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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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  • P Massar Jan 19, 2008

    After replacing the cmos battery, my computer has boot up normally. Special thanks to the experts of FIXYA.

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Have you tried changing the cmos battery on the motherboard?

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Hi, i want to set up cd drive on first boot. How do i can access to setup?


If I don't know what computer you have It makes helping you more difficult.

Here are some options for different computers:

  • Turn on the computer, immediately hit the F2 button. - Most computers with Phoenix BIOS.
  • Turn on the computer, during POST hit the Delete button - Most computers with AMI BIOS
  • Turn on the computer, hit Ctrl+Alt+F3, Ctrl+Alt+Ins, or Fn+F1 - Older Lenovo.
  • Turn on the computer, immediately hit the F10 button. - Some Dell computers.
  • Turn on the computer, hit Fn+Esc or Fn+F1. Older Dell laptops.
If you tell me exactly what you have, I'll tell you exactly what to do ;)

Jan 28, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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C2A2: system event log (sel) full


even tough you did not specify the generation of your server
if this is the complete error message

02a2: BMC System Error Log (SEL) Full
Press F1 to Continue, Press F2 to Setup
The System Event Log may become full of erroneous IPMI Events reported by the System BIOS
this is the way to resolve it :
If the above message appears during POST, perform the following steps to run BIOS setup and delete the System Event Log:
  1. Boot the server and press the F10 key when prompted to run BIOS Setup.
  2. Select the "Advanced" menu.
  3. Scroll down to "IPMI" and press the ENTER key.
  4. Scroll down to the System Event Log and press the ENTER key.
  5. At the "Clear System Event Log" selection, press the ENTER key to toggle between "Enable" and "Disable."
  6. Select "Enable."
  7. Press the F10 key to Save the changes and exit the BIOS Setup

Aug 18, 2010 | HP ProLiant ML110 Server

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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!

Dec 29, 2009 | Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop

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Server error


The System Event Log may become full of erroneous IPMI Events reported by the System BIOS. When this occurs, the following message may appear during Power-On Self-Test (POST) and POST cannot continue without user input:
02a2: BMC System Error Log (SEL) Full
Press F1 to Continue, Press F2 to Setup
If the above message appears during POST, perform the following steps to run BIOS setup and delete the System Event Log:
  1. Boot the server and press the F10 key when prompted to run BIOS Setup.
  2. Select the "Advanced" menu.
  3. Scroll down to "IPMI" and press the ENTER key
  4. Scroll down to the System Event Log and press the ENTER key.
  5. At the "Clear System Event Log" selection, press the ENTER key to toggle between "Enable" and "Disable."
  6. Select "Enable."
  7. Press the F10 key to Save the changes and exit the BIOS Setup.

Mar 02, 2009 | HP Compaq ProLiant ML110 G4 Server

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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

Oct 05, 2008 | HP Computers & Internet

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Reformatting my computer


  • 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.
  • 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.

Jul 04, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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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.

Jun 23, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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How to goto cmos setup.


Press the ESC key during startup. You should then see a message telling you to press F1. Do so. This will load the Bios settings screens.

Mar 28, 2008 | Toshiba Portege 4010 Notebook

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