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I can't get to the Setup utility

We i hit delete to get to the setup page it dose not open the computer was giving to me it dose not have a windows install and I'm trying to boot from CD drive and i can not get it don. can some 1 help me thank you

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At boot up its suggested to press the delete key every two seconds untill the bios main menu loads.
If you have a hard drive connected & video display but can not get into the bios screen, clear the bios jumper on the board keep in clear mode for at least 15 seconds. Remove the battery too.
Check the battery for the correct voltage (3volt). Than move jumper back to normal & reseat the battery.
As shown in this pic.

I can't get to the Setup utility - 88439af.jpg If you press & hold the delete key chances are you'll get a keyboard error beep & have to restart the system.
You can download driver software, bios & manual from Asus web site below.
Once in the bios go to Boot menu. Page 72 in manual. Set system boot cd-rom before the hard disk drive. You should be able to get windows CD to load.

Good Luck!


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What you have is truly unusual. This is the sort of thing some viruses are only capable of pulling off.

Within your setup pages, prior, did you have bios protections enabled? Asus, in general, is pretty good at protecting itself from infection, but that doesn't mean it can't happen.

In any case, I'll tell you how to defeat this, get back to your setup pages, at which time you will need to find the currently language being used to protect your Bios from changes. This used to be called onboard anti virus, why it was changed is beyond me. I've been building computers with Asus board for more than 10 years and what happened to you is rare, my friend... rare indeed.

You will want an Anti Virus program that can examine 'memory' on startup, schedule a bootup virus scan and thus scan for viruses before a Windows environment has loaded. The anti virus program I will suggest you download is free for home use is made by Awil. This program can run side by side with many other Anti Virus programs but not all. For this exercise, we need to scan your bootup sectors and this program is exceptional at doing this. Once you are virus free, or confirm you are virus free you can choose then whether to keep it or not. One of its selling points is that it is truly hands off. It updates itself and gives you a voice message each time it is updated.

You can get the software from as your download begins go back to the Avast pages and register your copy. They will email you a key. Copy and paste this key into a Notepad document and save it to the same permanent location as your Avast installer location, such as c:\software\avast .

During install you may receive a message or two about some elements of Avast not being compatible with what you may be running now. Select OK for these, which are usually email scanners.

The first thing Avast wants to do after you install it is reboot of course. Choose 'no'. You will notice a new pair of icons in your system tray. One is your avast Virus Recovery Data Base. This is the reference set for comparing file sizes during a scan and thus identify some clever infections. Later, right click it and tell it to update VRDB when idle.

Right click the blue globe with the A on it and choose "Start Avast Anti Virus", you will be prompted for a license key or continue in demo mode. Copy the license key emailed to you and paste it in now. You will get a confirmation message. Allow the program to startup, it may take some minutes as it examines everything sitting in RAM and your Virtual Memory Page File.

Once it up and running click on the arrow on the interface near the top left, this drops down a menu of options, one of these is "Schedule Boot-Time Scan".

Once this is scheduled shut off (important) and once it has been off for a minute start your computer up and you can casually follow the bootup scan process. You will be prompted on what to do with an infection when found. You can choose Always for some of these but put everything in your virus Chest.

Now, this is how to get back to your bios setup screens. Remove the left side cover. Unplug the power cord to your PC and if there is a LED lit up wait for it to go out. Now, find the button battry for your system board, a shiny flat object smaller than a quarter larger than a nickel. You want to pop this out, leave it out for a minute and then reinsert the battery. Normally there is a press to eject point that isn't all that noticeable for its purpose. You can crimp on this with some needle nose pliers or you may also choose to slip the end of a sharp knife under the battery and pop it out that way. Either way, be prepared for the possibility for the battery to really pop free and go flying into your comptuer's case area. Once you have it in hand just set it aside while battery held settings are reset. Then, reinsert the battery by putting one edge in and then pushing down on the battery to seat it in place.

Reattach the left side of the case, stand your PC up and then insert the power cord. When your machine starts up press and tap the Del key until you get your bios pages. At the bottom is a legend that will tell you what F key to push to set system defaults, so press F9 if that is the one, check that bios protection is enabled and your boot up order of devices is floppy, CD Rom, Hard Disk, save your changes and restart. The anti virus program will run if you haven't run it yet.

If you have any questions, ask using the comment box and I or another will get back to you as soon as we can.


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