I have a PC with a fairly old (about 2004 vintage) motherboard. When it was new I had no problems getting into the BIOS setup, but I haven't had any reason to do that for several years until recently. I don't rememeber there was any special "trick" to this, but I might have forgotten something. I get the front screen saying AMI BIOS blah blah blah Press F2 for setup, Press F11 to select boot device". F11 works fine and gives me the choice of booting from disk, CD-Rom etc. If I press F2 I get a message saying "Entering Setup...". Then nothing happens for about 30 seconds, then the messages about auto-detecting IDE drives flash past and it just boots up without showing me the setup screens. I still have the original motherboard manual (such as it is!) but that doesn't say anything more than "Press F2". I tried restoring the default BIOS settings using the jumper on the motherboard to reset them. That certainly change something (it re-enabled some devices that I had disabled years ago, and also reset the clock back to 2004) but I still can't get into the setup screens. FWIW, The PC had a hard disk crash a few weeks ago which may have been caused by a power surge. I wonder if that has also trashed something in the BIOS. The PC runs fine, apart from not being able to get to the BIOS setup. Any suggestiions (apart from "why not buy a new PC")?