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Recovery **** when I go to run my recovery disk I hold c apon start up. when i get to the screen that says hit F1 ok or F2 to cancel I hat F1 and nothing happens. If i hit F2 it goes to e:\. How can I get in to run?

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  • kywhaley Mar 11, 2009

    Holding C goes to the same screen as holding F12 then selecting cd rom. it does not give a press any key option it only ask to hit F1 or F2. the F1 function to run the reboot doesn't seem to work.

  • kywhaley Mar 12, 2009

    It is the reboot disk that came with the notebook. The F1 key works. just not to prompt the disk to do it's thing. is there a comand I can use from the E:\ screen that might start it?


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This isnt a MAC so C wont help. click f12 then select CD ROM to boot from it. then it will ask "press any key" then do that. ....the rest figure it out yourself

Posted on Mar 10, 2009

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    lotfi bouakaz Mar 11, 2009

    are you sure your CD is bootable? and it works elsewhere

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    lotfi bouakaz Mar 12, 2009

    there isnt a comand, did you go tot he bios and set your first boot device as the CD rom or the DVD rom? so it boots from there first.

    normaly you get f1 request when your battery for the bios is dead.


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