Many people think that, Entering BIOS Settings or any kind of program he / she not use to will make harm to his/ her computer. But it is not true. An expert had to start as a novice to become an expert.
How to Enter BIOS Settings of Your PC:
It is easy to enter / access BIOS or CMOS settings of your PC. But before proceeding to that we must know some important things about computer. Every computer operation has a built in tips or information to its users ("Computer will automatically guide you through the process"). All we have to understand what or where to found it.
My opinion is: Keep your eyes open to find the tips.
OK now let's go to the business: Entering or Accessing the BIOS settings:
- Restart your PC
- Beware of time as you will get maximum 10 seconds to access your PC's BIOS setup.
- Press "Delete" or "F2" or "Esc" or "F9" or "F12" to access settings. ( Key may vary according to your PC or bios vendor. ie: Maximum computer use "Delete/ F2")
- Wait till your BIOS or CMOS settings appear.
Look Carefully: Here the tips for you is "Press DEL to rum Setup" ( DEL = Delete )
Most important things about bios setup that you have to know is "BOOT"
- BOOT is the windows load function from where your Computer's Windows runs.
- During Start of Computer it searches the "Boot Devices" to load.
- Your Boot Device is your HDD. ( Specifically: C:\ Drive, where windows is installed )
- IF you want to install new OS than you need a "Bootable CD/ DVD"
- Remember: If computer finds a "Boot Option", It will never search for another.
Why your computer can't find your BOOT CD / DVD ?
- It is because your Boot Devices is Set to "HDD," then your computer will never search for other boot option. ( When your Boot Fails only you will get a message: "Boot Device not detected")
- Check your CD / DVD cable to make sure it is plugged in properly with mother board.
- If every thing is OK then go for the next step....
Changing BOOT order :
- To change your BOOT order enter to BIOS / CMOS setup. ( Read above how to do this )
- Go to "BOOT" tab.
- In BOOT tab you can find your BOOT order.
Example 1: Look Carefully : Here BOOT order is
- 1st Boot Device : CD-ROM Drive
- 2nd Boot Device: Removable Device
- 3rd Boot Device: Hard Drive
- 4th Boot Device: Network Boot
( If there is a Bootable CD in your CD-Drive then every time your computer will boot from CD.)
Example 2: Look Carefully : Some computer Boot Order can be like below:
- 1st Boot Device: Hard Drive
- 2nd Boot Device: Network Boot
- 3rd Boot Device : CD-ROM Drive
- 4th Boot Device: Removable Device
(If your BOOT order like the example 2, you can't boot from CD-Drive directly without change your BOOT order like example 1)
Change your BOOT Order :
The instruction is given in the right information pane of your BIOS window. To change Value:
- + or - to move device up or down.
- Up arrow or Down arrow to select the device.
How to save your current settings :
To save the change you made in your BIOS press "F10" and now a massage will appear.....
Now Press "Enter" selecting "Yes"
That's it ! You have successfully completed your BOOT order.