BIOS Questions that don't belong in the other forums. Read them!
#30228 by marximus
Sun Mar 13, 2005 5:37 am
Hi all, first time in, long time viewer. This site's been great!

Now, on some styles of computers (most notably Acers) one could press F12 while the machine was POSTing, to allow selection of the first boot device. This is really, really, really helpful when in a public environment, the first boot device is the HDD, but on occasion (Ghosting) it's needed to be the floppy (A) drive.

I've never been able to find that functionality on an Award BIOS based machine - except - one night, I was cleaning the keyboard of a PC which was booting and, to my amazement, there was that boot device menu.

For the life of me, I didn't know which key or key combo I pressed to bring that menu up.

In general, does the Award BIOS support boot device selection menu, and what key combination is it???!??!

Mark Borchers