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How do I know if my boot ste up is correct - Dell Inspiron 531 Athlon 64 X2 4400+ 2.3GHz 1GB 500GB DVD RW Vista Home Premium PC Desktop

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Go to System Setup

  • Turn on (or restart) your computer.
  • When the blue DELL™ logo is displayed, you must watch for the F2 prompt to appear.
  • Once this F2 prompt appears, press <F2> immediately.
NOTE: The F2 prompt indicates that the keyboard has initialized. This prompt can appear very quickly, so you must watch for it to display, and then press <F2>. If you press <F2> before you are prompted, this keystroke will be lost.

  • Go to Boot menu tab (Displays boot device property for all the bootable devices present on the system.)
    • Hard Disk Drive
    • CD ROM Drive
    • Removable Drive

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If your PC doesn't boot up using the hard drive, you can check that by looking for the F2 or F12 displayed on the screen during boot up. Then start pressing F2 or F12 quickly to get setup.
In setup follow the directions and set your "boot device" to "hard drive"
Hope this is what you needed.

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