How to Get Into HP BIOS
By Christopher Kennedy
A computer's basic input/output system (BIOS) is a set of functions and option that tell the computer how to run and what devices to access before the operating system is loading. The BIOS is essential to every computer, as it tells the computer where to find the operating system along with many other settings. Through the BIOS, you can change the order of the devices where the computer will search for the operating system. Accessing your computer's BIOS functions is a simple process.
Restart your HP computer if it is on. If it is off, simply turn it on.
Wait for the HP logo to appear during the start-up sequence right after your computer turns on.
Press the "F10" button as soon as you see the HP logo or while the screen is blank.
Change the desired settings in your BIOS menu and exit it to gain access to your normal computing functions.
- Refer to your user manual or support documentation before changing settings in your BIOS menu. If you are unsure of what you are doing, do no alter any settings as they may affect your computer.
Christopher Kennedy is a graduate of Montclair State University and holds a degree in communication studies with a concentration in public relations. He began writing professionally in 2005, starting with the campus newspaper, "The Montclairion," and various private clients.