Common CMOS setup menu shortcuts

Computer Forensics Expert Note: You should always check the CMOS setup shortcut by following the manufacturer’s instructions during a computer forensics examination.  Some common devices include:

AMI – press the DEL key during the POST
Award and Phoenix BIOS – press CTRL-ALT- ESC, CTRL-ALT-S, or F2 during the POST
Compaq, IBM, NEC – F1 or F10
Dell – press CTRL-ALT- ENTER during POST
Zenith – press CTRL-ALT- INS during POST
This computer forensics information is presented by AVM Technology, LLC, a Computer Forensics, E-Discovery, and Computer Security consulting company located in Richmond, VA and serving clients throughout the United States.