TOSHIBA Satellite C660: How to enter the BIOS

If you’re used to enter the BIOS by pressing the F2 or Delete key, the Toshiba Satellite C660 may leave you confused. At this point, I don’t know why manufacturers are trying to make life even more complicated than it already is. For example, Sony ships many of their Vaio series laptops with an additional Assist button you have to press while booting the device, just to get into the UEFI screen. But let’s not drift away and get back to Toshiba instead.

As it turns out, you also need to press the F2 key to enter the BIOS of the C660. It’s just the way you do it, which is unfamiliar and weird. Here is a short instruction on how to do it:

  1. Make sure your Toshiba Satellite C660 is turned off
  2. Now press the F2 key and keep pressing it until advised otherwise
  3. Additionaly, press the power button like you would when you turn on the device
  4. Release the F2 key once the BIOS screen is showing up

But sometimes, even this procedure isn’t enough. On occassion, I have encountered issues when using the internal keyboard. So, my advice would be to connect an external USB keyboard if you’re still struggling to access the BIOS screen of your C660.

While searching for a solution I also stumbled upon a few other ways Toshiba is trying to keep its users out of the BIOS. While some models may apply the good old technique of using different keys like F9 or Escape, some others may require pressing Alt and F2 together while starting the machine. Even more special are some models where you have to press the INS key, which is usually put on the 0 of the num block. All I know is that I’m getting pretty fed up with all the different ways of accomplishing such a simple task. If you know any other ways how you may crack Toshiba’s barriers, let me know in the comments. Everyone should have the option to do with their laptop whatever they want.

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