Welcome to BC. If the problem is isolated to your question it might not be malware related. But to rule out infection beside the troubleshooting this topic will be moved to Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal (VTSMR) forum. I am going to assist you with your problem.
Please refrain from making any changes to your system
(scanning or running other tools, updating Windows, installing applications, removing files, etc.) from now on as it might interfere with our fixes. Please let me know in your next reply if you agree with this.
Strike the F1 key to continue, F2 to run the setup utility.
As I understand if you press F1 the computer boots normally isn't it? And you want to bypass this so that the computer boots without interruption. Please confirm or clarify.
If that is the case, please restart the computer, as soon as the BIOS starts to load press F2 key a few times to enter the BIOS Set Up.
Use the arrow keys to move up en down. Under System
(you might need to expand it)=> select Boot Sequence
. No need to press Enter. Write down the list of the booting devices and if it is mentioned (not present)
note down that too.
there is a list of Drives. Select SATA-1 or Drive 1 note down the current setting (it is highlighted at the top of the right window) and also the mentioned factory default.
key then select Exit
and press Enter to exit the Set Up utility.
Please post back with the confirmation or clarification and eventually with the information you gather.
Edited by farbar, 03 April 2010 - 05:45 PM.