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The function keys you mentioned are part of the BIOS itself. They are written into the BIOS firmware. If you are saying that there is a password associated WITH those keys, then that was added later by some user. It would be stored in the BIOS though, not part of the OS.
If your trying to reinstall a new copy of Windows in your computer then first thing you need to do is change the Boot sequence of your computer so it will load the Windows CD you inserted then it will run the set up.
To change Boot sequence: 1. Go to BIOS - Press F1 or F2 (depends on model of your computer) immediately after you turn you computer on 2. Go to Boot Menu on the top of the window 3. Change your Boot priority - make sure your dvd drive is your first or primary boot. 4. Press F10 to save and exit.
Make sure you have your Windows CD inserted before pressing F10 coz your computer will restart and will loadautomatically load and run the Windows Setup
Note: If a message "Press any key to boot from CD" appear on a black screen press any key to start the set up
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reset boot formate to f12 but first lets get that blank screen off keep pushing f2 f2 f2 f2 thre or four times intell first page starts up then push f2 then use arrow keys on key board and at bottom booting log you shoud be set up on f2 change boot log f12 then pressf10 to save restart computer then when computer starts up push f12 then run windows under d: drive the it will ask you start windows run windows from disc or trouble shoot go to run windows after that you shoud be ok.
Restart you computer then hit F2 for Boot Bios Setting then GO TO Advance. Change the SATA Mode . ACHE. ot IDE. or Comfatibility.. then enable the F12 boot. make in enable. the hit F10 for save and exit...
Insert you cd os Installer then hit F12 for **** menu. select the CDROOM for boot....
If you are getting a Blue screen repeatedly and you can't start up towindows in any custom setting ( from f8 start up menu ) one way tosolve the problem is to Use the restore disc or windows installation cdor dvd to installwindows into the computer or perform a repair installation if a windowsalready exists on the computer and the setup can find it.
how to perform a repair installation
this is for xp, but its similar on 2000 and on vista.
insert your Windows XP Setup CD, and restart your computer.
1.Whenthe Press any key to boot from CD message is displayed on your screen,press a key to start your computer from the Windows XP CD.
ifnot then the computer is not set to start up from a cd, you can eitherenter the setup / bios to change that setting OR right when you powerup the computer look at the screen it will say what button to press inorder to enter boot menu or bios, it will very likely be button F12 or similar, it should say on the screen when you power on.
if it doesn't, then you need to go into the bios and change the boot order so that the computer starts from the CD first.
after that you should be able to start from the cd and install the OS (Operating system, eg.Windows)
here's some info on how to work the bios: http://www.whitecanyon.com/how-to-change-boot-order.php
Repeat step 1 when you have changed the boot order.
2.Press ENTER when you see the message To setup Windows XP now, and then press ENTER displayed on the Welcome to Setup screen.
3.Do not choose the option to press R to use the Recovery Console.
4.In the Windows XP Licensing Agreement, press F8 to agree to the license agreement.
5.Make sure that your current installation of Windows XP is selected in the box, and then press R to repair Windows XP.
6.Follow the instructions on the screen to complete Setup.
7.Oneswindows is working you will need the drivers for your computer, theyare at the makers website, for hp and compaq. www.hp.com for acerhttp://support.acer-euro.com/drivers/downloads.html for all otherbrands go to google and write Brand drivers. Should get you to theright place. Dell is most likely www.dell.com and so on.
The Resolution can be changed in Windows XP by minimizing all applications, right clicking on the desktop, selecting Properties. In the Display Settings window go to the Settings tab. Here you can change the resolution. I think you are wanting to use a widescreen setup so going for a resolution of 1280x800 should fill your screen. Play around with the available settings to resize the screen.
If you are using MS Vista, you need to minimize all applications to the desktop, right click, select Personalize. In the Personalize Window click on Display Settings down the bottom, modify the resolution as appropriate.
Alternatively, you may be able to find the function key that did this to your resolution. Above your F1-F12 keys there should be a little picture. If you click on the [fn] key (near the Windows key) as well as one of the F1-F12 keys you can cause different functions to be performed. This may be how the resolution changed initially.