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Boot issue dell deminsion 3100 strike f1 or f2 to run set up utiliyykey to continue how do I fix that so i press f1 and it boots xp kust fine it's annoying It started when I did a xp repair (not asr) R

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Start the computer and logon as normal,Once on the desktop,Click start,run,and type msconfig , Click OK, On the General tab,Choose Boot normally,Click apply,The computer will restart,click ok.

If this don't work,Post back

Posted on May 15, 2009

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