their products, past and present, so I would start there for the manuals and such.
Maybe something Here that will help.
Thanks guys, Fn+F1 did the trick. Actually, I forgot to mention in my original post that on the F1 key, it says setup..but didn't do anything...adding the Fn key did it. I also tried ctr+alt+enter but that didn't work either.
Rainsford1, when I got back into the bios, I looked for that Dell logo screen turn off you mentioned, and I didn't find it. May have been in a later model?..
Anyway, thanks again, I didn't even think about going to Dell's website this morning, already being here at the forums when I thought about it, I decided somebody here could answer that one easily..
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