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Laptop (32 bit Vista Home prem) only starts when F1 is pressed

The HP laptop is 18 months old. Will not wake up from sleep or restart unless the F1 key is depressed and specify the OS you want to use.I did a full restore from a backup copy but cannot seem to be able to use my recovery DVDs that I created nor can I use the recovery files on my hard drive. Apparently there are errors (?). Using the F8 key during bootup doesn't help because the computer will not autostart I do not have vista disks. .

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You need to reinstall your OS, probably both OS are corrupted. create a buck up of your important files before you format your laptop

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Go into your bios and turn off the option to have to depress f1, as well as switching the first boot device from the hard drive to the disc drive. After you have done this insert the backuip disc and run the automated recovery tool.

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    also if you are dual booting which operating systems do you have installed?

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Try turning the cmos battery over for a couple of minutes and then put it back in the way it was to bedin with. it should clear the memory and allow you to start all over again. the cmos is a small battery inside the computer and as i said it shoudl clear the memory of all its errors as well

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Try resetting it to optimized defaults from bios setup.also change the cmos battery.and select none in the setup instead of 1.44 floppy disk drive.

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You now have a dual booting system, and installed both O/S.

Posted on Dec 25, 2008

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    blueextc3221 Dec 25, 2008

    You cannot use a 64 bit program on XP, and likewise cannot use a 32bit program on Vista.

    You have the best of both worlds if both O/S work, Leave it.

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    blueextc3221 Dec 25, 2008

    the problem is NOT in BIOS if you are asked to select O/S !!

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