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Computer starts and wont continue anymore eventhough it stasted that i should press F1 key to continue or Del key to enter SETUP

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  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson May 11, 2010

    have you pressed any of these keys to see what happens?

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How to Insert Boot Media?


Mostly you wil have to adjust the BIOS of the computer to boot from USB or DVD media.
When booting most computers mention the button(s) to press to get into BIOS:
--A Function key (such as F1, F2, or F3)
--The Esc key
--The Delete key
On some PCs, entering the BIOS may require pressing another key or a combination of keys. Keep your eyes open for an on-screen message that says something like: --'Press F1 to enter setup'
--'BIOS settings: Esc'
--'Setup = Del'
--'System configuration: F2'
If you don't catch it the first time, simply try again. Your computer's documentation may also tell you which key to press.
3. When you know the right key, start the computer again and press the key when the first screen pops up: You may hear a confirmation beep or see a new message. If you timed it correctly, you'll be in the BIOS within a few seconds.

Good luck,
A.Misset

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I have lenovo thinkcentre A57, i can't access in bios setup while pressing F1, F8 or F12, when i'm pressing any of them the computer continue to boot in a black screen. Sincerely: Juls


To start the Setup Utility program, do the following:
1.
If your computer is already on when you start this procedure, turn off the
computer.
2.
Repeatedly press and release the F1 key when turning on the computer. When
you hear multiple beeps or see a logo screen, release the F1 key.
Note:
If a Power-On Password or an Administrator Password has been set, the
Setup Utility program menu is not displayed until you type the correct
password.

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No F1 promted on screen when i start


In some CMOS setup settings the prompt can be turned off.
Enter CMOS setup by holding down key as PC boots.
Common keys are DEL, F1, F2, and F12. Try each of these keys until you enter setup, then find setting to show prompt.

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My desktop 4210 is in paused mode how do i fix it


Step 1:
Restart your computer During the boot process you will see on the screen a certain key to press usually the Delete or F2 to enter setup this may vary depending on your computers bios other possible keys Acer: - Ctrl +Alt +Esc

ALR PC: (F2) or (Ctrl)(Alt)Esc)

AMI BIOS: (Del), (F1) or (F2)

AST, Advantage, Award, Tandon: - Ctrl + Alt + Esc

Award BIOS: (Del) or (Ctrl)(Alt)(Esc) Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS using the arrow keys navigate load failsafe defaults or load optimized defaults press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart

Mar 12, 2013 | PC Desktops

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Floppy diskette seek failure during start-up


Hello,
You can disable that by changing the boot sequence of your computer.
Turn on or restart your computer and watch for a message while your computer is restarting about a particular key, usually Del or F2, that you'll need to press to ...enter SETUP. Press this key as soon as you see the message.

You will a screen where it says BIOS Setup. Use the arrow keys to navigate to it and look for the option that says Boot Sequence or Change Boot Sequence. Each computer differs so I can't tell you the exact appearance of your computer's Bios Setup.
You can find the instructions on how to navigate in Bios by looking at the bottom part of the screen.
Change the boot order from there. Make your main hard drive as number one and the floppy drive in the last. You can see the instructions on how to do that in the screen in BIOS setup.

After changing the order. Save and Exit. It will restart automatically and observe if you still see the issue.


I hope this helps!


Please let me know if you need more assistance.

Carlo

Jan 26, 2013 | Dell PC Desktops

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Booting problem


Restart your computer
have a close look at the screen it will be quick you will see which key to press to enter bios

During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup usually the Delete or F2 key

this will vary depending on your computer and operating system

Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS using the arrow keys load failsafe defaults or load optimized defaults press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart

hope this helps

others you might try

Acer: - Ctrl+Alt+Esc

ALR PC: (F2) or (Ctrl)(Alt)Esc)

AMI BIOS: (Del), (F1) or (F2)

AST, Advantage, Award, Tandon: - Ctrl + Alt + Esc

Award BIOS: (Del) or (Ctrl)(Alt)(Esc)

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Start-up and shut down problems, When starting up it says, press f1 to continue, f2 to run set-up.... F1 works but I am getting tired of doing this. Now when the computer starts, it stops at...


Hi names Rui,


For your problem the computer may display a prompt to press F1/F2 or any other key to enter setup each time the computer boots as a reminder on how to enter CMOS. However, if the computer asks to press F1/F2 (or another key) to enter setup and does not continue, this may be caused by any of the below reasons.

  1. New hardware has been recently installed.
  2. Error or confliction with settings in CMOS.
  3. CMOS battery is bad or failing.
Solution:

New hardware has been recently installed

If new hardware has been recently installed into the computer, it is likely that you are receiving the prompt "Press F1 or F2 to enter setup" because CMOS needs to verify that the new detected hardware is properly being setup in CMOS. Enter CMOS setup and save the settings and exit. If you continue to get errors continue to the next step.


Error or confliction with settings in CMOS

If no new hardware has been added or you continue to get this prompt verify no error or conflictions exist in CMOS. Press the key to enter setup and verify that all settings are correct.

If your time and date are not set correctly, your battery is more than likely bad. Try setting the correct time and date, save the settings and then reboot. If after turning off the computer the time and date get reset again replace the battery.

If the time and date are correct and everything else appears to be correct try resetting the CMOS values to the defaults.


CMOS battery is bad or failing

If you continue to receive the prompt to enter setup each time the computer boots up and you have attempted to follow the above suggestions, your CMOS battery is bad. We recommended that the CMOS battery be replaced.


hope this will help you.

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Unable to get into my bio settings to change from linux to windows please help


for that when you power up the computer press F1 or F2 or "del" key to enter in bios.
Then you can see bios setup screen.
But if you still not able to access then open cpu cabinet and pull cmos cell from motherbord for 10 minutes then refix it then all settings goes to defaults.
Then check with again F1 or F2 ,"del" ,F12,F8 or TAB or enter key.
Let me know if you need more assistance.
Thanks.

Oct 23, 2009 | PC Desktops

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Reformatting my computer


  • Using System Recovery CDs
  • Change the boot order in the BIOS:-
  • Turn off the computer:
  • Disconnect devices that are connected to USB, Fire wire, parallel and serial ports, except the keyboard, the mouse anb Internet Connection.
  • Turn on the computer.
  • When the color screen with the logo appears, press the F1 key on the keyboard until Entering SETUP is displayed. (You only have a few seconds to press the F1 key before the normal startup process continues.)
  • Wait until the BIOS setup program opens.
  • Press the right arrow key to select Boot.
  • Press the down arrow key to select Boot Device Priority, and then press Enter on the keyboard.
  • Change the first boot device to CD-ROM using one of these methods:
  • Press the down arrow key to select the CD-ROM item. Press the + (plus) key to move the CD-ROM item up until it is the first item in the list.
  • Press the down arrow key to highlight the First Boot Device selection. Press the + (plus) key until CD-ROM is the selection.
  • Start the recovery:-
  • Press the Eject button on the top CD-ROM drive, and wait for the tray to open. Insert the System Recovery CD #1 and close the tray.
  • Press the F10 key to save the changes and exit BIOS.
  • With Yes selected, press Enter.
  • The recovery window automatically starts; wait for the onscreen instructions to display, and then follow the instructions:-
  • Press R, and then press the F key again.
  • Click yes to perform the full system recovery.
  • Insert the remaining CDs when directed.
  • When the recovery program finishes, click Restart to restart the computer.
  • Before the computer restarts, the CD tray ejects. Remove the CD
  • Return the BIOS to the previous setting
  • When the color screen with the logo appears, press the F1 key on the keyboard until Entering SETUP is displayed. (You only have a few seconds to press the F1 key before the normal startup process continues.) Wait until the BIOS setup program opens.
  • Press F5 Key to Set Default Settings in BIOS.
  • Press the F10 key to save the changes and exit BIOS.
  • Select yes and press Enter.
  • Complete the recovery
  • After the computer restarts, a series of startup screens appear. Complete Microsoft Windows setup as follows:
  • Complete the registration process, and then reconnect the devices that were disconnected earlier.
  • Reinstall software that did not originally come with the computer.
  • Write data files that were previously saved on the backup CD or diskette you made from the hard disk.

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Can't enter setup


Hi if you want to enter the bios setup normally you will press del button at boot just after you turn on. Sometimes it isn't del button it may be F1 key and some machine require you to hold the F1 key down then turn on.

Hope this is of some use to you.
J

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