System BIOS Boot Keys for Laptops/Desktop PCs

Note, not all BIOS Boot keys will work as some models have different key combinations to others.


F2 (Setup)
ALT + F2 (Boot Device Options)
F12 (Boot Device Options)
ALT + F10 (Acer eRecovery)


ESC (Boot Selection Menu)
F2 (Setup)
F9 (Asus Laptop Recovery)

Apple (Models 2006+)

Command + Option + P + R (PRAM and NVRAM Reset)
Command + S (Boot into Single-User Mode)
Command + V (Boot with Verbose Status)
Option (Select Hard Drive Boot Volume)
Option + N (Boot Image from Netboot Server)
Shift (Boot into Safe Mode)
C (Boot from CD Drive)
D (Boot from OS/X Recovery and perform Hardware Test)
N (Boot from Network)


CTRL + F11 (Dell™ PC Restore by Symantec)
F8 (Repair Your Computer) Dell Factory Image Restore

EI Systems

F10 (System Recovery)


F2 (Setup)
F12 (Boot Menu)


F11 or R (Gateway Recovery)

HP / Compaq Desktops

F10 (HP Recovery)

HP Pavilion / Compaq Laptops

ESC (Startup Menu)
F1 (System Information)
F2 (System Diagnostic)
F9 (Boot Device Options)
F10 (Setup)
F11 (System Recovery)

IBM ThinkPad

F11 (IBM Product Recovery)

Intel NUC

F2 (System Setup)
F7 (BIOS Update)
F10 (Boot Menu)

iRULU Walknbook

ESC (Boot Device Options)


Lenovo-OneKey-Button15x15 (Lenovo OneKey Rescue System)
F2 (Setup)

Packard Bell

F11 (Recovery Program)

Sony Vaio

F10 (VAIO Recovery Wizard)


0 (zero) (Toshiba Harddrive Recovery Utility)
F2 (Setup Utility)
F8 (Advanced Boot Options Menu)
F12 (Boot Menu)