The BIOS, or Basic Input Output System, is the very first thing that loads when you turn your computer on. The BIOS contains system commands that allow the computer's hardware to interact with each other and the operating system. Changing the wrong settings in the BIOS can render a computer unusable, so computer manufacturers like Toshiba require the user to complete a set of keystrokes to make sure that people don't accidentally access the BIOS.
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Hold down the "Esc" key and press the power button to turn your Toshiba Satellite Pro 430 laptop on.
Press the F1 key when the check system message comes up on the screen. If the Toshiba laptop begins to load the operating system, you have to turn it off and try again. If you haven't accessed a BIOS before, it may take a few attempts to get it right.
Release the "Esc" key when the BIOS screen comes up. You can press the "End" key to exit and save any changes you make while in the BIOS.
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