Accessing BIOS menu on Dell Latitude 2110 touchscreen computer
I have a Dell Latitude 2110 touchscreen. No boot screen, black screen where boot screen should be then goes straight to the windows login page.
Turn it on turn it off it always does the same. It will be a black screen until you hit f11+ctrl. Sometimes it will go straight to the windows screen like its been in hibernation. I have turned it off, on, removed battery etc and I can not get it to a splash screen or bios. It's a laptop thats been sitting in a closet and my friends ex wife set a password on it. I was trying to get to the boot screen to use the windows password remover thingy via flash drive....would be perfect if I could set it to boot from usb :/ please help! I'm a girl so take it easy on me with the tech lingo!
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This is funny, I had a co-worker who had that exact problem on a Dell Optiplex 760. Since you can get booted into Windows go to support.dell.com, go to drivers, input your service tag or just select the machine, and then update the BIOS. (The version they have available may be too new if your BIOs is too old, in which case you'll have to look for Previous Versions on their site.) Dell Chat will normally point you to the proper direction as well if you can't find it.
Once we upgraded the BIOS on the Optiplex we were able to hit the POST screen and get into BIOS like normal again. I'm betting it will fix you up as well.