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Wont load i turn on the computer and it says press f12 i do this and the computer wont load any further i tryied all the drivers now i have the disk and should i re install and how when i cant see anythink on the screne help

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  • pennythought Dec 22, 2008

    what iss the os?installer?

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It's not the OS. This problem occurs before the boot sequence for the OS is loaded. Anyone giving advise should know this!

This is a SATA BIOS problem. The only way to fix problem is to upgrade Bios which has the SATA HDD fix. The bios doc says there is a sata error problem.

1. I tested startup with SATA HDD attached, got error.
2. 1 tested with NO SATA HDD but SATA burner attached, got error.
3. I tested with NO SATA hardware attached, NO errror. Booted until where it said no HDD attached as it normally would.

Acer support doesn't have a fixed bios only RO1-B1.
Aspire SA80 came out with bios RO1-B4 v2.3

Aspire SA80 uses a Elitegroup (ECS) 661GX-M7 mobo. They have a v3.0 bios, i have downloaded it but winflash won't install it. I will try loading thru awardflash on a bootable floopy.

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It is on your os problem. Insert your OS installer. You don't have to install a fresh copy but you can repair your previous OS installation. Make sure you have set your boot sequence to CD, floppy and last HDD. You can now reinstall your drivers after doing that.

Posted on Dec 22, 2008

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    Jarish Castañeda Dec 23, 2008

    yes sir os(Operating System) e.g Windows XP, Linux, Ubuntu and etc. If you have a CD of that, Reinstall it or Repair it using your Operating System installer. 


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Restore laptop


If your PC has a recovery partition:
Turn it off.
Before Windows logo appears (after it turns on) keeps pressing F8.
Then you should see Do a system restore?
Keep pressing F8. Then follow what your computer will give you.

If you have a DVD/CD drive and a recovery (reinstall too) disk:
Insert it in.
Turn off your PC.
Turn it on again.
Then keep pressing F12 or F8 (any works).
After that you should see a boot-menu.
Select the option which says to boot from the CD/DVD drive.
Then follow the instructions.

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How To Reinstall A Computer's Operating System


First
Put the installation disk that came with your computer in the disk tray
Second
Turn you computer off
Third
Turn you computer back on
Fourth
Press F12 of F10 (this enters the boot menu)
Fith
Select the cd drive that you have placed the install disk
Sixth
at the bottom of the screen it will tell you what to press to go further with the install process
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It will ask what to do with the partision,Just install on to the partision
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after the partision it will ask what type of format that you want(pick the quick FAT format
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now it will take over but you will have to put in some input to help customize the computers software so that it is better for you

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I go and open my laptop today only to find that it turned itself in and loads. Yet nothing of mine seems to be there. No wallpapers, my account log in... Just the start up stuff. Then I go to log in y


Hi,
1 step - Reinstall Windows
You need:
a reinstallation disk, which usually comes with your computer
The thing:
Insert the DVD disk
Turn off your PC
Turn it on again
Before Windows logo appears keep pressing F12 or F8 (usually F12), then a boot menu should appear.
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Select the option which says to Use a device.
Follow the instructions in the repair.
2 step - Maby it is just the Windows problem, let's have a look:
The thing:
Before startup, keep pressing F12 or F8 and you should see:
1_17_2013_7_56_15_pm.jpgThen click on Troubleshoot and you'll see:
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It should automatically do everything.
*Also, you can click on Reset your PC to restore it to it's original settings.

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How do i clean my computer up with the recovery disc?


The procedure is to insert the disk ..and restart and boot from CD ..If the boot order is already set to boot from CD first ..it will prompt you to press any key to start ..or ..you will need to press F11 or f12 to choose from the menu ..either the recovery will start when you choose f11..or if you choose F12 you have to select the boot from disk drive ..and hit enter ..Confirm by pressing any key and will start ..select the complete reinstalling of the operation system ..and if it asks ..select the C drive and format it if it asks ..
If the recovery disk you have does not contain the operation system but just the recovery for the drivers.you need to install the operation system first from a bot-able disk with the operation system on it ..and the procedure is the same ..Insert disk ..select F12 on start to get to the boot menu .select cd /dvd drive ..and hit enter..when asked ..press a key to confirm the action ..and go with the installation progress and follow instructions ..
The steps in both cases will be the loading of the primary files ..after that the agreement with microsoft ..and will show previous OS ..choose not to repair but new installation ..and select a partition ..(same on C drive ) ..and will ask if you want to keep files or replace ..I suggest not to keep anything and erase the drive and format it in NTFS quick ..and go on..It will load the files..for windows..and restart and this time you do not need to press a key ..but let it continue and finish the job ..
Those steps are for installing from os disks..and some of them will not be present in installing from recovery ..With the recovery disk things will go on automatically ..
Let me know if you have questions ..have a nice day !

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I have a compaq presaario SR2030NX destop computer it has a windowsXP. when I was recoving the computer it was frozen.I turned off it.I turn on but computer is black screen.I try to recovering again...


Press F12 right after you turn the computer on, this should give you boot options, select boot from CD, press OK and you may get a prompt displayed to "Press Enter To Boot From CD" You should be good to go from there. I hope this helps. Good luck and have a pleasent day.

May 01, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Hai my name is laman my lenovo laptop just haveasmall problem it's displays only press {f2} for set up press f12 for boot device selection & can not execute so any one please solve this problem


Pressing F2 is the shortcut key to enter in cmos setup or bios settings where you can setup interrupt request and the direct memory access and also changing system date and time. While the F12 key is a shortcut key where you can select a boot device which are the hard disk drive if it's loaded with the operating system like windows xp or windows 7 etc., and if you are going to install or reformat your computer select the cd/dvd room drive to be the boot device. Supposedly the computer will load after the F2 or F12 appears on your screen if you have the functional operating system. But if your computer still restarting and always appearing on your screen the said F2 and F12 keys that means it is required to be reformat your computer. But before that you try to tapping F8 key while turning on your computer and select safe mode and press enter, after loading and still restarting that is the time to format your computer but you must back up your data or files that you saved on your computer. Call a computer technician or IT that know how to back up and can format your computer. Have a nice day.

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Set up did not find any hard disk drivers installed on computer


Your notebook has SATA hdd. Got into the bios (keep pressing F2 key on startup) then in the bios screen find HDD and press enter. Select IDE mode. Press f10 to save changes and exit. When this is done install XP.
Alternatively connect external usb floppy drive and unzip sata drivers into that. When booting from xp cd press f6 to load drivers.Follow onscreen instructions to load drivers and continue xp installation.
Please let me know if issue not solved for futher ts steps.
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Computer wont load up


If you can open you system than what you have to do is just to unplug the hard disk power cable and data cable and refit is properly and than start your system. This will definately help you unless your system is not effected with virus.

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Toshiba satellite with windows xp will only show black sreen and wont let windows xp repair


Your description of the symptom shows that your operating system installation has been corrupted. Fastest and easiest way to resolve the Issue using the "Recovery and application disk" (it comes with laptop) to perform full system recovery. I would like to remind you full system recovery will erase everything saved on Hard drive. You can check possible option on http://support.toshiba.com

If you dont have recovery and application disk you get one. You can call Toshiba @ 1-800-457-7777

Please post if you need further assitance

Good Luck

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