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Does not display setup or boot menu


When I start my machine it seems to go through the POST ok, displays the prompts for setup (del), boot menu (f11), network boot (f12) etc. It also detects the hard drives. However even if I press del or f11 during start up it never actually displays the setup or boot menus.
This means I can't boot off of the CD - in fact nothing happens at all after the hard drives and cd rom drives etc are discovered.
The system has been working perfectly for year and has just started exhibiting this problem. I've never had this before (ie previously f11 or del produced the correct menu).
And of course the machine doesn't boot the operating system.

So I'm stuck: I can't display the setup or boot menu.

Any suggestions? Thanks!

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  • gcscheepers Jan 27, 2008

    I have the same problem. No menu comes up when I press F12. The cd from which I want to boot works fine on another computer.

    I also can't get into my Phoenix BIOS to see whether I can manage to change the boot order, etc. Don't know what the password is and I have tried all the usual suspects.

    On one forum it was said that this could happen when one has created a partition, and the only way to solve the problem is to merge the partitions again. I have created a partition, so this might be true. However, it is apparently also quite dangerous to merge partitions as one can lose all data. Be sure to backup and even have an OS backup CD. I do, however, not know if such a CD would help if one can not boot from the CD-ROM anyways .... scary.

    Since it is not critical for me to boot from this CD, I have decided to wait until I can find a safer solution.

    Have you found a solution?

  • sanwan Feb 25, 2009

    i have a similar problem. when i turn it just goes to the password screen to enter password and i cant enter the boot menu or anything . it just went straight to the password for u to enter ur password and i cant remember my password. help please.



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R u kidding me? Clean the dust off of your motherboard is the best you can come up with? It's CMOS moron and you shouldn't lightly suggest EVER clearing it unless you are positive it will work. Stop annoying people.

Posted on Feb 26, 2008

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First try to clean you mother board with anty dust spray
secound on your motherboard you can see clear comos junber behind the battery comos try to clear it ...... i think your motherboard will workink after that

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