Desktop Boards
Desktop Boards
Keyboard Prompts During Boot Process (POST)

During the boot-up process, before the operating system loads, you can press certain Function keys and Control key combinations to launch different tasks. 

Function key or Control key Purpose
F2 Accesses the BIOS Setup program.
F7 Initiates a BIOS update process where the update files are stored on a USB thumb drive. For instructions on this BIOS update method, see Instructions for F7 BIOS Flash update.
F8 Opens the Windows* boot option menu which allows you to boot into safe mode, enable boot logging, perform restore tasks, and more.
F9 Launches the Remote PC Assist Wizard. This function is only available when the board supports Intel® Remote PC Assist Technology (Intel® RPAT).
F10 Accesses the boot menu and displays all bootable devices to select from.
F12 Allows you to boot to a network; generally used to install an operating system from an image on the network.
Control-I Opens the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST) option ROM user interface.  This prompt is available on boards that are configured for and support RAID.
Control-M Opens the Marvell RAID option ROM user interface. This prompt is available on boards that are configured for and support Marvell RAID.
Control-P Opens the Intel® Management Engine (MEBx) Configuration user interface. This prompt is only available on certain boards that support the Intel® Management Engine.

This applies to:

IntelŽ Desktop Board D410PT
IntelŽ Desktop Board D425KT
IntelŽ Desktop Board D510MO
IntelŽ Desktop Board D525MW
IntelŽ Desktop Board DB43LD
IntelŽ Desktop Board DB65AL
IntelŽ Desktop Board DG31GL
IntelŽ Desktop Board DG31PR
IntelŽ Desktop Board DG33BU
IntelŽ Desktop Board DG33FB
IntelŽ Desktop Board DG33TL
IntelŽ Desktop Board DG35EC
IntelŽ Desktop Board DG41AN
IntelŽ Desktop Board DG41BI
IntelŽ Desktop Board DG41CN
IntelŽ Desktop Board DG41KR
IntelŽ Desktop Board DG41MJ
IntelŽ Desktop Board DG41RQ
IntelŽ Desktop Board DG41TX
IntelŽ Desktop Board DG41TY
IntelŽ Desktop Board DG41WV
IntelŽ Desktop Board DG43GT
IntelŽ Desktop Board DG43NB
IntelŽ Desktop Board DG43RK
IntelŽ Desktop Board DG45FC
IntelŽ Desktop Board DG45ID
IntelŽ Desktop Board DH55HC
IntelŽ Desktop Board DH55PJ
IntelŽ Desktop Board DH55TC
IntelŽ Desktop Board DH57DD
IntelŽ Desktop Board DH57JG
IntelŽ Desktop Board DH61AG
IntelŽ Desktop Board DH61BE
IntelŽ Desktop Board DH61CR
IntelŽ Desktop Board DH61DL
IntelŽ Desktop Board DH61SA
IntelŽ Desktop Board DH61WW
IntelŽ Desktop Board DH67BL
IntelŽ Desktop Board DH67CF
IntelŽ Desktop Board DH67CL
IntelŽ Desktop Board DH67GD
IntelŽ Desktop Board DH67VR
IntelŽ Desktop Board DP35DP
IntelŽ Desktop Board DP43BF
IntelŽ Desktop Board DP43BFL
IntelŽ Desktop Board DP43TF
IntelŽ Desktop Board DP45SG
IntelŽ Desktop Board DP55KG
IntelŽ Desktop Board DP55SB
IntelŽ Desktop Board DP55WB
IntelŽ Desktop Board DP55WG
IntelŽ Desktop Board DP67BA
IntelŽ Desktop Board DP67BG
IntelŽ Desktop Board DP67DE
IntelŽ Desktop Board DQ35JO
IntelŽ Desktop Board DQ35MP
IntelŽ Desktop Board DQ43AP
IntelŽ Desktop Board DQ45CB
IntelŽ Desktop Board DQ45EK
IntelŽ Desktop Board DQ57TM
IntelŽ Desktop Board DQ57TML
IntelŽ Desktop Board DQ67EP
IntelŽ Desktop Board DQ67OW
IntelŽ Desktop Board DQ67SW
IntelŽ Desktop Board DX38BT
IntelŽ Desktop Board DX48BT2
IntelŽ Desktop Board DX58OG
IntelŽ Desktop Board DX58SO
IntelŽ Desktop Board DX58SO2
IntelŽ Desktop Board DZ68BC
IntelŽ Desktop Board DZ68DB
IntelŽ Desktop Board DZ68ZV

Solution ID: CS-032834
Last Modified: 29-Oct-2014
Date Created: 04-Oct-2011