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My new HP G50, while typing, if i am typing on firefox, it shall go to full screen, or will type the wrong keys, for example sometimes when i press space bar, ' shall come; on word, it shall automatically go tohspeddcheck

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Look at your keyboard and try and find a "Function/F Lock" Key. Assuming you have one, try hitting it and hopefully your problem will be solved. I would also reccomend finding a used keyboard to use just in case your keyboard is broken.

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F keys functions


F1
As a throwback to DOS days, you will find that the F1 key will often bring up a help menu. If you press F1 while working in a program, help for that program will usually appear. If you press F1 while at the Windows desktop or when the Windows Explorer is open, a Windows help screen will pop up. If you happen to be working in a program and would like to see the Windows help screen, simply press the Windows key (the key with the Windows logo on the bottom row of keys) on your keyboard and press F1 at the same time.

F2
You can use the F2 key to rename an item when working in Windows. Highlight any folder or file, and press F2. You will then be able to type a new name for the object. After you type the new name, just click outside the name box or press the enter key to make the name change. This works just like right-clicking a file or folder and selecting Rename.

F3
When you are working in Windows, the F3 key will open the Find Files window.

F4
The F4 key has some very useful functionality. You can press F4 to open the Address bar when working in Internet Explorer. This will allow you to type the address of a Web page for quick access.

You can also press the Alt key and the F4 key at the same time to close the open Window that you are currently working on.

F5
The F5 key is the refresh key. You can press F5 when viewing a Web page to make sure that you have the most current version of that Web page. You can also use F5 when in Windows to refresh the screen. This can be a handy shortcut. If perhaps you are viewing the contents of a floppy disk and you insert a new floppy, your screen will still show the contents of the first floppy. Just press F5 to refresh the screen and see the contents of the floppy you just inserted.

F6
This key is often used to move the cursor around the structure of the program. Pressing it will often cycle you from window to window.

F7
The F7 key does not have any functionality in Windows. It may, however be used in some individual programs. To find out if it is available in the program you are using, bring up the program's help screen and type in the words function key.

F8
The F8 key can be used to access Safe Mode if pressed during the computer's boot up process. This is a trouble-shooting mode which will start the computer with minimal drivers.

F9
The F9 key does not have any functionality in Windows. It may, however be used in some individual programs. To find out if it is available in the program you are using, bring up the program's help screen and type in the words function key.

F10
F10 is the key that is used to activate the menu bar in many programs. You can use F10 to highlight the first menu choice, and then use the arrow keys to move around the menus. Pressing the Shift key while pressing F10 will bring up the shortcut menu. This is similar to right-clicking on an object.

F11
Press F11 when you are working in Internet Explorer and the window will open to full screen mode. This will make all the toolbars disappear and can be useful to see more information on the screen. Press F11 when you are in full screen mode will toggle you back to your normal view.

F12
The F12 key does not have any functionality in Windows. It may, however be used in some individual programs. To find out if it is available in the program you are using, bring up the program's help screen and type in the words function key.

Mar 06, 2015 | Dell Dimension PC Desktops

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How do I disable the video componet on the motherboard of my Presario SR2032X so I can install a new video card in the PCI-Express slot?


You need to enter the BIOS utility. Depending on the age of your computer, this requires you to press the F10 key when the first splash screen appears after turning on the computer. (Some machines built prior to 2006 use F1.) Sometimes this can be difficult to time; be prepared to shut down and retry.

Once in that utility, press the right arrow key and go to the Advanced menu tab. Press the down arrow and go to the line Primary Video Display. You need to change this to the Slot Type (with the + or - keys).for your computer.

If you want to leave the setup and save, press F10. Alternatively, use the arrow keys and go to the Exit tab and go down to the first line and hit enter.

Turn off your computer, unplug everything and insert the new card following the directions for that device.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells .

Dec 28, 2009 | HP Compaq Presario SR2032X PC Desktop

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I am having the same difficulties as you!


http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/fastFaqLiteDocument?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&docname=c00220758&product=12455
If you have compressed the hard disk drive using the Compress drive to save disk space option under the Properties menu for your hard disk drive and have performed a non-destructive recovery or a system recovery, the following error message may appear: NTLDR is compressed. Press CRTL-ALT-DEL to restart. This error message is resolved by following these steps:
  1. Insert the HP Recovery Tools CD or Compaq Recovery Tools CD into the CD drive on the computer and restart the computer.Wait for the HP Recovery Tools CD or Compaq Recovery Tools CD window to open.
  2. Select Run Microsoft Recovery Console , click Next , and then follow the onscreen instructions. NOTE: If you are unable to open a recovery console, follow the Alternate steps .
  3. Press R to repair the Windows XP installation using Recovery Console.
  4. Enter the appropriate number for the WINDOWS installation, for example, the WINDOWS installation could be listed as 3: C:\WINDOWS or 3: D:\WINDOWS .
  5. If prompted, enter your Administrator password and press Enter . If there is no password, just press Enter .
  6. At the prompt, if the WINDOWS installation you selected in Step 4 was C:\WINDOWS, type: cd c:\Or, if the WINDOWS installation you selected in Step 4 was D:\WINDOWS, type: cd d:\
  7. At the prompt, type: attrib -c ntldr and then press Enter .
  8. At the prompt, type: exit
  9. Press the Enter key and immediately remove all discs or diskettes from the computer to allow the computer to restart.The error message should be resolved.
Alternate steps NOTE: These alternate steps work for HP and Compaq desktop PCs with Windows XP and a recovery partition. (M0st HP and Compaq PCs with Windows XP have a recovery partition on the hard disk drive.) These steps do not work if you have replaced the hard disk drive, replaced Windows with another operating system, or repartitioned the recovery partition.You can use the following steps if you are unable to open a recovery console:
  1. Turn on the computer. When the initial logo screen appears, press the F10 key repeatedly until a message about starting recovery appears.
  2. At the Recovery screen, click Advanced Options and then press the Alt and D keys at the same time to go to a command prompt.
  3. At the command prompt, enter the following: diskpart
  4. At the command prompt, enter the following: list volume
  5. Remember the drive letter next to line for the main hard drive; HP_PAVILION or PRESARIO.
  6. To close Diskpart, enter the following: exit
  7. At the command prompt, enter the drive letter followed by a colon (:). For example, H:
  8. At the command prompt, enter the following: cd \windows\system32
  9. At the command prompt, type the following: compact ntldr /u <the drive letter>:\ntldr For example if the drive letter was H, you would type: compact ntldr /u h:\ntldr
  10. Type exit and press Enter .
  11. Click Quit .The error message should be resolved.

Sep 06, 2009 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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Home page reduction


What happens when you press the F11 key

Mar 22, 2009 | HP Compaq Presario SR2011WM PC Desktop

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Blue Screen


Use the following steps to replace the missing files when Windows cannot start.

  1. Turn the computer on and place the first recovery disc into the top drive.
  2. After inserting the disc, turn the computer off, wait about ten seconds, and turn the computer on again.
  3. If an HP Recovery screen displays "Press any key to continue...", press the spacebar.
  4. To continue, read the warning screen and click OK.
  5. Click Advanced Options at the top of the screen.
  6. Click Selective Recovery.
  7. Read the Select Files to Restore window that appears.
  8. Type the name of the file. For example, if the error message is MNYUTIL.DLL is linked to missing export MFC42.DLL, type MFC*.DLL.
  9. Click OK. If there is more than one recovery disc, it may be necessary to insert another disc when prompted.
  10. When therecovery process has finished copying files, remove the disc andrestart the computer. If problems, persist it may be necessary toperform a system restore or a non-destructive recovery.
(Note: Click here for information on ordering the recovery CD/DVD sets)

thx.


Oct 08, 2008 | HP PC Desktops

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The laptop will not set-up it comes up rune normal/ safe mode / from last point that worked but none work what shall i do?


Sounds possible that you have damaged sectors on your hard drive, or possibly a faulty hard drive. I am assuming here that you have Windows XP

Do you still have the CD's that came with the PC with the windows operatings system on them - I would try to boot from the Windows CD and run the set up utility but choose the repair option if possible

Your computer must be configured to start from the CD drive or DVD drive. which you have to choose in the setup fuction by booting the PC and hitting the F1 key as the PC starts to boot - but check you PC manual to make sure thsi works for you. typically PCs are usually set to check other boot devices first so you may be good to go regardless.

When the "Press any key to boot from CD" message appears, press a key to start your computer from the Windows XP CD.

When the "Welcome to Setup" screen is displayed, press R to start the Recovery Console.

When prompted, type the number that corresponds to the installation of Windows that you want to access from the Recovery Console, ( you may only have one installation and it may already be selected) and then press ENTER. For example, if you have one installation of Windows on your computer, type 1, and then press ENTER.

When prompted, type the Administrator password, if its your PC and its stand alone you may have never had an administrator PW so you may just press ENTER.

Then choose to repair the installation. Once the system loads the files - take the CD out and reboot the PC.

Hope it fixes it, but if the disk is really damaged it may need a new hard disk.

Regards

Aug 28, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Error message


hi have you tried switching computer off then back on if this dont solve problem then you need to when you switch computer on it will say press f 1 or f 3 or similar key to enter setup screen once in the setup option you will need to change the setting for startup it will probably say a:/ then c;/ you need to change this so that your c:/ drive is first once you have done this save settings then when you switch computer on it will boot up from c:/ drive and wont ask for disk.
Or on the screen that its on try pressing esc key and see if this will let you write anything as it sounds like you are in dos mode if so type c:/ then press enter then type run this should load up then as normal if dont accept this command try type exit or win if neither work type c:/ press enter screen should say c:/ type win or windows press enter the type run again let me know how you get on ok

Dec 04, 2007 | HP Pavilion a420n PC Desktop

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