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#1 pgunz3

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 12:58 PM

Last few weeks I have had to press F1 so my pc can boot up. I don't know why that happens or if my son messed with something. but everything works fine once I press F1. It's just really annoying to preee it everytime I turn my pc on.Please if anyone can help.

I am sorry if this was posted in the wrong place.

Edit: Moved topic from General Chat to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 01:15 PM

What Operating System is this machine installed with? XP, Vista, Windows 7 or another? That information any any additional information you can provide will help us get this topic moved to the proper forum, where it will be seen by more people familiar with your issue.

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#3 pgunz3

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 01:31 PM

Windows 7

Anything else you need ?
I turn the pc on dell logo comes on then a black screen comes up that says boot from disk something like that and press F1 to cont..


It always happens

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 02:30 PM

is there a cd in the tray also ?

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 02:38 PM

No disc in tray, it does ask for floppy disc

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 02:52 PM

Do you have a floppy drive? If not, go into the bios and disable the floppy drive. If you do, move it below the hard drive in boot order in bios for the time being.

Edited by Allan, 06 March 2011 - 02:52 PM.


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Posted 06 March 2011 - 03:09 PM

very dumb question how do I get in the bios

Do you have a floppy drive? If not, go into the bios and disable the floppy drive. If you do, move it below the hard drive in boot order in bios for the time being.



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Posted 06 March 2011 - 03:13 PM

it should say on start up screen like F2 = setup (it may not be F2)

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 03:14 PM

Press f2 when the computer boots up
then there should be a menu that has all your drives on it
dont forget to save what you do when you leave

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 03:16 PM

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/fixtheproblem/a/biosaccess_mb.htm

more choices depending on who makes your motherboard

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 03:25 PM

Lot's of answers :)

Watch your system when it first boots. You will see a message that says something like: Press ??? to enter bios (or setup). As soon as you see that message, press that key.

You still haven't said if you have an a: drive, so I don't know where to send you in bios - but it will either be to disable the floppy or to change to boot device order.

Edited by Allan, 06 March 2011 - 03:26 PM.


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Posted 11 March 2011 - 01:45 PM

UPDATE please help

so this what it exactly it tells me


floppy diskette seek failure
strike the f1 key to continue , f2 to run utility set up

I have

floppy disk drive A

DVD DRIVE D
DVD RW DRIVE E

Can someone help me now please ?

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 04:17 PM

See floppy disk section of http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:Iy43_aYvhCgJ:superuser.com/questions/161415/disabling-required-keystroke-for-boot+boot+from+disk+something+like+that+and+press+F1+to+cont..&cd=5&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&source=www.google.com .

If you go into your BIOS and disable the floppy boot option, that may take care of it.

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 08:23 PM

How do I do this ?

step by step if you can please

I really don't want to do something wrong

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 08:33 AM

you say you have a dell. What model number ? if you go to dell's web site you can download the manual for your machine that has set up utility information.
that way you can become familiar with the BIOS settings before jumping in.
if you tell us the model number we can also look at the manual and help guide you.
because you do not sound experienced you should let someone guide you. changing settings in Bios and not understanding what they are for can cause the computer not to boot at all.




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