When i switch on the pc i have to keep tapping the f2 key to start it, then after i select any of the choices, the screen goes blue, and displays
and thats it. does anyone have information as to what this could be.ive had it in the repair shop for 3 weeks now, aits had a new processor, and a new ram. the guys teste the hard drive and says it is ok. Any help whatso ever will be much appreciated
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To enable Wi-Fi you may try following the below steps:
(1)Turn on the computer.
(2)Keep tapping the F2 key at the startup, BIOS screen appears.
(3)Move to wireless tab.
(4)Select Internal Wi-Fi and enable it
(5)Now move to wireless hotkey and select Wi-Fi & BT.
(6)Save this settings and boot to windows.
(7)Now press FN key+ F2 key to enable Wi-Fi.
It appears that Operating system is failing to load. Try the steps below:
1. Turn Off the computer 2. As soon as you power button to turn ON the computer keep on tapping the F8 key, it will boot to Advance boot menu, 3. Select Safemode with the help of Down arrow keys and hit Enter 4. If the computer is booting to Safemode then there is no hardware failure, you can try full system restore.
To do a full system restore, please follow the below mentioned steps: 1. Turn Off the computer 2. As soon as you hit the power button keep on holding the Alt key and keep on tapping the F10 key ie Alt+F10 3. It will boot to Acer Recovery Console 4. Select Full System restore and follow the on screen instruction
NOTE: This is erase everything from the computer including any data; pictures or music
Please download and Run the BIOS update utility for resolve this issue. You can download it from the link below.
If the problem still persist, reboot the Computer and keep tapping the F2 key when VAIO logo appears on the screen to enter BIOS mode. You can manually disable the function System and BIOS Shadowing. This will resolve the issue.
Turn On Your PC Have you ever noticed the messages
that pop up on the screen as soon as you turn on your PC? These messages
tell you a key combination you can press to enter "Setup" or the
"BIOS." Watch your screen and see if you can read what keys to press.
the Keys to Enter Setup Mode If you did not see a message
telling you what keys to press, try tapping the following possibilities
as you turn on the machine:
pressing Esc or other key, you will most likely
see instructions telling you how to enter "Setup Mode". Follow those
On some computers, you
must hold down the key before you press the power button to
turn on the computer. For example, if you are converting a Toshiba
laptop to a Linux Workstation, you must hold down the Esc
key and then press the power button. The computer then asks you to
press F1, and you can then set the "Boot Priority."
the Arrow Keys, Choose the "Boot," "Boot Order," or "Boot Priority"
Option The menu of choices you see will be different for
different kinds of computers. Remember that the choice you want is the
"Boot" order or "Boot Priority." On some computers, this is called the
"Start Up Options" or "Start Up Sequences." You are going to change
where the PC will look for boot information when it starts up. (CD-ROM, HARD DRIVE/HDD, LAN, FLOPPY, USB). If you wish to boot from your Hard drive, then select it as your First Priority.
Using the instructions on the screen, save your settings and start up
your PC. The PC must boot from the HDD. Regrds
It may happen due to hardware failure, BIOS mismatch or due to static charge. Let us try the basic troubleshooting. Turn Off the Computer, remove all the devices attached to
the computer, the power cable and battrey, now holdon the power button for 15 secs (make sure adpater and battery are uplugged) it will drain out all the static charge. Now,
restart the computer and keep on tapping F2, you will enter to BIOS setup utility, press F9 (click "Yes", if you are prompted) and then press F10 (Click "Yes", if you are
prompted), it will restart the computer. If still it is not booting to normal mode, then we have to perform a full system recovery & it is a distructive process as you will
loose all the datas on the computer. To do so, Turn Off the computer, now as soon as you hit the power button, keep on holding "Alt" key & keep on tapping "F10" key, i.e
Alt+f10, it will open the recovery console, select full factory restore and follow onscreen instruction. NOTE: This will erase all the datas on the computer.
First, I want to know if you sees the Dell logo after turning on the laptop? If yes then this is no boot issue.
1. Immediately run the PSA. Make sure laptop is off. Press and hold down the Fn key, while holding down Fn key press the power button at the same time just once. Once the Dell screen loaded you can now let go of the Fn key. Check if the PSA will run short test for the LCD, RAM and HDD. When full color displays on the screen just press Y. PSA will continue. Just take note of any error code will appear on the screen such as 0141, 0142 and 0146 these are HDD failure errors which means HDD needs replacement. If the test says no errors found then proceed to step 2;
2. Try restarting the laptop once you see dell logo then keep tapping F8. Select last known good configuration. Press enter key. Just wait and check if laptop will load Windows. If not then, restart laptop keep tapping F8 try to select safe mode check if it will load Windows. If not then prepare the Windows OS disc the one came with your laptop.
3. While laptop is on insert the Windows OS disc. Restart the computer. On the Dell screen keep tapping on F12 to show boot menu. In the boot menu select CD/DVD ROM Drive. Press enter then keep tapping on space bar until it will say Windows loading files, please wait.
4. In the User Interface it will show you some options to select. Once the Install screen comes up look on the lower part select Repair Your Computer. If will ask you to do Startup Repair, please do start up repair. If fails try the System Restore. If fails then step 5;
5. If you have important files in your HDD then back up your files first. After backing up of files you can now install the Windows OS. Here is the process in installing the Windows OS. Insert the Windows OS disc, restart the laptop, keep tapping F12 on Dell screen, on boot menu select CD/DVD ROM Drive.Install the Windows OS. Just complete the installation.After the installation install the laptop drivers.
some of the files are corrupted on your windows installation, To solve this press F10 when your computer as soon as it shows you vaio screen keep on taping F10 and it will boot in recovery parition and then you can reimage your harddrive from there.
When powering up from a cold start press F8 as if tapping on a piano. You may get a boot from what screen first, in this case press Escape and then F8 immediately thereafter. You should then see a Safe Mode Selection boot screen. Options include, Last Known good configuration. Often this is a good choice. Sometimes you are presented with a selection of Restore Points to choose from as well. These all depend on the Bios you have and what version of that bios is installed.
Do the F8 tap tap until you get the Safe Mode boot screen. When you do choose Safe Mode, you are then asked what OS to boot, usually this is only the version of XP or Vista you have onboard. In any case take that and press Enter again.
Don't dismay should you not get the F8 key press right the first time, there is a certain knack to it.