F keys don't work on reboot. Work on Power on boot.
When powering on the F2 key will get me to Bios Setup, F8 key will get me to Safe Mode, and F12 key will let me change Boot Device. Everything is normal when up on XP operating system. If I reboot, None of the mentioned function keys work. Instead I get a message of a "Keyboard Failure", but system will come up OK. But, on the reboot, I want to use one of those function keys.
I have a DELL 2400 Dimension running Windows Home XP. I am using a Logitech EX-110 (Combo keyboard & mouse)
This seems very similar to another write up on this site.
Any ideas? Don't tell me to toggle the keyboard. I tried it with no positive results.
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Re: F keys don't work on reboot. Work on Power on boot.
Turn your computer off.
Temporarily replace your keyboard/mouse with "generic" units.
Turn your computer on.
Check that the F-keys work.
Now, do the F-keys work correctly?
Or, do you still get "keyboard failure"?
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F2 or F12 or Delete gets you into the BIOS. Why do you want to go there? To boot normally just power down and back up. Leave the Function keys alone unless you have a reason to go to the BIOS. You can create a lot of havoc in there!
The only function key you might need is F8 which you keep tapping as the computer boots. That gets you into Boot Normally, Boot with Last Known good configuration or Boot to Safe Mode.
Will have to press F2 or F12 etc constantly as soon as the power on is pressed. When you power on you will see a short message flashed at the bottom of screen "Prese Fx key to enter setup". You will have to record this key name and then press it when you power on again.
This should take you to BIOS. But going to BIOS may not help if you are getting a frozen display in Windows. You may have to press F8 to see how far the windows boot up is going. It is very likely a problem with the Windows setup. With F8 you can start the windows diagnostics sequence and recover the previous version. This might overcome the problem.
restart the computer HOLD the keys CTRL or FN +F2 or F11 or f12 depend of your mark+ or f8 safe mode with network an download the BIOS update +chipset from your manufacturer supplier and repair , model, and go to BIOS setup , or go to restore the factory default. God bless you
F keys don't work on reboot. Work on Power on boot.
When powering on the F2 key will get me to Bios Setup, F8 key will get me to Safe Mode, and F12 key will let me change Boot Device. Everything is normal when up on XP operating system. If I reboot, None of the mentioned function keys work. Instead I get a message of a "Keyboard Failure", but system will come up OK. But, on the reboot, I want to use one of those function keys. I have a DELL 2400 Dimension running Windows Home XP. I am using a Logitech EX-110 (Combo keyboard & mouse) This seems very similar to another write up on this site. Any ideas? Don't tell me to toggle the keyboard. I tried it with no positive results
You don't restart a laptop using the Function Keys (F1 thru F12). You restart the laptop by hitting the power button. The function keys will allow you to boot the laptop in SAFE MODE if you repeatedly hit the F8 key until you see the Safe Mode option after you hit the power button. Function keys will also allow you to change the boot order, go into the BIOS or Setup to change things also. You need to state your problem as to what is going on with your laptop.
Make sure --- turn power off, leave off for 30 seconds. Power up again, holding the F2 key down. This WILL take your eMachines into Setup (BIOS). If it doesn't then your keyboard is most likely defective. If it does get you to setup, press F10 and Enter. Reboot with Ctrl+Alt+Del and this time hold the F8 key down ... just hold it down till something happens, choose Start in Safe Mode with Network Support. Again if F8 doesn't work probly says Keyboard is bad. This is for whatever Operating System you are using.
It sounds as though your PF keys are disabled by the BIOS settings. Try this:
Upon cold start or reboot get to the BIOS setup. You may have to press F2 or delete, or whatever key the first POST messages instruct you to use. Different BIOS manufacturers use different keys, and you have to be quick to interrupt the boot process using the correct key. If you fail to determine what key it is, reboot once again, until you see/read what key does the job.
Next, once you're into the setup screens, look for a section where you can set/deny access to the F8, F9, F10 etc keys during the boot process.
Make sure you ENABLE them, following the instructions on what keys to use to set/reset these choices. Make sure you SAVE AND EXIT.
On the next reboot, upon the disappearance of all POST messages, make sure you press the F8 key repeatedly until you see your OS boot options menu, among which you'll find Safe Mode.
Hard Drive Issues most likely, Try booting to your Bios Setup utility Page...
Hold the f2 key (or delete key)(some are also f12)Check to see if your HD shows up in there, then reboot and hold the F8 key to try and get to the SAFE MODE options screen... there ya can boot it into safe mode if able to get to it..