I am running a Windows XP computer, and I have a bootable USB with an operating system saved onto it. When I turn my computer on, it does not say what key I need to press on the loading screen. I pressed F1-F12, escape, delete, and others but no BIOS menu opens. Does anybody know what key I need to use, and if not, a way that I could find it out using some system information? (I don't have a motherboard instruction book or anything as this was a computer that we received from a long time ago)
BIOS Acess keys for IBM - PC, XT, AT
- Press F1 immediately after powering on the computer.
- Older IBM computers (including some laptops) may utilize the F2 key for BIOS entry.
Lenovo (formerly IBM) - ThinkPad, IdeaPad, 3000 Series, ThinkCentre, ThinkStation
- Press F1 or F2 after powering on the computer.
- Older Lenovo products allow access to BIOS using Ctrl+Alt+F3, Ctrl+Alt+Ins, or Fn+F1.