Tips for accessing BIOS set-up of Compaq® Presario®
What are the necessary things to be kept in mind while accessing BIOS?
BIOS or the basic input output system in the Compaq Presario system has some important functions. Of these, the loading of the Operating System is the most important one. When a system is switched on, its first job is to initialize and recognize the hardware devices like hard disk, mouse, keyboard, video card, CD/DVD drive etc which are connected to the system. You need to be very careful while entering the BIOS mode in your Compaq Presario system because improper changes in the BIOS may affect the working of the system. Always try to use a password to enter the BIOS mode in your system; it may help to prevent unauthorized access. The BIOS settings include options to change the boot priority, system time, enabling or disabling hardware etc.
Following are some information on the need to change the BIOS settings, its importance, and tips to access BIOS in Compaq Presario system:
- Importance of BIOS
- Tips to access BIOS
- Things to keep in mind
Importance of BIOS
The BIOS software of Compaq Presario PC is stored in a non-volatile ROM chip which is inbuilt on the mother board of the system. The BIOS settings of the Compaq Presario PC help you configure the hardware in the system, set the system clock, and enable or disable the system components. When the system meets with a serious issue, it is safe and easy to enter the BIOS and make proper changes.
Tips to access
To access the BIOS in your Compaq Presario system, you need to restart your computer and press the specified key while restarting. The key may vary according to the manufacturer. It depends on either the BIOS manufacturer or the system manufacturer. 'Delete' is the common key used to enter BIOS mode. Most of the manufacturers allow access to BIOS using the 'Delete' key.
Since BIOS is one of the most important components in system, you have to remember certain important things while accessing it. If you change any settings inside BIOS, you have to ensure that those changes are proper. Improper changes will badly affect the system and the entire system will become inaccessible.
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