Posted 17 April 2011 - 03:31 PM
Hola! This is my first post. I'm not sure if this problem is the result of a virus, or if it is directly related to the hardware or OS. I have a Dell Studio, and I am running Windows Vista. My battery has been out of commission for about a year now, and I have always received a prompt to notify me of this as soon as the BIOS loads. This screen says "Press F1 to continue. F2 to run setup utility." Normally, I would simply press F1, and Windows Vista would begin to load. Now, however, when I press the F1 key, nothing happens. The entire system freezes and makes that God-awful, high-pitched "Don't touch me again" noise when I continue to strike the key. As this is the first screen that I encounter, I am at a loss for how to do just about anything about it. I can, however, access BIOS setup. I have already reset them, and this has yielded no change. Please help me to figure out how to fix my computer. It's only good as a thousand dollar paperweight at the moment. Thanks, guys!