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Strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility

Can anyone help me please? I have tried : Replacing a New Cmos Battery, Remove all connections to HDD, CD-Rom and all power cables, and I tried to format PC, but there it shows there isn't any HARD Disk to install System Operative. I waited for a long time, but the same problem. HELP PLEASE????

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WARNING: Before you start troubleshooting remember that you are dealing with electricity that can KILL.

http://www.kitchentablecomputers.com/static.php - rules



Only work inside the computer case when the power has been switched off and disconnected. Never open the power source.



Some of the below steps recommend removing physical parts within the computer. While in the computer it is highly recommend that you be aware of ESD and its potential hazards


Test your PSU power supply unit or replace it if your power supply units fan is not working your PSU is faulty

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/toolsofthetrade/f/powersupplytest.htm


Remove the memory modules from their slots.

Take the opportunity to clean the slots on the motherboards and the memory module connectors.



Use compressed air to blow dust away and clean contacts with a soft cloth.

Do not use a metallic vacuum cleaner if it touches any component it may create a short and cause damage to the motherboard or other components.



Do not use solvent that may attract dust and never poke things like cotton buds in to slots. lightly rub an alcohol on a cloth not to hard let the alcohol do the work on the copper gold or silver tabs and r



Allow the pins to dry.

They will air dry in a matter of minutes.



If reseating the memory did not resolve the issue try swapping the location of the memory.

If you have only one stick of memory in the computer try moving it to another slot and then boot the computer.


Check the memory module and memory slot contacts.

They are either copper tin or gold.

The colour will tell you which they are.



Mixing tin and gold can result in corrosion that prevents proper contact.

Look for any sign of physical damage to the memory module, memory slots or the motherboard.


Reseat the memory modules.


You should hear an audible click when they are in place.

Do not use too much force to reseat the memory module in to the slot this can cause damage to the module, slot or motherboard.

The hardware that you are trying to access is damaged or failing.



The device drivers for the hardware are faulty or incompatible.


Could be a problem with the Hard Drive or the Hard drives PCB

http://www.onepcbsolution.com/


There is a connection problem such as a bad cable

for internal hard drives


Test all power and data leads that attach to your hard drive IDE,SATA


the leads from your MOTHERBOARD TO THE HARD DRIVE make sure they have a

secure dust free connections and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty if its a flat 40pin ide


this will be the first to fail


Make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd and floppy (If Applicable) have secure connections and are not faulty.


or just replace them they could be faulty a computer needs power and data to travel through every working device and continue its cycle and have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error

Hope this helps.

Posted on Dec 03, 2012

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SOURCE: 1 beep and won't boot...Strike F1 to retry or F2 for setup utility

hi! i have a prob with my pc its an DELL GX OPTIPLEX 270. It doesn't work in the boot, it lunch me a message at the first screen (strike f1 to retry boot, f2 for utilities). I have try many solution but it doesn't work. So, plz if any one can help me to solve my pc.
i'm waiting for and thx.

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SOURCE: heloo sir i have a problem with my dell 170l when

CMOS battery ...you need to change the battery of *********** board

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SOURCE: heloo sir i have a problem with my dell 170l when

Hit F2,look in setup to see if the hard drive is recognized and check that the date and time are correct.
Then hit esc key. it will ask if you want to save changes, click yes. It should boot and probably ask you to hit F1 or F2 again., unless there is a problem with the CMOS battery, which may need to be replaced.
If you hit F1 to continue, it will boot, but your time and date will be off.

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Heloo sir i have a problem with my dell 170l when i start it it shows ''strike F1 to continue, F2 to run the setup utility'' when i click f1 it show ''f1 to retry boot,f2 for setup utility'' plz help me...


Hit F2,look in setup to see if the hard drive is recognized and check that the date and time are correct.
Then hit esc key. it will ask if you want to save changes, click yes. It should boot and probably ask you to hit F1 or F2 again., unless there is a problem with the CMOS battery, which may need to be replaced.
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