How to Reset BIOS on a Toshiba A55-S1063

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How to Reset BIOS on a Toshiba A55-S1063
The BIOS controls how a computer boots up. (laptop image by Ewe Degiampietro from

A program known as the BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) controls how a computer boots up and how much memory is set aside for programs. Changing the BIOS options on a Toshiba Satellite A55-S1063 laptop may result in the machine trying to boot from the wrong device or frequently crash if the memory settings are incorrect. Fortunately, the laptop includes an option to automatically reset all the various BIOS options to their former factory settings.

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  1. 1

    Save any files you are currently using and shut down any active programs on your Toshiba A55-S1063 laptop. Click the Windows "Start" menu and choose the "Shut Down," then "Restart."

  2. 2

    Press the Toshiba's "F2" key as soon as the "Enter Setup" text appears near the bottom of the LCD screen, during the operating system's boot-up process. Wait for the BIOS menu to appear and press "F9" to bring up the "Load Default Settings" screen.

  3. 3

    Tap the left arrow key to scroll to the "Yes" option. Hit "Enter" to confirm you want to completely reset the Toshiba Satellite A55-S1063's BIOS options to all the original settings.

  4. 4

    Hit "F10" to bring up the "Save Changes and Exit" screen. Navigate to the "Yes" option and press the "Enter" key to save the Toshiba's default settings and load the laptop's operating system.

Tips and warnings

  • Resetting your Toshiba Satellite A55-S1063's BIOS will also reset the laptop's system time. Before saving the changes and restarting the operating system you may want to manually enter in the current system time. Scroll to the "Date" option and hit "Enter." Type in the current date and hit "Enter" again. Scroll down to "Time" and repeat the process. Hit "F10" and choose "Yes" to restart the laptop.

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