Hi, I'm quite new here, but from the looks of all the threads, this forum seems very helpful. So I shall confide my problems to all of you here at TECHSPOT.COM. The problem is I am fixing an eMachine for a friend of mine and for some reason I cant access the BIOS menu. I checked the system (model: eMachine T2542) and I assume that I does have a BIOS cause I see a battery and a set of jumpers lined up in a row. Ok, here is my main problem... I have no idea how to access the BIOS to change the boot drive to CD (I do not have the manufacturer's system restore CDs) so that I cant install I fresh OS onto the El Crappo eMachine. My main questions are: Is there a way to access the BIOS? If I can, what is/are the key(s) do I have to press to access it? Can I install a non-factory designated OS? Can I install any OS at all? Thanks a lot for any assistance possible.