How to Access the BIOS of a Toshiba Satellite

By Contributing Writer

Toshiba releases a great variety of models under the "Satellite" name. Unlike most computers, Toshiba Satellites give you two options for entering BIOS. You can either press a certain key during laptop startup, or you can use a special Hardware Setup utility, which allows you to conveniently reach BIOS options without restarting your laptop.

Step 1

Restart or turn on your Toshiba Satellite.

Step 2

Press the "Esc" key as soon as the red Toshiba logo appears on the screen.

Step 3

Press the key "F1" or "F2" as prompted on the screen to enter the BIOS setup. It will take three to five seconds before the BIOS menu will appear.

Step 4

Press the key "F10" on your keyboard to leave BIOS after making the necessary changes in the setup. The laptop will automatically resume booting.

Using Toshiba HWSetup

Step 1

Log into an administrative account in Windows.

Step 2

Click the Windows "Start" button and open "All Programs."

Step 3

Open the folder "TOSHIBA" and click on "Utilities."

Step 4

Click on "HWSetup" to open the Toshiba Hardware Setup window.

Step 5

Select a tab (for example, "Boot Priority") to modify respective BIOS settings.

Tips & Warnings

  • On newer Toshiba Satellite laptop models--such as the Satellite 5xxx series--the Hardware Setup utility may be the only way to modify BIOS settings.