BIOS menu?

By EDO219
Sep 11, 2010
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  1. Greetings, everyone.

    I am using a Sony VAIO notebook computer; model VGN-CR220E running on Windows Vista Home Premium.

    Upon restarting I can not seem to access the BIOS menu regardless if I press the F1, F2, or even the F3 key. Those keys bring up a menu with two options:
    1.) Boot Windows Vista (Press F8 for more options)
    2.) Memory Diagnostic Test

    Pressing F8 while option 1 is selected merely takes me to the Windows OS boot-up selection screen (safe mode, command prompt, etc.) I have all of the latest chipset and BIOS updates, so I'm beginning to worry that this machine was designed to lock the user out of the BIOS menu.

    Thanks in advance for you insights!
  2. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +183

    I just checked and F2 is for BIOS on your VAIO. Just keep tapping F2 on power up (about once or twice a second). Don't use any other Fn key. See if that helps (i hope!)
  3. EDO219

    EDO219 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 212


    Apparently, I am just getting old and slow. It seems I simplyvwasn't hitting it fast enough.

    ... these new-fangled computer machines and their fast boot-ups! *shakes fist*
  4. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +183


    I know that feeling! In any case, glad you got it to work :)

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