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Bootup During startup of my computer a screen appears showing the message ' press F1 to continue or delete to setup.After pressing F1 the computer bootup normally.I am using windows XP pro.Kindly advise how to get rid of pressing F1 every time i on my computer.

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Re: Bootup

Have you tried changing the cmos battery on the motherboard?

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Dell XP= Press Ctrl+F11 SimultaneouslyDell Vista=F8Compaq=F11HP Desktop Vista=F11Emachine=F10Acer=Alt+F10Remember every manufacture has different function key combination to to a factory default recovery.1.Turn on the computer.2.When the Dell splash screen appears during the computer startup process, press and hold <Ctrl> and then press <F11>. Then, release both keys at the same time. 3.In the Dell PC Restore by Symantec window, click Restore. Alternatively, press <Tab> to highlight Restore, and then press <Enter>.4.When a warning message appears stating that all data will be lost, click Confirm, or press <Tab> to highlight Confirm and then press <Enter>.The Progress window will appear. Once the restore process starts, Dell PC Restore by Symantec usually takes about 8 to 10 minutes to finish.When the restore process is complete, the following message will appear: The system recovery process was successful.5.Click Finish or press <Tab> to highlight Finish and then press <Enter> to restart the computer.
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I have a gateway gx7022e windows xp computer. When i try to boot it up the white letters pop up then the screen goes to the gateway screen and freezes. Then my num lock comes on but my keyboard wont work....

At power on / power up, look for the key during the bootup (black screen with white text), that allows you to enter SETUP. If none designated such as F1, F2 F10 etc, then quickly click the delete button a few times and that may get you into setup. You may have to turn off the computer if you miss that window of time if it rfequires pressing the delete button a few times. Keep an eye out for the Enter Setup key though. To turn off the computer press and hold the power button 'till is shuts down and resart the process until you get to the setup screen in bios. In setup bios environment, look for set factory defaults and then save and restart. That may solve the issue of the lockup.

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On startup a black screen with message "diskette drive seek failure" what does it mean? Then it says press F1 to continue or F2 to enter setup. I always press F1 and it starts up ok. this has only just...

This indicates that your computer is configured to boot on the floppy drive.
1. At the start of the computer Press F2
2. Go to the Boot Device Configuration.
3. Enable Hard Disk Boot Priority.
4. Set the First Boot Priority to Hard Disk
5. Save and Exit.

Please let me know of the outcome. Thank you and regards.

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How do I acces the Bios on a Compaq Presario 5000 built somehere around 2002.

during the bootup post routines you should see a message that tells you what to do to go into the bios.

Sometimes the post routine is run without being shown on the screen. If so, try pushing the F2 button, or DEL key during the bootup sequence.

Good luck!

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Most motherboards have settings that allow the board to try and overclock itself upon bootup. Take a look in your manual and it should lead you to the correct setting in the bios that will allow you to have the computer boot up in normal mode. Failing that, you may have to force the motherboard back to the default setup. There is a jumper you would have to move, then you would remove the battery from the motherboard. Check your manual for how to clear the CMOS settings if you need to do that step.

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Turn on, after intital screen with setup options the following appears: "SMART Failure Predicted on Hard Disk 4: SAMSUNG HM121HI - (S1) WARNING: Immediately back-up our date ....... Afailure may be...

Have you installed or attached any Software /Device since then.
Please unlug any device attached and then try. Also try tapping F8 key during bootup.
Check BIOS with F2, DEL or ESC key during Bootup.
Best of Luck & Regards Puneet

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  • Using System Recovery CDs
  • Change the boot order in the BIOS:-
  • Turn off the computer:
  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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Hp dx2000 boot problem

Hi Robert,
please try these troubleshooting steps,
Resolving the blank screen Follow the instructions below in order to fix this issue:
  1. Remove any CDs, DVDs or memory cards from the computer.
  2. Disconnect all devices from the computer leaving only the original mouse, monitor and keyboard and power cord connected.
  3. Restart the PC. NOTE: If this resolved the issue, see the Preventing the blank screen section at the end of this document.
  4. Press the F1 key repeatedly during the first startup screen until the entering setup message appears.
  5. Press the F5 key to restore the default settings. Use the arrow keys to select YES and press ENTER .
  6. Press the F10 key to save the changes and exit. Use the arrow keys to select YES and press ENTER . The PC restarts.
  7. When the system restarts select Last Known Configuration from the boot menu. The PC should now startup normally. If the blank screen persists continue with the following steps.
  8. Select Safe Mode from the Windows Advanced Options Menu .
  9. Use Microsoft's System Restore feature to restore your computer to an earlier time and correct the issue.

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How do you enter set up in an oler compaq presario. It came with win 98.also if hard drive controller is bad can I put in a new one without replacing motherboard


Depending on the actual model of the old Compaq, you can enter the CMOS/BIOS setup by pressing on the a special function key or key combination during Power-On Self Test (POST), before the operating system loads. During POST, the BIOS usually displays a prompt such as:
Press F2 to enter Setup
Common keystrokes that will access the BIOS Setup are F1, F2, F10, and Del. For older Compaq computers, like the Deskpro 286 or 386, you must place the Diagnostics diskette in the A: drive, and then restart the computer.
For newer Compaqs, like the Prolinea, Deskpro XL, or Presario, while the cursor is at the top right corner of the screen during bootup, press the F10 key.

The hard drive controller can not be replaced without replacing the motherboard. Incidentally, there are old PCI sundcards that has an IDE port and can be configured to replaced defective on-board IDE port.

If your concern has not been addresses after completion of the above procedures, you may need to seek the services of a qualified professional.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

Thank you for using FixYa.

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