Ways to Enter BIOS in Toshiba Tecra / Satellite / Portege

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BIOS (Basic Input and Output System) is where critical settings about a computer system are configured. The most common configurations are, for example, boot sequence of internal HDD, SSD, optical drive, potable hard drive, USB flash drive, USB CD/DVD/Blu-Ray, and etc; network boot; enabling or disabling of CPU virtualization support; machine date and time; and many others.

Here’s the way to enter the BIOS in a Toshiba Tecra, Satellite or Portege computer. Though all the PCs is produced by Toshiba, but each different notebook or laptop, depending on model and series, may use different keyboard shortcut combinations to enter the BIOS. So if one method doesn’t work, try the other.

Note that all steps has to be done before the operating system loading. If you saw the Windows logo or other OS logo appearing, it means that you miss the window to enter the BIOS. Shutdown and restart the computer in order to perform the BIOS entering steps again.

Entering BIOS in Toshiba Tecra & Toshiba Satellite

Method 1
Method 2
Method 3
Method 3

Entering BIOS in Toshiba Portege

  1. Turn off your Toshiba computer.
  2. Power on the machine.
  3. Press F12 key repetitively as soon as the booting begins until the BIOS menu screen appears.

By | 2016-12-09T08:39:11+00:00 December 9th, 2016|Categories: Computer & Hardware|Tags: , , , |13 Comments

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  • Rick Godwin

    2006 Toshiba Portege: The 1st Method 3 worked for me!

    Power on the computer.
    Immediately press Esc key on boot up.
    Press F1 key to enter BIOS.

  • DAS01

    I don’t think this works for Win 8.1. I have tried all sorts of things.

    • HandFullOfPeter

      Same here. I’ve tried everything.

      • Rich Kenyon

        you only get .2 seconds to press the button running win 8, according to other answers I have seen on this topic. I was hoping to affect BIOS without turning off laptop since power up is causing other issues.

  • dxdy

    Satellite F2 worked fine with old BIOS… with new BIOS not working anything 🙁 f’ing Toshiba. i never buy Toshiba laptop again…

  • zemm

    The 0 (zero) key. Not the num pad one.

  • TheTech

    If you have entered a BIOS password pressing F2 will only get you basic BIOS view can’t change any settings. You need to keep holding the F2 button down then power on laptop it should then prompt you with a BIOS password request, release your finger off the F2 button & enter your password.

    • Simone Riccardi

      “keep holding the F2 button down then power on” worked perfectly for my Tecra A50…

  • rdowney

    None of these worked for mine – Windows 8 laptop. I once got into BIOS by accident so I know its possible. Toshiba is terrible.

  • Hassan Warraich

    I set an HDD password for my “Toshiba Satellite L850-A848” laptop. Now I can’t get to the BIOS settings. So, how can I open the BIOS? if not possible, I want to know how to remove the HDD password?
    Note: I know the passwordSS

  • ബഹുതച്ചാ…

    With my Toshiba satellite L40-A, windows 10 able to enter bios with following steps
    1. Complete shutdown by pressing shift key while shutdown
    2. Turn on and press F2 and F10 alternatively repeatedly. Once you enter bios disable quick boot option which help to enter bios only with F2 while turn on pc.

    • Scoobydoo

      This worked for me! Thanks

      • ബഹുതച്ചാ…

        Still not able to find the option to choose boot device by F12 while bios screen…Any Luck? Or this not available in L40A model?