How to Reset BIOS on an Asus Motherboard

Updated February 21, 2017

The ASUS company manufactures computer motherboards for both Intel and AMD processors. The Basic Input/Output System, commonly abbreviated as BIOS, is a program (firmware) built into the motherboard. The BIOS starts each time the computer is turned on or restarted to check and initialise all hardware components. The BIOS set-up on ASUS motherboards typically includes many options to configure hardware such as the processor, memory or hard drives, as well as to tweak the system settings. But some changes in the BIOS may destabilise your computer and cause, for example, random crashes (blue screen of death). The ASUS BIOS has an option to reset all settings to factory defaults.

Restart the computer.

Press "Del" on the keyboard when a logo appears on the display; on some ASUS motherboard models you will get a direct message to "Press DEL to enter SETUP."

Wait up to five seconds until the BIOS set-up menu appears.

Use the arrow keys to get to the menu tab labelled "Exit" and press "Enter."

Select the "Load Setup Defaults" option to reset the BIOS settings to factory defaults.

Press the "F10" key to save changes and exit the BIOS menu.

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