Will not go beyond the boot screen at startup, pressing F2 or F12 does not respond
My system is freezing up at boot up, F2 and F12 gets me no rresponse
my comp can go beyond booting stage. it comes to a screen that says boot windows normal and thus it. from there on it freezes. what should i do?
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Re: will not go beyond the boot screen at startup,...
2 ways to try 1) Boot in safe mode F8 key while booting. if possible right click C:\ properties tools open error check tick small box to fix errors and reboot Windows on reboot will check disk for errors and fix them then restart. 2) Reinstall windows in repair mode After all drivers etc loaded windows will ask what you want to do install, repair etc press R key for repair and follow instructions
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You can press del or F2 key to go for BIOS then you can go to the BOOT MENU to change the boot device. Select First boot device and change it to the CD-ROM then press on F10 to save the changes. Please restart the computer then your computer boots to CD-ROM.
change the boot formate to f12 keep pushing f2 f2 f2 when first page comes push f2 then change boot formate to f12 then pushf10 for saving the boot setting then restart lap top then push f12 then run windows under d:drive.
As soon as you turn on the computer start tapping (not fast, but steady) the F1 key, you could try F2, DEL, and other various keys that work on other boards.
Usually the screen will show you what to press in the corner or somewhere on the screen.
F12 for boot / F2 for BIOS / etc
Or it might say Press F1 or F2 or something to enter Set-up.
You have to catch it before the computer starts to boot into your operating system.
At this point you can push the power button for half a second and the computer should turn off instantly as you have not started booting up the computer.
Then you can try another key to enter the BIOS.
After locating the manual and skimming through it, I see that it states you need to press the DEL key to enter setup (BIOS).
You buy a windows Vista installer disc from a website such as this one (Once the page loads navigate to Software>Operating Systems). After you buy the disc insert the CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive. Now start your computer. During startup tell your motherboard to boot from the CD-ROM drive. This is done before the Windows (or whichever operating system you use) loading screen. It will give you a message such as, "Boot From - F2." Press the button associated with the message for the boot sequence (In the above example it would be F2). This is where you select your CD-ROM drive as the primary boot device, then press ENTER to confirm the decision. The motherboard might ask you to press a key on your keyboard to boot from the CD-ROM drive. In this instance press any key on the keyboard and the Windows Operating System Installer will launch.
This is because you have to change the boot sequence in the BIOS or setup of the motherboard. When you first turn on the computer you can see something like press DEL to enter Setup or F12 or F10 or F2 depending onyour motherboard. once you get into setup you will see either boot sequence or boot order. Set the CDROM as the first boot device. Then when you startup the computer again you will see PRESS ANY KEY TO BOOT FROM CD. proceed with pressing anything on the keyboard.
ok fair enough.... boot the computer and watch the screen.... you need to watch for the key to enter setup.... delete key seems to be the most popular but i've had computers use f1 and f2, f11 and f12.... if it goes to fast hit pause as it gets to the point where it tells you the key to hit to enter setup.... after you are in change the boot sequence to boot to cdrom..... hit f10 and save the changes... reboot to the cd and continue with your install