How to Access the BIOS of a Toshiba Satellite
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.
Restart or turn on your Toshiba Satellite.
Press the "Esc" key as soon as the red Toshiba logo appears on the screen.
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.
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
Log into an administrative account in Windows.
Click the Windows "Start" button and open "All Programs."
Open the folder "TOSHIBA" and click on "Utilities."
Click on "HWSetup" to open the Toshiba Hardware Setup window.
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.