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My desk top computer has booting problem

My computer has XP professional operating system but recently it has booting problem. When switched on it directly switches on and asks for F1 or F2 to press to continue. How can I avoid this? I want it as it was when I have to press power button to switch on the computer which then went to normal process of booting up.

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The F1 or F2 takes you into the BIOS setting.
The problem could be a flat BIOS battery and the Date & Time needs to be set to the current date & time.
Replacing the BIOS battery with a new one will fix this problem. When you insert the new battery go into the BIOS setting and set the Date & Time.

Posted on Dec 30, 2012

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Have you tried changing the cmos battery on the motherboard?

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If you are getting bad block reports on your hard drive, it means that your hard drive media has suffered some degradation. It could very well be that some system files are being affected by this, thus continually triggering the problem. You may not like the suggestion I have, but it looks to me like the most solid solution (saving you hours and hours of troubleshooting).

Backup all files from your hard drive, save all of your browser shortcuts to backup files, then perform another Windows XP installation with a low level format of the hard drive. I know a PC specialist with many years of experience that says hard drives develop faulty areas over time and that every 5 years or so, it's just best to back up data from the hard drive and perform a low level format. This resets the device completely. If there are any faulty areas on the disk, they are skipped over--to the operating system, the drive will be perfectly fine.

This is not a guaranteed solution, but it sounds to me like it will eliminate a lot of possible culprits for you. Good luck.

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SOURCE: Strike F1 key to continue, F2 to run the setup utility

Please let me know what is the make and the model of the pc that you are using.. Also, go to the bios, under boot menu, make sure that you have hard drive as the first boot option.. For further queries please get in touch..

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Most motherboards have settings that allow the board to try and overclock itself upon bootup. Take a look in your manual and it should lead you to the correct setting in the bios that will allow you to have the computer boot up in normal mode. Failing that, you may have to force the motherboard back to the default setup. There is a jumper you would have to move, then you would remove the battery from the motherboard. Check your manual for how to clear the CMOS settings if you need to do that step.

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