January 20, 2009 at 5:40 pm #160737Mat-MooMember
I know that you use [F2] to get to BIOS, as I went in an added a BIOS password to boot my NC10… however now I’ve done this, I’m finding I can’t seem to get back to the BIOS now! I press F2 as soon as I power up, after 5 or so secs the password boxes come ups, I enter my password and frantically hit F2 again, but nothing, it just boots! Any ideas?January 21, 2009 at 12:27 am #180652newstMember
Call Samsung support?January 21, 2009 at 9:02 am #180651jezMember
Hi Mat-Moo, I’m afriad I have not tried adding a password so I cannot tell you what “normal” behaviour might be. I do have trouble getting into the BIOS but just because I never seem to hit F2 at the right time!
Hopefully someone who has added a password without any probs can run you through the normal procedure. Or like newst suggests, contact Samsung support – they are normally pretty helpful.January 21, 2009 at 10:03 am #180655AlfiharParticipant
I don’t usually have an on-boot password (I have tried it on the NC10), though I do use the BIOS password.
Try holding down F2 as soon as you switch the computer on, and let go only when it asks for the password. You shouldn’t need to press F2 again.February 22, 2009 at 11:50 pm #180656
Sorry to revive this topic but I set all my BIOS passwords too and I can’t for some reason enter the BIOS via the F2 key. It asks for two passwords which after you enter you go straight to the Welcome Screen.
Anyone found a way to solve this issue?
Edit: Managed to get in after several attempts but it looks like the WiFi driver got mucked up with Samsung Update Plus. One problem after another. ._.February 23, 2009 at 1:37 am #180660beachMember
i have set both my bios passwords, sometimes i miss it but usually it works every time. i just hit f2 repeatedly after power on as if i’m playing an early 90’s arcade game.
aim for 100 f2 presses lol.February 23, 2009 at 1:44 am #180657
Actually tapping doesn’t do much good. As Alhifar suggested, it’s best to hold F2 to skip the User and HDD password and go straight to the Supervisor password which lets you into the BIOS set-up straight away.February 23, 2009 at 6:50 am #180653XyroxMember
Guess I have very good reflexes then – I just press F2 once, when the Samsung logo shows up.
Mat-Moo, it sounds like you’ve set a on-boot password which means that you missed to hit F2 the first time.February 23, 2009 at 6:38 pm #180658
It’s nothing to do with reflexes. Try setting all the passwords yourself and see the problem we had.February 23, 2009 at 7:58 pm #180654XyroxMember
I accidentally enabled on-boot password when I set the BIOS password the first time and discovered the same thing as the OP – it boots after I enter my password. Thinking it was because I entered the wrong password I tried again, with an incorrect password this time. Wrong password? Weird. So I typed the right password (hunter2) and got to the BIOS settings (and disabled on-boot password).
Anyway, what I wanted to say has already been said: if it boots after entering the password, you missed to hit F2 before the password prompt. I haven’t tried to hold down the F2 key, but it seems to be the best solution.
And me having good reflexes wasn’t seriously meant. 😉February 25, 2009 at 9:46 pm #180659Mat-MooMember
LOL, forgotten about this becuase I’ve not really needed to go in to BIOS. However, inspired by this thread coming back up, I’ve tried the mad F2 at boot and got in, but hold F2 didn’t wok. As soon as it did work the bios screen password box came in, but it was a different colour so I knew it was done! Yea thanks all.
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