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Pc prob i have agateway P5- 166 mhz with window 98 when i turn it on and show F1 for setup orESC to boot i don't have a boot disc , let me know how i can setitup tank's

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Do you have the windows CD? If so put that in CD and restart the computer, you can make a boot disk as you install it.

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How to reset all settings to my lenovo a269i mobile thru pc


Is it a think pad ?
Power off your Thinkpad.
Press and hold the "F1" key and turn your Thinkpad on, still holding the "F1" key down.


Release the "F1" key when you hear repeating beeps. Wait for the "IBM BIOS Setup Utility" to load.

Select "Startup" using the arrow keys and press "Enter."
Select "Boot" or "Startup Sequence" and press "Enter."

Select "CD-ROM Drive."
Press the "F6" key repeatedly until "CD-ROM Drive" sits at the top of the list.

Insert your recovery CD into your Thinkpad's CD-ROM drive.
If you have multiple recovery CDs, insert the CD that has "Disc 1" on its label.

Press "F10" to save your changes and exit the BIOS Utility.
Select "Yes" and press "Enter" when the "Setup Confirmation" window appears.

Your laptop will restart. Wait for the Recovery Utility to load.

Select "Restore to Factory Specifications" to erase the contents of your hard drive and reinstall the Windows version and drivers that your Thinkpad originally came with.


Follow the Recovery Utility's onscreen instructions.
When prompted to insert another disc, do so according to the numerical labels on your recovery CDs (e.g., insert "Disc 2" after "Disc 1" and "Disc 3" after "Disc 2").

Your Thinkpad restarts when the restore process finishes. Power off your Thinkpad.

Hold down the "F1" key and power on your laptop to access the "IBM BIOS Setup Utility."


Select "Boot" or "Startup Sequence" and press "Enter."
Press "F9."

Select "Setup Defaults" from the menu and press "Enter" so that your Thinkpad no longer boots from the CD-ROM drive.

Press "F10" and select "Yes" to confirm your changes.
Your Thinkpad will restart and load your newly installed operating system.
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Motherboard for hp pavilion xt963 is there away to tell if its bad


It's very possible that your hard drive is dead. If you get a prompt when booting it such as F1 then the motherboard is working (so far), therefore it means the BIOS is ok and also that your CPU is ok if not nothing will show on your screen. If pressing F1 gives you boot options then select CD. If it won't boot from your CD force it by actually going into BIOS setup and selecting CD as primary boot drive then press F10 to save. (if BIOS setup options don't show when booting try pressing F10 or F8 and any other function keys after F1.
Make sure you have the installation disk. If the PC still doesn't boot or detect it you should try another CD/DVD drive, yours might be bad or buy or borrow a DVD/USB external drive and select it as boot drive in BIOS. Often I've seen that when booting if either the hard drive is bad or your operating system is corrupted it will prompt F1 because it cannot detect either. If OS is corrupted you will be unable to get to safe mode especially if the hard drive is bad, the recovery partition is on that hard drive and safe mode is a Windows program not BIOS.
After you've tried connecting a different CD drive to install your OS you should be able to at least see the Windows installation or whatever operating system you use asking to begin installing. If the installation fails then we move on to the hard drive; take it out and put a new one then try again.
If none of these help then there might be a circuit shorted out on the motherboard which can cause some things to work but not others although this is rare. Lastly I don't know what you meant by USB in your question because unless you have a bootable USB drive the system isn't going to do anything with it anyway.
By the way someone here mentioned RAM memory. BIOS should still show even if your memory is gone but some systems are quirky so this needs to be tested as well. I could go further if you had posted your system's specifications such as how many sticks of RAM you're using. Try dusting off your the inside of your computer with compressed air. Dust acumulation tends to cause weird behavior on a computer.

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No boot device available- strike F1 to retry boot F2 for setup utility


you can try this steps to resolve your issue:
1. clean your disc drive with white cloth and alcohol
2. try to re-install the OS
3. if this won't work try to download another boot disk like EBCD
or ask a friend to create you a boot disc and try to boot your computer with it.

- This can rule out or confirm a Bad Windows OS disc, thus let's you install you Windows OS in the process.

4. try to re-install again the OS

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Windows XP CD cannot be detected in Dell Optiplex gx260


Your optical drive might be dirty or bad. Try an official Dell disk to see if it will read it, especially a Dell drivers and Utilities disk. Also try a boot flash drive or boot floppy(since your system is a older) to get the system up. If your system comes up any of those ways, I would try a disk cleaner. If that doesn't help, then you probably have a bad cd drive. You could also look in bios setup to make sure the bios is showing your cd drive. It should list it there somewhere. Probably on the first page.

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Problem It reads press f1 retry boot, press f2 set up? How to do it. I do not have a recovery disc. thanks mits


Sounds like its not seeing your hard drive or you have corrupt system files and windows isn't booting.

Press F2 to go into the setup and make sure the hard drive is being recognized. If it is recognized then that means windows is corrupted and you'll need to reinstall your laptop back to factory defaults. If the hard drive is not being recognized in there then you'll need to reseat the hard drive back into the slot.

Then turn the laptop on and press f2 to go back into the setup. If the hard drive is now being recognized then see it if boots into windows. If it doesn't then you'll need to restore your laptop back to factory defaults.

If the BIOS still doesn't show the hard drive then your hard drive is bad and would need to be replaced.


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F1 is probably the key to enter the Bios setup utility. Press and hold the F1 key immediately after you start the machine. Go to the boot priority section, and set your CD-Rom as first boot device. Press f10 to save the settings and reboot with your recovery disk installed

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Error message says cant find operating system


Are you intending on reinstalling windows? If so follow these steps;

YOU WILL LOSE ALL YOUR DATA IF YOU FOLLOW MY METHOD

Enter your BIOS menu - This is generally accessed by tapping F1 or Del when the computer is booting, but it should be displayed on the screen as the computer starts

Find the "Boot Options" menu sometimes it can be a tab or under advanced options each BIOS varies

Set you 1st boot device to CD/DVD

Reboot with the disk in drive

You should be prompted to hit any key to boot from CD - Do so

The CD will begin the installation process

Delete your current partition and reformat the hard drive in the format of your choice then begin the installation process

It is pretty simple from there



I DO NOT advise doing this is you are not confident with your abilities it may be a job for your local technician.


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Dell latitude C610


From the Bios, load all the default settings and then check the bios SATA port settings. If it is set to AHCI, change it to IDE to boot from Hard Drive. This should solve the problem

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PEN Drive in Case of Windows 98


did you copy an installation of win98 to your pendrive and you want to boot it from there? check your bios/pc setup settings if it supports boot from USB,

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