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Cannot boot to Windows; stuck in Aptio Setup Utility menus

Q: Cannot boot to Windows; stuck in Aptio Setup Utility menus

I have a Dell Inspiron 5000 series laptop that keeps getting stuck in the Aptio utility loop and BIOS stuff and doesn?t allow me to load Windows 10 successfully. The other day my PC randomly had a blue screen of death and crashed and now it?s preventing me from getting back to my OS ever since. Sometimes upon booting it loads a PCI white screen saying ?Hard drive not installed.?

I ran the ePSA diagnostics to check and scan the system, but it only keeps saying it finished the tests with a yellow caution sign next to my hard drive. Is there anything I can do to get a successful boot? I just don?t want to lose everything I was working on.

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my Asus laptop froze and when I restarted it, a screen that said ?Aptio Setup Utility? popped up. I googled it and tried what everyone was recommending:
Select the Boot menu in the Aptio setup utility, select 'Launch CSM' and change to enable

Select the Security menu n the Aptio setup utility, select 'Secure Boot Control' and change to disable

Select Save & Exit and press 'yes'

Hold down the power button until the unit switches power off completely

Switch back on and continually press the F9 button for about ten seconds; this should now allow the unit to boot up into the Windows Recovery menu

Select 'Advanced Start Up' and wait until the recovery menu appears

Select ' Advanced Options'

Select 'System Restore' and select a date prior to when the problem occurred?.

The only problem is that once I switch the computer back on and try to press F9, it does nothing. I get a black screen that says ?Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key? I can get back into the Aptio Utility screen from here but I can?t get into my computer. How can I fix this and get back in???? I don?t know much about computers so I?m totally stuck and I NEED what?s on there for business.

 

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I was upgrading my hdd to an ssd on my Asus TP300l and I have put the new ssd into the computer, but when I boot up the computer, it seems to be stuck in Aptio setup utility and I have read a few instructions online on how to get out of the setup utility but they aren't working. Please help as soon as possible
 

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I have an Asus laptop and I got the notification that I can upgrade to Windows 10 if I wanted to. So, I clicked to update it and it did and when I restarted it, my mouse pad would not work. I was able to go into programs and click repair for the mouse and then it worked. I used my laptop for a few minutes and everything was fine and then I closed it and set it aside. Later that day, I opened it and I clicked on Chrome and I got the hour glass. I waited for a few minutes and nothing happened. So, I pressed and held the power button down to turn it off and turned it back on a few seconds later.
When I turned it back on I was at the Aptio Setup Utility screen and no matter what I pushed, I couldn't exit. My battery died and so I plugged it in and turned it back on. This time it said that it was being diagnosed. After a long while, it said they couldn't fix it and gave me the option of restarting it or advanced options. I clicked advanced options and chose to go back to Windows 8.1 hoping that it would return to normal. After that, I assumed it was doing that and I left it to make lunch for my son. When I came back to it and it had been awhile it was just a blue screen and was like that for a long time, so I again shut it down.

I went online and did a search and someone said to enable the launch CSM on the boot section and to disable the secure boot menu and then to restart and I would be able to get to the advanced options/recovery screen. So, I did do that and was ab... Read more

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I'm sorry if I'm posting in the wrong form. I have a ASUS G75VX I was just finished cleaning my fan filter and went to turn my computer back on when the blue and grey Aptio Setup Utility popped up. I've did everything I could and nothing is working. I tried the Boot, Launch CSM changed disable to enable, Security, Secure Boot Control changed enabled to disabled and F10 to save and exit. It took me to a screen saying "Reboot and Select proper boot device or insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key" I don't know what that means. Can someone please help?
 

A:Stuck on Aptio Setup Utility

You might have knocked loose the cables for the hard drive. It is saying it has nothing to boot from and since you were messing around inside it sounds like you may have knocked something loose.
 

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I?ve been stuck on this screen all morning I?ve tried many things I have an Asus X200M if you recommend to launch csm I don?t see that or have that. Please help before I get my butt whooped.
 

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My MSi laptop is stuck in the aptio setup utility and if i turn my laptop off or try to exit, it will return to the same screen. It has been like this since i updated it to windows 10. please help.

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Hi.

I have an Asus laptop, model X551C. My laptop was working fine until recently when i switched it on and it asked for a password in a strange screen. (See screen shot below)
When i entered my normal password it took me to this screen.
If i press any button it just repeats the message and does nothing. When i first noticed the strange password screen it took me here.

To the aptio setup utility screen. I looked online and read that my boot up order may be wrong so I tried to resolve it by going to the boot menu section of aptio this is what I see.


It doesn't appear that my hard drive is listed (I may be wrong) I have tried everthing to get it to start Windows with no luck.

I may have some of the other menus configured wrong not sure.

Does anyone know what may have caused this and how I may fix this frustrating issue ?

Thanks
 

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Hello,

was long time member unfortunately it seems that my account got wiped? Or im assuming you guys have some cap on non-active accounts.

Non the less, im here about my x751s. Today i turned it on and it made 5 rapid sequential beeps and goes straight to the BIO's menu.
Ive tried launch csm route, but that gives me the " No bootable driver" error, On startup ive tried esc, f1, f8, f9, f10, f11, f12 none of them work.

I opened my laptop and looked around, safely unclipped the mother board connections and nothing looks out of place i unscrewed the HDD it looks good none of the small slits are moved and the pins are also fine.

Any ideas?

Thank you,
David
 

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I am stuck on this page and unable to go back to my desktop no matter what i do.
 

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Hi, I've got a P34 gigabyte running on w10 and can't exit from aptio setup utility and not too many options available in the menu boot

I've got 1 ssd (system) + 1 hdd, none appears in the screen

Yesterday, I updated nvidia drivers before shuting down the laptop

Any help would be appreciated

 

A:aptio setup utility

Sorry, my HDD is recognized but serial ATA port 0 is empty
 

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Hello I am stuck in an Aptio Setup Utility menu loop and everything I have tried has not worked to get me out of it I was hoping maybe someone on here could help me figure it out
 

A:Aptio Setup Utility

I see you've marked your thread as Solved, what ended up resolving the issue?
 

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My new Asus s550ca cannot get past the Aptio Setup Utility. I have tried f10 and forcing shutdown but it still pops up. How can I get this to go away?
 

A:Aptio Setup Utility

some on it here

http://www.justanswer.com/computer/...l-not-exit-aptio-setup-utility-everytime.html

run the h/d makers diagnostic on the hard drive
 

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Hi
I bought a new laptop (Asus x75a) and when I received it I turned it on and it went into the aptio setup utility so I set the time and date and went over to save and exit only to return to the same screen. I've restored defaults and loading optimised settings but it always returns to it.
I disabled secure boot and enabled csm and this time it loaded the asus screen and went to a black screen saying reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device.
It should be preinstalled with win8 and no where in the user manuals does it detail the setup utility.
I've searched the web for a solution but I'm yet to find one. I've contacted the seller but I thought whilst I wait I would seek help here.
Any advise would be greatly appreciated

A:Stick in aptio setup utility

http://www.asus.com/us/Notebooks_Ultrabooks/X75A/
In the Appendix section of the User Manual...
http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/nb/X75A/E_eManual_X75A_VER7748.pdf
under Operating System and Software are the System BIOS Settings details.
 
Possibly set the BIOS to Defaults then refer to the section Recovering Your Notebook PC Using Recovery Partition.
Perform a full factory recovery.
 
If it is a NEW laptop it should be covered under a Manufacturers Warranty and contacting ASUS support would be a good move.
2-year limited International hardware warranty. *different by country
On-line problem resolution through web interface (BIOS, Driver update)
OS (Windows® 7 ) install/uninstall consultation
Bundled software install/uninstall consultation
ASUS software supporting
 
http://www.asus.com/support/images/pdf/e8549_nb-warranty-card_148x105mm_final_0827.pdf

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Have a brand new Asus X75A.

Attempting to connect my Android phone to the laptop via USB with no success. After having my father do a reboot it seemed to not connect but not affect my documents and other saved files.

Now after the 2nd attempt to connect both devices the Aptio Setup utility screen pops up.

I don't want to exit unless I can be assured that all the documents and data I have will not be removed!

Please help!!

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hi, am a new member, I have this a problem exiting the aptio setup utility on my toshiba satelite pro Which has never happened before, some weeks ago,it started has a new computer on its own and happen to lose all my files, and now am stuck in this setup utility, I can't exit no matter How hard I try...thanks.

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Hello. Please forgive me for this off-topic-post, but i would like to tell everybody, why i really like APTIO Setup Utility, the best BIOS-Settings.


The great advantage is not only the great user interface and the accurate help descriptions (that Ins?deH20 also has), but what i really love is:
The APTIO Setup-Utility does have ?Boot-Override? in the Exit-Tab‼
I don't have to press F12 to override. I can simply go to the BIOS-Settings. And if i am inside of the BIOS-Settings, i can simply override without exiting the settings and press F12. That's Aptio's greatest advantage. My Samsung 700G7A-S02 does also have APTIO.
Aptio Setup Utility Screenshot:


Other Setup Utilities:



Disadvantage: If Windows is hibernated, DualBoot (e.g. Hiren's Boot CD) is not supported, which did already cause a problem. But other BIOS-Firmwares do also not allow DualBoot with hibernation.

Please note, that this is no sneaky advertisement. This is just my opinion. The screenshots are not from my Computer.

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Alright, my computer always shows the Aptio Setup Utility and won't bypass the feature. The launch CSM isnt working and I can't enable it due to Aptio Setup Utility keep on popping up.
 

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Whenever I turn it on, Aptio Setup Utility comes up. I tried loading setup defaults but it didn't fix anything. I don't know what is wrong or how to fix it

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Hi everybody, I have a small big problem: my laptop asus is blocked on aptio setup utility in the sense that every time I start it it redirects me to this menu. Why it's urgent: it's because I do not have access to my 2 OS window10 / ubuntu that contain important files for my studies that are happening right now. So, it is of paramount importance that I can solve this problem.

Then I tried some stuff for sure. In fact, there is a lot of result on google on this problem, but it's still the same solution: disabled fast boot, enabled launch CSM and do F10 or F9 at startup (I even tested F4, F5, F6, F8) and nothing works. If you do little research you will come across a solution has kind 10 steps of microsoft, bah the one does not work.

Then I tried to boot the Ubuntu installer on my USB key, but I can only test ubuntu without installing or installing it, but I want to access my old data. I then did the same for Window with the Window installer that offers troubleshooting. I tried the restore options but it asks me to select a system at startup but that's exactly what I do not have access to. Then boot diagnostic tool, good jme recalls more of all the options, but roughly there's nothing that works.

Finally I have to type on the console: bootrec / RebuildRbc and it says that it detects no installation windows, suddenly, it is a trick with the hard disk literally.

How I had this problem: I switched off my computer under ubuntu.

My laptop configuration... Read more

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How do I reboot a Asus windows 10 I think it is I need your help asap please give me a call 6672007582
 

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hello. New here. I have a Asus laptop running windows 8. When I boot up the laptop it pulls up a ?Aptio setup Utility? screen with all kinds of options on it. I?m trying to just get the laptop to get to the home screen. When I click save and exit it just comes back up any guidance would be so great full.

Thank you
 

A:Aptio setup Utility screen when booting

Use the right/left arrow keys to select Boot at the top of that screen and post a picture of the resulting screen please.
 

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I was playing a old ps2 game on me small laptop and all of a sudden i entered aptio setup utility 2018...i cant escape help plz
 

A:Aptio setip utility 2018 (c) i am stuck plz help

Force restart the computer (press power button for a few seconds until it turns off).
 

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I was playing a old ps2 game on me small laptop and all of a sudden i entered aptio setup utility 2018...i cant escape help plz
 

A:Aptio setip utility 2018 (c) i am stuck

Force restart the computer (press power button for a few seconds until it turns off).
 

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Last night I woke up to find that my computer had on its display the aptio setup utility. I had never seen this before and turned off my computer. I restarted it in safe mode and after about 5 min or so my computer went to the blue screen of death for like a second then to the aptio setup utility. Now, before this happened I had been downloading files from utorrent for like 3 days straight as well as watching some on my computer (which is an Asus G55vw), so I'm not sure if this is maybe a virus of some sort? Or didn't know if my computer had been working too hard for the past too days? Either way I have no idea what to do and was wondering if I could get some help! Im on my gf's computer right now and still staring at the aptio setup utility screen.
 

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Greetings forums!

Firstly, thanks for taking the time to read this post. I've done my best to google, try everything I possibly could imagine and still things aren't going my way - you're my biggest hope!
Background information & my probable earlier mistakes
The computer in question is an ASUS K55D that, used to, run Windows 8.1. Since this OS did not cooperate with our home network I decided it was a good idea to install Windows 7.

Long story short it doesn't boot via USB or DVD so I try to do it from inside W8.1 (under the presumption that it'd install it on the same disk and do the "Windows Old Folder" thing) - works fine until the reboot when it forgets about the installation, then goes into a weird boot loop that finally ended up in continuing to install W7.
I let it finish and, lo and behold, the computer crashes and boots into chkdsk (or some similar utility) claiming there's loads of issues. Que a long time of non-sensical information (did not look like any tool I've ever used before) and a lot of error messages (this is in post, by the way) that lasted for a few hours. So I decide to reboot again.

Suddenly the laptop decides it DOES want to boot into the DVD, since it can't get into W8.1 anymore. I try to install but when I try to select my newly formatted HDD it gives me "cannot install to partition of the GPT format".

So I press "delete" in the hopes of my computer understanding that ... Read more

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Asus Q502LA

This started last night, I was playing a game on steam when my computer froze. It then went to a blue stop screen and said it needed to reboot. It took to long so I did a manual shutoff by holding the button down for 10sec. Well after that, all I get is this screen. Any help would be much appreciated. I believe it's windows 10, but might be 8.
 

A:Wont boot past aptio utility screen

That the BIOS screen. Simply "save and exit".

If it doesn't boot into Windows, provide further information on what happens next.
 

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Bought a new laptop with preinstalled win8, didnt like it, went into laptop bios, think i deleted some drivers or commands to get me into windows 8 agian.
dont see any driver options\boot options pritorities and cant add new ones

think i deleted the deafult one
have notting under boot options
once i starte the the machine it goes right to the bios
the boot devise driver into windows i think is missing
help ?
unrelated images not mine, but kinda looked like this:
http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/9181/bios1.jpg
http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/7666/bios2y.jpg
thnx

A:Stuck in aptio windows8 bios, dont see any boot lines

Look for an option to Reset Your BIOS To Factory Defaults. If that doesn't work, consult your owner's manual for other options (clear cmos, reflash bios, etc). I'm assuming you did not delete anything in Windows 8 (or from the physical hard drive directly) because you only mentioned bios access.

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my computer is stuck in cmos setup.I have xp pro and I haven't added any new hardware. rebooted and it cmos came up.PLEASE HELP!!!
 

A:stuck on cmos utility setup

Please don't post your question more than once.

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/789706-stuck-cmos-utility-setup.html
 

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My computer is stuck here. It responds to nothing, help

A:stuck insydeh20 setup utility

If the three finger salute doesn't work, go into the bios and reset to original config.

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System Specs
Brand: Asus
Model G1S-1A
OS: Win 8 64bit
Processor: intel core 2 duo @2.3 ghz
RAM: 2 GB
Video Card: Geforce 8600M GT 256 mb

Problem:
it was all okay back then i was working with my document on ms office then i had it on sleep the next day when i opened it it was still okay then i decided to shut down my system then run off to work when i got back and turned on this laptop it just won't get passed the bios setup its like this

Open system->asus rog plays with the logo-> then it will enter the bios set up ->when i exit it it will reboot and the process repeats .

What I tried so far
-Made a bootable USB installer of windows 8 and tried to configure the bios to boot from there, nothing it just wont get past that setup utility so its a no go
-tried the bios recovery by pressing CTRL+Home button then powered it up and it restored the bios successfully - nothing happened to the issue
-tried flashing bios to latest version of bios via usb and ez flash nothing happened
-Tried resetting to manufacture defaults of bios nothing
-Tried pressing ctrl while its booting up windows error recovery pops up got two options
start windows normally or startup recovery
when i press start windows... logo appears then it will restart and go get stuck at the bios utility again
if i press recover still the same
* yes hard drive is still detected and no problems so far

any suggestions?

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Hi, I'm stuck on the com utility setup screen. I haven't changed ant drives or made any other changes. I rebooted and it popped up no error messages. PLEASE HELP!!!!
 

A:Solved: stuck on cmos utility setup

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I have an ASUS model x200ca notebook. Its less than 6 months old. Its windows 8 touchscreen. Out of nowhere, when i start it, it goes directly to the "aptio set up utility". it is stuck in that loop. hitting any function keys as it starts doesnt help. any ideas of how to free it up, or recover it? thanks
 

A:Solved: aptio set up utility

Possible solution here - http://www.transformerforums.com/fo...book-t100-help/40382-aptio-setup-utility.html
 

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i have a very serious problem about my pc every time i start up it come to aptio utility set up.this happen when i was cleaning the dust inside the cpu i did not do anything inside i only clean the dust but after that when i start it comes w/ aptio utility set up and i cant exit this to normal window star up..please help me guys i want to run my pc normally...thanks

A:aptio utility set up cant exit

Some how there must be a change in your bios. Aptic Setup is the name AMI uses for the setup program built into your bios.

You will need find the proper key to press when starting your Acer to enter the bios. Maybe something has been changed but the change was never saved.

You might choose Save changes and reset, Discard Changes & exit, or Restore Defaults.

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i'm trying to do a system recovery on my older dell laptop that won't start. the following link from microsoft only has the setup disks for service pack 1 and 2. where do i download the one for service pack 3? http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310994

A:Windows XP Home Edition with Service Pack 3 Utility: Setup Disks for Floppy Boot Install?

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/slipstreaming-windows-xp-to-create-bootable-cd/Please read the tutorial above from BC tutorials -Thank You -

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Hi i have windows xp proffesional 32 bit, yesterday i accidently tryed to install windows 7.. i got to the screen where i need to choose lauguege and country then i turned off my computer and reboot it but it wasnt working.. the logo wouldnt apear there was just black screen.. so i insert the xp cd i burned and tryed to boot windows from it but after it loads all the files it saying setup is starting windows and stay there.. nothing happening so i thought mabye i need to install windows 7 again and then downgrade but same thing happen, when it get to screen "windows is loading files" the progress bar stuck at the end... i dont know how to fix it i just want to have xp back. i tryed pressing f5 when it saying to press f6 and it still stuck on setup is starting windows... please help me solve my problem thank you.

A:cannot boot from cd stuck on setup is starting windows

Hello liad mate please some system specs mate we cannot help if we do not know what we are working with System Info - See Your System Specs

Now I am assuming this is quite an old machine and maybe there are a few hardware problems such as the hard drive RAM etc etc

Now the other thing is what Windows media (7) are you trying to use - a retail or OEM version. Going back to XP is a retrograde step if you want my opinion because of the age of the system and the lack of any support.

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My laptop runs Windows 7 HP 64-bit.

HOW THE PROBLEM STARTED:
I was trying to repair install the OS from setup from my hard disk. When I returned after two hours, there was a black screen, and system was non-responsive. I waited for another half an hour, but decided to restart the laptop.


Since then there were two options in the boot menu:
1.Windows 7 2.Windows Setup Rollback

Either of them lead to the same black screen(even the backlight is off) after the windows logo.The black screen stays indefinitely long until I repeatedly press Esc/CtrlAltDel/CtrlShiftEsc, which causes reboot after some time

when I selected Windows 7 option and ran in Safe mode, a low res setup screen saying that
"Windows cannot complete the installation in safe mode. to continue installing windows, restart the computer"
appears and then the system restarts

Then tried repairing the OS from Command Prompt in the repair options. I tried bootrec, of which FixMbr and FixBoot ran successfully, but ScanOS and FixMbr showed 0 windows installations.

Since this step, the "Windows Setup Rollback" Option has disappeared from the Boot menu, but the back screen after booting and the "setup cannot continue..." screen still appears in safe mode.

Startup repair can't detect any problem
sfc /scannow says that there is a system repair pending, restart and try again
No memory hardware errors

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A:Black screen after boot, Stuck Windows setup

See this tutorial to save your data then either reinstall Windows or continue looking for other solutions available here to repair it
Peppermint Live CD/DVD/USB - Create for Emergency Backup[2]=Backup%20Restore

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Hi there,

I have a Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop running Win XP Home Edition SP2. Few days ago when I tried to run my laptop I suddenly out of nowhere got the error message "no boot device available strike f1 to retry boot f2 for setup utility". I believe my hard drive has died. I did some research online and have read several articles about this problem. At this stage I am only concered about recovering data from my hard drive. My hard drive is 100Gb with 2 partitions 50Gb each. Most of my data is on the 2nd partion. Reading few articles online, I have tried to run the recovery disk which came along with my laptop. While trying to use the repair option, it says that the disk is unpartioned and gives an option to format and create partion. I do not want to do this yet as all my data will be lost. I have also tried to fixbr and fixmbr, but I am still not able to boot my laptop.

I have now acquired 2.5" HDD USB Enclosure or caddy and 2.5" to 3.5" converter adapter. I tried to connect my Hard drive to the caddy and connected it to my PC. My PC is able to detect the hard drive but does not show any drive icon in "My Computer". In Disk Management hard drive is showing unallocated. I borrowed another hard drive (20Gb) from a friend and connected it to my PC via caddy and same thing happens, this hard drive also appears as unallocated.

I read the following article (see link below), now this could be because of the partition type FAT32 or NTFS. I am ... Read more

A:no boot device available strike f1 to retry boot f2 for setup utility

allocate the hard drive right click where it says unallocated and allocate that should work .
 

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Hey my name is Mendy and for the couple of months I been having trouble with aptio setup utility I am stuck on it and cannot exit out .
I have tried everything and dont want to go to the store because it cost money and if there is a easy way of fixing it , it would be waisting my money for a easy solution . so please help .
Thank you ,
Mendy
 

A:Aptio setup ultility

Make and model of this machine just might help us help you?
 

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I own a Dell Dimension 3000 with Windows XP. A month ago I got the BSOD with the 000000024 error. Since I wanted to upgrade the 40 GB hard drive anyway I purchased a Western Digital 80 GB hard drive. I installed the HD and the computer beeped two times and took me to the "strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility" screen. If I hit F1 it just repeats the same command. If I hit F2 it takes me to the BIOS screen. When I go into drive configuration it shows that the primary master drive is the hard drive and the secondary drive is the cd rom device. the diskette drive A is off since my computer does not have a floppy disk drive. When I try to save changes and exit it beeps twice and takes me back the F1, F2 screen again. I have tried resetting the computer by pulling the battery out for 10 minutes and replacing but nothing has changed. Any ideas?
 

A:I can't get past the F1 to retry boot, F2 setup utility

Is the date right? Is the battery good?

Is the drive set to autodetect in BIOS and/or does BIOS recognize all the correct drive parameters?

What is on the new drive? Did you install an operating system? If it is blank, nothing will boot up.
 

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Hi All, I updated my z570 succesfully from windows 8.1 to windows10 back in 2015 and using succesfullly without any problems. when tried to update from 1703 got error which used to rolled back with automatic repair and recovery to previous version automatically after 2, 3 hard shutdowns. Recently when windows 10 is updating to latest security and  other updates (I defferred the feature updates like 1803 using some MS windows utility, So proceeded confidently with update).However during update the laptop entered into this endless restart loop. After hard shutdown with power key 2, 3 times its showing message that 'Attemptiing Automatic repair' then 'recovery to previous installed version' but quickly again restarting back in loop.  I tried following other methods:1. Tried entering to setup by pressing F2 - no luck2. Created bootable USB and started laptop and pressed F12 continuosly - no luck3. Removed battery and pressed power button for a while and restarted hoping to enter setup - didnt helped4. used One touch recovery key next to power button while system is off hoping after system on takes me to sestup page - didnt helped If I could atleast enter setup or boot will try to solve, I Sincerely request memebers here to help me solving this issue. Thanks

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Hi,
i have an asus s2ooe, my daughter knocked it off the table and i had to use the trouble shoot recovery. something obviously went wrong. it now loads on aptio setup and goes no futher.. i don't know what to do to try and fix this, or even if there is anything i can do to fix it. i can't really afford to pay to have it checked and then pay for any other repairs that may be needed. so any advice would be much appreciated. thank you.
 

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Trying to fix son's girlfriend's Dell Dimension 4600. We think the hard drive is bad. Put it in a sleeve and hooked it to another computer ... shows no files. So she bought a new WD 160GB hard drive. Installed the new hd after connecting it to another computer and using Disk Management to format it. Then installed it in the Dell 4600. When we start the computer it shows:

Dell System Dimension 4600 Series
BIOS Version A02
www.dell.com

Performing Automatic IDE Configuration ...
Secondary Master: CD ROM Device
Secondary Slave: CD ROM Device

Strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for Setup Utility

F1 does nothing but repeat prior line.
F2 brings up the BIOS settings.

Boot sequence only shows:
Diskette Drive
IDE CD ROM Drive

no new HD listed.

I also cannot get it to boot from Windows XP disk even after I change the boot sequence to IDE CD ROM Drive in the first position. Although, yesterday it did attempt to load XP, but ended at a BSOD - Unmountable_boot_volume.

Help. What should my next step be?

Thanks for any and all help.
 

A:Solved: Strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for Setup Utility

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Dell Optiplex 170L Series
Intel Celeron Processor 2.40 GHZ
Level 2 Cache: 256 KB Intergrated
Bios: A07

Turn on my sons computer today and after the dell logo screen comes up, i hear 2 beeps.The following message comes out.Strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility. (Picture of what I see) ---> http://i34.tinypic.com/10d8pi0.jpg
I also tried to install windows on it again and this message comes up.(Look at the PIC) http://i36.tinypic.com/10qcc9y.jpg

Any help I would really appreciate it. Thank you.
 

A:Need Help ASAP Strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility

This is an easy one.

You already know your computer does not detect the presence of a hard disk or other boot media.

I suggest you disconnect and reconnect the disk to be sure it is making connection. If that doesn't work, try replacing the cable with another known-good cable--perhaps one inside the machine currently connected to the DVD/CD drive, Try connecting the disk to another system to see if it is recognized there. It probably won't be, in which case you will simply have to replace the disk drive.

The good news is they are cheap these days.

http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCategory.aspx?SubCategory=14&name=Internal-Hard-Drives
 

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Hey guys,

A newbie to the board so please go easy on me lol!

I got an old computer from a friend..a Dell Optiplex GX110. P3 733Mhz, 128mb, 10gb...no OS

So I turned on the computer and got the msg: Strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility.

I popped in an XP Pro CD (its burnt), and pressed F1...restarts and comes back to the same page...
The other problem is: the CD tray closes, opens, closes, then opens and stays OPEN!...is this a hardware problem?...or the computer rejecting the CD?

My boot sequence has CDROM as #1...Anyone know the problem/solution?

ANY help would be appreciated! Thanks!
 

A:Installing XP but get 'strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility'

Firstly remove your email addy from your post (using "EDIT")
This is an Open Public Forum, all messages will be replied to here (like mine right now)

Is this version of Windows legitamit?
There are many reasons to answer this truthfully, as there are many different (known) Windows versions out there.

Now, that "Burnt CD" is it bootable in the first place?
The best way to tell, would be by putting it into another computer to test

Is your CD drive just a CD Drive and the disc is a DVD disc?
Usually Windows Xp comes on CD, but can be burnt to DVD

Do other bootable disks work in the drive?
You can download the Ultimate Boot CD to confirm this.

Waiting for your reply...
 

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