I can not enter "BIOS", I'm left with a black screen with only one option to to press F1. I used zero writing software to completley wipe the drive to do a clean install of xp home, but the computer will not boot from "CD" and go into setup? the computer is an IBM NetVista 2257 82U with a 40GB hard drive & 512MB ram. What do I have to do to get it to boot from "CD"?
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restart your system and press delete to enter the bios mode and change the boot options set 1st boot device as cd/DVD rom and 2nd boot device as HDD if you are not using floppy drive just disable it. After finishing the changes press f10 to save the changes and exit
To access the Toshiba recovery partition, power off the laptop. Hold down the 0 (zero) key and turn the laptop on. Keep holding down the zero key until the TOSHIBA logo appears, where you should start tapping the zero key repeatedly. Stop if the unit beeps or when the TOSHIBA logo disappears. The screen should flash ** HDD RECOVERY MODE ** for a split second, then load the Toshiba recovery program right from the hard drive.
Note that this erases all data, and reloads all factory default software. Be sure to back up all your important personal data beforehand!
What was the error-message just BEFORE that 'F1' message?
Turn the computer off, wait, and turn the computer on.
If you get into BIOS SETUP,
use the "arrow" keys (UP, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT)
to highlight the 'Load BIOS defaults' menu-item.
Press ENTER to apply that option.
Use the arrow keys to select "Save and Exit from BIOS setup".
Press ENTER to apply.
If you want to boot your computer with disk you need to set first boot device as your cd or dvd rom. For that when you power up the computer press F1 or F2 or "del" then you can enter in bios. Then go to boot option then set first boot device as your cd ro dvd rom .then save settings and exit. Then put disk in rom then it boot with that disk. Let me know if you need more assistanse. Thanks.
Dear friend for go BIOS some computers Need to preess DEL, Some Computer need to Press F1, Some Computer need to pree F2. you didnt write about your computer... One solution i have ... Press DELL+F1+F2 At starting your sustem... Here is two option to find out Boot Sequence from BIOS.... some BIOS Have Independent Boot Menu.. IN Boot menu you may see boot sequence... there you have change it. For Other Option You may go the Advanced BIOS Setting Option There you may find First boot device, Second Boot device..... Or Boot sequence.... find out your solution...
For Master And slave..setting in CD/DVD rom ..
set jumper.. near ide or sata cable... for setting as Master...
Set jumper After Master jumper... for setting as slave..
as i recall, ntloader is software for the OS load, after hardware boot, so you already passed up your chance to enter bios, which you realize. i used to have a toshiba laptop, was it the delete key or F2 to enter BIOS? try delete, and make sure youre pressing it from restart like once a second as it's booting to make sure you hit it in the windows of time it's looking for key presses before it's time to load the operating system. you'll be fine. it's just unnerving to be locked out like that...
Disconnect devices that are connected to USB, Fire wire, parallel and serial ports, except the keyboard, the mouse anb Internet Connection.
Turn on the computer.
When the color screen with the logo appears, press the F1 key on the keyboard until Entering SETUP is displayed. (You only have a few seconds to press the F1 key before the normal startup process continues.)
Wait until the BIOS setup program opens.
Press the right arrow key to select Boot.
Press the down arrow key to select Boot Device Priority, and then press Enter on the keyboard.
Change the first boot device to CD-ROM using one of these methods:
Press the down arrow key to select the CD-ROM item. Press the + (plus) key to move the CD-ROM item up until it is the first item in the list.
Press the down arrow key to highlight the First Boot Device selection. Press the + (plus) key until CD-ROM is the selection.
Start the recovery:-
Press the Eject button on the top CD-ROM drive, and wait for the tray to open. Insert the System Recovery CD #1 and close the tray.
Press the F10 key to save the changes and exit BIOS.
With Yes selected, press Enter.
The recovery window automatically starts; wait for the onscreen instructions to display, and then follow the instructions:-
Press R, and then press the F key again.
Click yes to perform the full system recovery.
Insert the remaining CDs when directed.
When the recovery program finishes, click Restart to restart the computer.
Before the computer restarts, the CD tray ejects. Remove the CD
Return the BIOS to the previous setting
When the color screen with the logo appears, press the F1 key on the keyboard until Entering SETUP is displayed. (You only have a few seconds to press the F1 key before the normal startup process continues.) Wait until the BIOS setup program opens.
Press F5 Key to Set Default Settings in BIOS.
Press the F10 key to save the changes and exit BIOS.
Select yes and press Enter.
Complete the recovery
After the computer restarts, a series of startup screens appear. Complete Microsoft Windows setup as follows:
Complete the registration process, and then reconnect the devices that were disconnected earlier.
Reinstall software that did not originally come with the computer.
Write data files that were previously saved on the backup CD or diskette you made from the hard disk.