This has been going on for a while now. i have to press F1 to boot up my notebook or else it wont work. and another thing is that i cannot shut down or the next time i on it, it will get stuck at loading windows... so, i always put my com on stand by
i have reformat it but it stays the same. Any advice will b greatly appreciated. d(^_^)b
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Re: Need to keep pressing F1 in order to boot up
If you have to press F1 to enable the bios to pass without a system check, keep an eye on your time clock as it will probably be wrong or need to be corrected every time you boot up, if this is the case then your CR2032 cmos disc flat shaped battery that is located on the motherboard needs replacing
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Removed your power cable and drain power without any power. restart and keep on hitting f12 to get to the boot menu choose ODD then put the OS CD then press enter until its say press any key. If it did not work your other option is reboot and hit f1 or f2 to change the boot sequence on boot option. Restart pc then hit f2 go to boot option and choose DVD/CD to be your first boot option then press f10 restart and it should load automatically.
Hope this resolution fix the problem on your computer.
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Most computers need to have the boot order reset in the Bios to enable booting from cd. The following should be the correct way to access the Bios setup for this model.
Starting with the system powered off (not in sleep/suspend or
hibernate mode)-Start with the system powered off. Press the power
button and then immediately press and hold the Esc key while the system
POST (Power On Self Test). When the POST finishes, a prompt will appear
you to press the F1 key to enter BIOS Setup. At that time, press the F1
access the BIOS Setup program.
Once in the Bios setup, change the boot order to boot first from cd, then save changes and exit. You should then be able to run the cd install.
Press Fn+F1 instead of F1 alone or Fn+\F2 not only F2. Most laptops are by default Fn key activated so we always need to press it with the key combination.
If this doesn't help, there must be internal faulty/problem. Boot up the system and keep pressing F8 and go into "Advanced Boot options", if it's working, then there's no hardware, must be the Fn key.
You must change the boot sequence from your BIOS.
To do this, when your computer starts press F1 or F2 until you enter the bios setup menu. Usually on Toshiba is F1 or Esc key.
Now that you are in the BIOS, you must locate the boot order section. Just go through every page until you see something like Boot Device, Boot Order, Boot Management, Boot Sequence, etc. (its different for each computer)
There, change the boot order to move the Hard Disk or DVD ROM in the top two items in the list.
Save your settings and exit the BIOS.
Your computer will restart and it should boot up normally.
Toshiba® 335 CDS
Toshiba Satellite 205 CDS
ESC then F1 or F2
Toshiba Notebook [Newer models]
1. Turn on computer by Holding down power button while pressing the ESC key. The machine will beep, then display: Check System, then press [F1] key. 2. Release ESC key 3. Press F1 key
Press and hold down Shift key, when you hear the beep, until system boots.
If you dont time it right you will get a keyboard error, dont worry, just press F1 key and immediately hold your Shift key again.
Your system should boot into basic mode, then you need to check your system for virus or last software that may have been installed.