How to Access the Toshiba Qosmio BIOS
By William Pullman
Updated September 28, 2017
The Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) are a group of settings used to operate your computer. The BIOS controls all of the hardware within your computer, such as the video card and hard drive. Though most users have no reason to access the BIOS, as it works behind the scenes to help run your computer, some computer problems are fixed with changes to the BIOS settings. The Toshiba Qosmio allows users to access the BIOS to make any needed adjustments.
Push the "Power" button on your computer to start the system if it is not turned on, or restart the computer if it is on. The BIOS can only be accessed when the computer is first booting up.
Press the "ESC" button when the "Toshiba" or "Qosmio" splash screen appears on the screen, followed by the "F1" button. The computer will stop the normal boot up procedure and switch to the BIOS settings.
Review the settings or make changes to the BIOS with the keyboard. Navigation is done with the arrow buttons, and selections are made with the "Enter" button, unless otherwise noted. The driver for the mouse is not loaded when you enter the BIOS settings and will not be available for use.
Changes you make to the BIOS may have a negative effect on the operation of the computer. Be careful when making any changes. In most cases, changes to the BIOS should only be done by a professional.
- Toshiba Qosmio G45-AV Series User's Guide; Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc.; 2007
William Pullman is a freelance writer from New Jersey. He has written for a variety of online and offline media publications, including "The Daily Journal," "Ocular Surgery News," "Endocrine Today," radio, blogs and other various Internet platforms. Pullman holds a Master of Arts degree in Writing from Rowan University.