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Re: hitting the F11 key by mistake when booting up
Press F8 key (several times) as you boot up.
Then select Last Known Good Configuration
Hopefully you can then see your files.
If you can then back them up, you should do this regularly in case the hard disk fails.
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Try hitting the F8 key or what ever is the key for safe mode, or try F11 for boot menu, if boot menu shows boot to hard drive.
If these don't work, unplug the PC, then hold the power button until the lights flash or hit again and make sure lights don't flash on.
remove the side cover, touch metal, then remove the little round battery for 5mins, replace, plug in, hit power, not hit the delete key and try to boot into the BIOS, you will need to set the date and time. then move to exit and save changes and exit.
The procedure is to insert the disk ..and restart and boot from CD ..If the boot order is already set to boot from CD first ..it will prompt you to press any key to start ..or ..you will need to press F11 or f12 to choose from the menu ..either the recovery will start when you choose f11..or if you choose F12 you have to select the boot from disk drive ..and hit enter ..Confirm by pressing any key and will start ..select the complete reinstalling of the operation system ..and if it asks ..select the C drive and format it if it asks .. If the recovery disk you have does not contain the operation system but just the recovery for the drivers.you need to install the operation system first from a bot-able disk with the operation system on it ..and the procedure is the same ..Insert disk ..select F12 on start to get to the boot menu .select cd /dvd drive ..and hit enter..when asked ..press a key to confirm the action ..and go with the installation progress and follow instructions .. The steps in both cases will be the loading of the primary files ..after that the agreement with microsoft ..and will show previous OS ..choose not to repair but new installation ..and select a partition ..(same on C drive ) ..and will ask if you want to keep files or replace ..I suggest not to keep anything and erase the drive and format it in NTFS quick ..and go on..It will load the files..for windows..and restart and this time you do not need to press a key ..but let it continue and finish the job .. Those steps are for installing from os disks..and some of them will not be present in installing from recovery ..With the recovery disk things will go on automatically .. Let me know if you have questions ..have a nice day !
if you want to restore the computer to the factory settings.
restart the comptuer. immediately hold down the CONTROL key and start tapping F11 key.
Note : all of the data and software would be lost. Your computer will be restored to factory settings like a newly brought system.
IF this does work then go to bios, and make cd rom as the first boot devices, hit f10. now, hit "escape" once and select, "save" and hit enter.
Now, comptuer will be restarted.Now,start tapping space bar, It will boot from the disk.
else restart the computer and again start tapping spacebar at the startup.
ok fair enough.... boot the computer and watch the screen.... you need to watch for the key to enter setup.... delete key seems to be the most popular but i've had computers use f1 and f2, f11 and f12.... if it goes to fast hit pause as it gets to the point where it tells you the key to hit to enter setup.... after you are in change the boot sequence to boot to cdrom..... hit f10 and save the changes... reboot to the cd and continue with your install