How to Reset a Toshiba Satellite A215 BIOS


The Basic Input Output System (BIOS) menu controls several important system settings in your Toshiba Satellite A215 laptop. Changing the settings can cause serious problems with your laptop's ability to boot its operating system or correctly display the time. If your Satellite laptop is experiencing issues after changing any of the BIOS settings, you can fix the problem by manually resetting all of the BIOS options back to their original settings.

  • Power off your Toshiba Satellite A215 laptop. Power it back on and wait for the "Press F2 to Enter Setup" option to appear at the bottom of the screen.

  • Tap the "F2" key to access the Satellite A215's BIOS menu. Press the "F9" key to reset the first set of BIOS options back to their original settings.

  • Press the right arrow key to move over to the "Advanced" tab. Press the "F9" key again. Repeat the process of moving over to the next tab and tapping "F9" to reset the settings.

  • Press the "F10" key to save the changes to the Satellite A215's BIOS and restart the operating system.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you want to exit the BIOS menu without saving any of the changes you made, press the "Escape" button in any of the menu screens.
  • To change a specific BIOS option, use the "down arrow" key to highlight the option and then press the "Enter" key to see the list of available settings. Choose the option you want and then press "Enter" again.

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