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I have a Fujitsu Siemens notebook (Model: M9400) that has the BIOS currently set to Quick Boot . I want to switch this off to be able to boot from a CD. (And I just want my BIOS access back.

The notebook is password protected to boot (as is the BIOS). When I boot the notebook, I need to hold ESC to be able to press F2 to enter the BIOS. When I do so, the system shows Starting up Set-up.

However, after I type in the password, the system just boots into Windows 7 and not the BIOS. Is there anyone who know how to get into this BIOS?

I do know the passwords so I'm not looking for an option to remove these per se, but neither the user nor the supervisor password will get me into the BIOS.

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up vote 3 down vote accepted

Fixed it myself. All bootable media and peripheral devices had to be removed from the USB ports/DVD drives for some odd reason. Hope this information helps someone else!

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Glad you had it solved, but that is really odd if you had to remove those. A friend of mine had a similar issue with a computer, whenever he restarted the computer, he had to remove all plugged usb before so. It was because of the usb ports. – w0rldart Feb 26 '12 at 13:23
@w0rldart Yes I don't have a clue why you have to remove all peripherals... Some BIOSes allow flashing through a USB drive so it might have something to do with that... Still, seems like bad programming if that is the cause. – BloodPhilia Feb 26 '12 at 15:14
Try upgrading your bios? – w0rldart Feb 26 '12 at 15:23
@w0rldart It's the latest version already... – BloodPhilia Feb 26 '12 at 15:25
lol, than maybe the usb hubs does the same thing as it did to my friend... short circuit when something was plugged in upon restart – w0rldart Feb 26 '12 at 16:00

Here: you have a list with all (I think) the Bios Access Keys

Phoenix Technologies - Phoenix BIOS, Phoenix-Award BIOS

Press Del during the Power On Self Test, immediately after the computer starts. Many older Phoenix BIOS systems required Ctrl+Alt+Esc, Ctrl+Alt+Ins, or Ctrl+Alt+S to access BIOS.

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Thanks for the info but I'm sure I got all the keys right! The solution is the one I posted as an answer. Thanks for taking the effort though! – BloodPhilia Feb 26 '12 at 13:21

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