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I have tried F11 and every other trick I can think of outside of buying a new install of windows xp. I have had no luck, it won't even let me into the bios. Please help

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HAve you tried this keys

F1, F10 or ESC.

Posted on Oct 11, 2012

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SOURCE: Gateway MX6960 stuck on "Press F11 to start Recovery"

SATA drivers are on the xp disk,you just hit F6 during the install,when it ask you to.

Setup boot can be downloaded from here Just scroll down to the xp section and download to your desk top.Make sure you have 4- 6 floppies ready.once downloaded to the desktop,double click and follow the instruction.

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Posted on Jan 22, 2009

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SOURCE: Gateway MX6960 stuck on "Press F11 to start Recovery"

Hi!
Excellent description of your problem, I am not familiar with sata drives much although I'm using one in this system I've just built, still an ide guy.
Anyway I presume you just want to install Xp and start afresh? as this is a refurbed machine?
I've never come across F11 before and have installed Xp on many systems.
Perhaps the operating system install files are corrupt?
Try removing the hard drive and make sure it is firmly secured in its caddy. Look for clip damage too as I've broken a tag off this Sata lead, replaced as wasn't secure enough for my liking.
When you start do you cold boot with Xp cd in drive press any key to boot from cd and allow Windows to load all necessary files for full installation.
If this is so and you still get the F11 after system re-booting 3 or more times during install I would be either looking a trying another o/s or hopefully not a machine fault?
I trust this is of assistance? please remember to rate my effort!
Paul 'W'
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Posted on Jan 22, 2009

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SOURCE: i am trying to reinstall window xp on my conputer but i am getting non system disk error or bios error

seems like the laptop is not starting from the cd, you can either enter the setup / bios to change that setting OR right when you power up the computer look at the screen it will say what button to press in order to enter bios thats one way to solve the problem but look for Boot menu, it will very likely be button F12 or similiar, it should say on the screen when you power on.

if it doesnt, then you need to go into the bios and change the boot order so that the computer starts from the CD first.

after that you should be able to start from the cd and install xp.

here how to work the bios.
http://www.whitecanyon.com/how-to-change-boot-order.php

Posted on May 21, 2009

lorenzo carolus

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SOURCE: need help t40 bios.lost my password can i buy a disc?

take out the cmos battery and put it in again.let me knw if that works

Posted on Sep 21, 2009

nonontech

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SOURCE: Windows XP Setup hangs at 34 minutes remaining

This issue is one of the very common issues. If you are installing the Windows on a formatted Drive, remove any additional external devices like memory card, usb mouse/keyboard. Now go into the Bios and reset it to Optimized Default setting (restore the bios settings to default), again before you exit the bios settings, go into boot priority settings and disable "fast boot", set the first boot priority device to "Cd-rom" and second to "hard-drive 0", save the settings and restart your system and boot from the cd by pressing "enter" or "spacebar" when asked to press any key. And check whether this helps or not.
If you are installing additional windows on the system, you can try this hotfix from microsoft (click here to download) [or copy and paste this link into your browser: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=4e370d0f-bca4-4a2a-9cde-dfe2da16672a&amp;amp;DisplayLang=en] before installing the new windows
This problem is mainly caused by hardware conflict or unsupported hardwares.

I wish you good luck.

Thanks for using FixYa.

Posted on Jul 25, 2010

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