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How can I bypass F1 or F2 in bios screen at start up?


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#1 sherri235

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 12:48 AM

Hi all, nice to be back here. I had a question about adjusting bios screen or bypassing it altogether to get Windows to come up at start up...I performed a search and the issues that came up aren't mine or the topics are locked w/o resolution w/ regard to this.

It seems that only pressing f1 or F2 gets us to windows splash screen and login screen. Could this really just be the battery in the cpu going bad? I tried adjusting boot options in the setup menus but this isn't the issue. I don't mind the black screen, in fact it makes me feel safer after experiencing the windows lock out a while back w/a virus, but someone else does and wants it gone for now.
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Posted 03 May 2010 - 03:54 AM

Could this really just be the battery in the cpu going bad?

Yes it could. If the CMOS backup battery is flat and each time the system starts there are no stored BIOS settings, you may be required to enter the BIOS setup and accept defaults on each boot.

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 07:26 AM

Could this really just be the battery in the cpu going bad?

Yes it could. If the CMOS backup battery is flat and each time the system starts there are no stored BIOS settings, you may be required to enter the BIOS setup and accept defaults on each boot.



I totally agree with this statement, and I would like to add that if the CPU was dying you probably wouldn't get the system to post at all.

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 05:54 PM

Thanks. I'm curious...what other fixes or adjustments are needed if the battery is okay? In other words, what else is causing this?

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 07:43 PM

Replace the battery...reset the date/time in the BIOS...save the settings...reboot.

See if it goes smoothly.

CMOS Battery Replacement - http://www.liverepair.com/encyclopedia/art...cmosreplace.asp. No need to write down any settings, removing the old battery will restore the system defaults.

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