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    Default Getting into the BIOS of a Mecer computer.

    This is the noobiest question I've asked on a forum but how the hell do you get into the CMOS setup of a Mecer computer? I've just about pressed every bloody key on the keyboard.
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    Depends on the board. Most BIOS screens are accessed by pressing either DELETE or F2 before the computer finishes its POST.

    Knowing the Mecer PCs, there will probably be a password on the BIOS, so you will need to either get it from them, or flash the BIOS with new firmware (if you know the motherboard make and model, a quick google search should turn up these resources)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sn3rd View Post
    Depends on the board. Most BIOS screens are accessed by pressing either DELETE or F2 before the computer finishes its POST.

    Knowing the Mecer PCs, there will probably be a password on the BIOS, so you will need to either get it from them, or flash the BIOS with new firmware (if you know the motherboard make and model, a quick google search should turn up these resources)
    I know this but it still doesn't work, those two keys.

    And it's a new PC with the seal still intact for warranty puposes so I can't open it up.
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    DEL, F2, F10, F11, F12?

    Press ESC to exit the splash screen at startup to see if it'll help.

    Otherwise take it back and give the supplier gas
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Librarian View Post
    DEL, F2, F10, F11, F12?

    Press ESC to exit the splash screen at startup to see if it'll help.

    Otherwise take it back and give the supplier gas
    That's another thing, there is no splash screen, so it might be that they have it on a quick-boot setting or something. Is it possible that the CMOS setup can be secured to such a degree that you can't access it other than to flash it.

    This is a Education Departement PC given to the school and I don't want to break the seal and open it up.
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    Got it. Hear this.

    You have to use the USB keyboard that as been issued with the computer. Any old USB keyboard (that works perfectly inside Windows BTW) cannot get you into the CMOS setup.
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    That doesn't make any sense

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    aaaarg!! Meccer, they put these silly boot screens up on all thier PC's and make it near imposible to get to the bios

    Only thing I can think of is tapping the del button as soon as you hit the power button
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    Quote Originally Posted by sn3rd View Post
    Depends on the board. Most BIOS screens are accessed by pressing either DELETE or F2 before the computer finishes its POST.

    Knowing the Mecer PCs, there will probably be a password on the BIOS, so you will need to either get it from them, or flash the BIOS with new firmware (if you know the motherboard make and model, a quick google search should turn up these resources)
    My old Mecer used the ESCAPE key and required no password.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glordit View Post
    aaaarg!! Meccer, they put these silly boot screens up on all thier PC's and make it near imposible to get to the bios

    Only thing I can think of is tapping the del button as soon as you hit the power button
    With the old USB keyboards I hit the F1, F2 and Del keys before after and during the whole booting process ... just to be sure

    But when I used the new USB Keyboard it worked first time after I pressed del. The thing was that I had already hooked up the new keyboard up to an old computer and was using an old keyboard to do the work on the new PC. I had to drag my ass all the way under and in the cupboard to unwind the new USB keyboard from the spiral binding that I had already used to tie all the cables.
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