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Keyboard locks @ BIOS setup utility.

Q: Keyboard locks @ BIOS setup utility.

I used to be able to get to the BIOS setup utility, and at that time the keyboard worked fine.

Phoenix BIOS 4.0 Release 6.0 copyright 1995-1998 Phoenix Tech. Pentium II - I'M.

When I press F1 for setup, the BIOS setup utility comes up. My problem is when it comes up it locks out the keyboard. I then have no choise but to reboot to use the computer.

The computer works fine in every other aspect. I am running WIN98.

Can you help me solve the keyboard lockout problem?
Thanks,
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A: Keyboard locks @ BIOS setup utility.

First thing you should do is try another keyboard on that computer and try your keyboard on another computer.

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I am working on a Toshiba Satellite with Insyde H2O bios. It says to use F2 for setup and F12 for boot manager.

I've tried all the function keys, as well as esc and del and they only get me to Windows Boot Manager. (This includes F2.)

The machine has Vista that stops loading when it gets to the network drivers. Could a corrupt BIOS be the cause? If I download a new BIOS can I install it from the command prompt?

If the BIOS is still OK are there other ways to get into setup?

(Meanwhile F2 works just fine on my Dell Lattitude)
 

A:Can't get into BIOS setup utility

Try using a USB keyboard...

"Could a corrupt BIOS be the cause?"

I don't think you would get that far in the boot process if the bios were corrupt
 

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I have a need to get to my mainboard bios setup to make possible changes for an issue that I have, I have tried every function key, esc, del, etc during restart to no avail. Have not found any resolutions on the internet to help. Please help I really do need to get to the BIOS UTILITY SETUP.thanksart1944

A:HP ENVY BIOS UTILITY SETUP

Unless you passworded the setup menu or BIOS the following should work. Press the power button and then immediately begin tapping the F10 key. That invokes the BIOS on all HP notebooks and desktop PCs.

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Whenever I turn on the PC the first thing that opens is the Award Bios Setup Utility. 2667 MHZ is highlighted and the date and time are wrong by about 9 years.

I set the MHZ on manual and change the date and time and save as I exit. XP runs fine until the next time I start the machine and it happens again.

Is there an internal battery that may be dead?

I appreciate any help,

McKerracher
 

A:BIOS setup utility opens first whenever I turn on the PC

Yes, the CMOS battery on the motherboard could be dead. It is a flat, disk type of battery about the size of a nickle and is commonly available.
 

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i have just switched my laptop on after using it for a presentaion last week, i keeps going straight to bios setup utility and i cant get it to boot up correctly can anyone help me please

nicola
 

A:sony vaio bios setup utility

Try loading setup defaults,then save the settings and exit.
May get it to boot.
Then make sure the date and time are still correct.
 

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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 just got this motherboard,Asus model A7V8X-MX, I finished building the system, and went to set up the bios (award bios 6.0) only to discover that the keyboard would not work. I tried this with several new keyboards, and it still did not work. All I got was the bios telling me to hit del for setup, and when I hit delete, nothing would happen.It also said what my CPU was, and memory, which it got correctly. Upon startup the three lights on the keyboard blink on and off once at the same time, so I know that the keyboard is in correctly, and I tried it in both the keyboard and mouse ports to no avail. What's the problem here? it's a new board, why isn't it working? Please help!
Cory Luquet
PS: I tried replacing the battery upon the suggestion of something on a message board, and it did not work. Also, if you need my system specs, they are as follows:
Asus A7V8X-MX mobo
athlon XP 2000+ CPU
256mb pc2100 DDR
40gig Maxtor 7200rpm HD
sony 52x cd-rom
sony 32/10/40 CD-rw
17" monitor
integrated sound, lan, video
 

A:[SOLVED] keyboard won't work in bios setup

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Hi, I'm new to building PC's so bear with me... Im building a small server computer with an Gigabyte E-350 motherboard and I wondered what type of keyboard I'll need to set the bios up. Can I use just any plug-and-play usb keyboard wired/wireless, or will I need an old school keyboard with the round pinned connector (S/PDIF is it?). If your all wondering why I am asking this, its because the motherboard has not turned up in the post yet.

I was looking at something extremely small so I can hide it away, as I will only need it for accessing the bios, as I will be accessing this machine via a web browser/network using an open-source program called FreeNAS once the bios has been setup.

Thanks in advance

A:Keyboard Query For Bios Setup With Gigabyte E-350

If it is this board GIGABYTE GA-E350N-USB3 Motherboard/CPU Combo Motherboard/CPU Set - Newegg.com a USB or PS-2 keyboard should work. (S-PDIF is an audio connector I believe.) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S/PDIF

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I was installing a new wireless keyboard. It uninstalled the previous software and made my current one not work. I hooked up the ps2 kb and mouse but they won't work either. They will work when booting up but once windows starts I got nuthin. I can't control my computer, please help....

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I have an Old/Great HP D531 Desktop that I did two things at same time, now no boot up and can't access bios for setup changes.

1) Changed bios battery;
2) added power to USB 3.0 PCI controller card that had been installed month earlier;
3) Now boots to HP logo and nothing;
4) USB keyboard not getting power so F2, F8, F12, ESC do not work;
5) Years ago added a 500gb harddrive [SATA3] with three partitions (J,K,M);
6) Computer was upgraded years ago from VISTA 64 on original C drive [SATA0] to Win7 64 on new drive partition J;
7) At times the attached file info appears which maybe of help.

Any non-sarcastic advice is much appreciated since on SS and can't afford another PC.

A:Changed BIOS Battery, Can't Boot/Access Setup; However USB Keyboard OK

Hope you installed USB3 drivers, coz there arn't any in W7.

Roy

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Hi Folks

I am having trouble with a new computer:

Processor dual core Intel Pentium 4 3.0 GHz
kernel is 2.6.14.3-smp
AMIBIOS ACPI BIOS Rev 0206 (American Megatrends)
BIOS Setup Utility v. 02.53 (American Megatrends)

I am unable to enter the American Megatrends BIOS Setup Utility menu. As soon as the POST menu appears I hit the Delete key, and when the Setup Utility menu appears the PS-2 keyboard (IBM KB-7953) is locked (with num-lock on) and no keys work. No beeps, no error messages, no nothing. Unplugging the keyboard and plugging it back in does not help. I reset the computer and if I let the POST finish and the computer boots, the keyboard and mouse work fine.

When the Setup menu comes up, the cursor is at Main, and the System Time, and hours are selected. As I mentioned above the keyboard is frozen and I can't navigate around or exit with the escape key.

I tried entering the Setup Utility with another keyboard (USB) and got the same result.

Any suggestions appreciated.

Pete
 

A:Keyboard freezes at BIOS Setup menu, but works when boot finishes

Wrong key

Well... you might wanna know that American Megatrends use the "F2" key, not the "Delete" key to go into the setup.
 

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Hi. I recently purchased a Toshiba Satellite Click 2 Pro and at the top, two of the keys increase/decrease the screen brightness (much like two of the keys at the top of a Mac do the same). Well, I discovered that if I press the key to decrease the screen brightness too quickly and bring it down all the way to the lowest brightness and keep clicking, it turns off the keyboard! As in, none of the keyboard keys will work anymore.
 
The only way I know of to fix it is to restart the keyboard. I'm wondering if there's a way to 1) disable the fact that it does this, and 2) find a way to turn the keyboard back on without restarting the computer, since it is, quite frankly, annoying when I have three word documents and about 10 browser tabs open. I can't figure out how to disable/stop this one key by using the keyboard settings/ toggling the hotkeys/etc.
Honestly, I'm not even sure if this is a Windows 8 issue or Toshiba issue. Has anyone else had this problem?

A:Keyboard shortcut locks up keyboard (Toshiba Satellite)

If under warranty, return this to the store ASAP for replacement/repair. There's not much we can recommend you do, hardware-wise, that you can do and not void the warranty.
 
I suspect the keyboard may be sticking,,, you can try another USB KB for troubleshooting though. Plug in the USB KB and see if that behavior is duplicated using that KB.
Let us know

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 Dear all, I'm trying to automate the bios settings with the latest HP Bios Configuration Utility using SCCM 2012.When the task is rebooting the system, I get this message."The following configuration change has been requested"How do I automate to accept this up front? Kind regardsDries

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Hello:

This is my first post here, so hi to everyone.
I just got an ASUS X401a Notebook and I want to use a flash drive to boot from Linux.
I need to change the sequence in the BIOS so that the flash drive is first choice to boot from.
I have no problem accessing the BIOS utility, but it allows me to alter only some settings. Those in blue colored font I can change those in black font I cannot. What drive to boot from first is in black and not adjustable.
I used command line to work as admin and I also set up a password for admin in the BIOS to access the BIOS utility, but still no go; some things are allowed to be changed some aren't.

Any help is appreciated.

A:BIOS: Can access BIOS utility, but cannot change settings.

Is it asking for a password or something?

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 Hi,trying to change BIOS language using HP Bios Configuration Utility but get Error code 6 - Access Denied (failed due to BIOS permissions).BIOS version is THI vA0.08.I can read (get) successfully but cannot change any setting...tried to change other settings unsuccessfully.What am I missing? Do I need to set a password first?

A:Can't change bios language - HP BIOS Configuration Utility -...

I should have mentioned...language is currently Dutch and I would like to set it to English. I removed the * and placed in front of English...essentially following instructions in the manual so that is not the issue.thanks in advance for your help ?

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I need help getting my Desktop to the log on screen. When I turn it on it says Operating System not found.
 

A:Setup Utility

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lenovo 7360  link bios http://support.lenovo.com/hu/hu/products/Desktops-and-all-in-ones/ThinkCentre-M-Series-desktops/Thin...

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Dear Sir,I have Acer V5-473PG laptop for more than a year now and using W8.1. My problem now is (since a month ago) every time I boot my laptop, the screen will come to "insydeH20 setup utility". Then I have to press escape, press enter for "Yes" and the screen will continue to Windows. FYI, my W8.1 is working very fine as far as I can see. This happens every time whenever I boots/starts my laptop. Is this a bad sign for me? Is my laptop going to R.I.P? Thanks in advance.











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A:insydeH20 setup utility

fenolly75,
 
Sorry to hear you are having problems, there are a couple things we can try:
 
Enter the BIOS and restore defaults to make sure there wasn't something changed accidentally.
Attempt a start up repair on your system to see if that resolves the issue.
Attempt a system restore to before you started having this problem.
Perform a refresh to try and repair the Windows operating system files, some programs may be lost with that function, which was why I listed it last.

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having trouble locating the desktop printer utility on the mac.
I went to sherlock and typed it in but each time i get adobe.....
I went into the hard drive still cannot located the printer to set it up to a network printer/. Thanks for assisstance.
 

A:printer utility setup

Hi, Shanoa.

I moved your post to the hardware area in hopes that you'll get more/better/faster response.
 

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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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Dear Sir,I have Acer V5-473PG laptop for more than a year now and using W8.1. My problem now is (since a month ago) every time I boot my laptop, the screen will come to "insydeH20 setup utility". Then I have to press escape, press enter for "Yes" and the screen will continue to Windows. FYI, my W8.1 is working very fine as far as I can see. This happens every time whenever I boots/starts my laptop. Is this a bad sign for me? Is my laptop going to R.I.P? Thanks in advance.










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A:insydeH20 setup utility

fenolly75,
 
Sorry to hear you are having problems, there are a couple things we can try:
 
Enter the BIOS and restore defaults to make sure there wasn't something changed accidentally.
Attempt a start up repair on your system to see if that resolves the issue.
Attempt a system restore to before you started having this problem.
Perform a refresh to try and repair the Windows operating system files, some programs may be lost with that function, which was why I listed it last.

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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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http://web.archive.org/record/http:/...bios5.jpg?Sf=1
http://web.archive.org/record/http:/...tings.jpg?SF=1

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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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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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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Hi
Bought this motherboard off ebay - SuperMicro P6SBA : having lots of probs - Just realised - I don't think its the correct CD-setup utility : Getting no response from seller
BUT CD Tile is

PC99-CDL Rev 2.2

Anyone out there confirm the correct CD title and perhaps where I may purchase a copy if not where I may get drivers

regards
 

A:SuperMicro P6SBA - CD-Setup Utility

this may help here is the manual for that very old board 1999 boy that takes me back: http://www.supermicro.com/manuals/motherboard/440BX/MNL-0612.pdf

It looks like the right disk, explore the disk and see if there is any reference to the Intel 440BX chipset if so, then it's the correct disk.
 

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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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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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Everytime I start up my laptop, it goes straight into the PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility, and when I exit, it just starts back into the setup utility again. It's an HP, btw. Any suggestions?
 

A:My laptop starts up in setup utility.

going direct into cmos is usually an indication the cmos battery needs replacement.

Next time you are in save the settings.

Next issue is no boot devices. So when in the bios see if the hard drive is listed and review the boot order and that the hd is listed. Could be the drive died.
 

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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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I need to change the boot sequence, but setup is locked and i can't remember the password. I've seen some things that say to reset the jumper by the switch on the motherboard, but i couldn't find it. I also saw something that said to remove the battery from the motherboard for 10 min. or so and the password should be reset, but that didn't work either. Can anyone help?

A:Forgot setup utility password.

You need to remove the battery for a longer time like about 45-60 minutes. If this does not work remove battery at night and go to sleep. Wake up in morning and check your computer. Also do not forget to unplug the AC cord as well.

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My Toshiba satellite lap top will not boot. I'm on the Toshiba setup utility page. What's next?
 

A:Toshiba setup utility page.

When you say it wont boot, does it show no signs of life, does it crash, give you an error, or what?

can you boot into safe mode?
 

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I have never had to re-enter the settings and have not copied the current values. Is there an EASY way to have them available if the system crashes or some how they are lost? I could enter the utility, scroll down through the options and write them all down but .......!

I have a Dell XPS 8300 running Windows 7 Home premium.
 

A:Solved: System Setup Utility

Not real sure what your asking here; but if info on your system is it, this free program is one of the best.

http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html
To help us help you,please use the TSG System Info tool to let Tech's know the specs of your computer: http://static.techguy.org/download/SysInfo.exe Copy and paste the results here in your thread. You can use the TSG Info to fill in your computer information in your user profile as well.
 

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Hi all, I am new so please bear with me.

Just recently I tried to dual boot xp and fedora and was successful, but then realised that everything had slowed down quite a bit and my wife just wanted it all back to normal.

So I repaired the ms boot record with the recovery console and xp now boots directly from bios, but I now get the set up utility that gives me the option of booting xp or the setup utility for a new xp install. It won't just boot xp straight, and if I leave it it will go straight to the setup utility and I can either install xp again, repair it (which I have already done) or exit. If I exit then the next time I reboot it all happens again.

Please tell me how to get rid of the set up utility so I can go back to normal.

Thanks.
 

A:getting windows setup utility at startup

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hi every one :)

when my PC starts 2 tern on , I started getting this message:
"Alert! cover was previously removed. Strike the f1 key to continue, f2 to run the setup utility."
I googeled the alert message and followed a suggestion that  I change the bios setting:

BUT, I still get
"strike the f1 key to continue, f2 to run the setup utility".



plzzzz help 
i'm gonna cry :,(

A:strike the f1 key to continue f2 to run the setup utility :(

Hi jasmine1990,
Please tell me the model of your Dell desktop and your operating system.

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I need the "VAIO Action Setup Utility" for my sony vaio pcv-w30 . Anyone know how I can do this? I went to the sony drivers site, but nothing
 

A:Sony Vaio Action Setup Utility

You could try here
http://www.laptopdrivers.net/sony-vaio/
 

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Can Anyone help help help pls
I keep getting this error Strike F1 to reboot, F2 for setup utility error

I have tried : Replacing a New Cmos Battery
Switched HDD
Installed New Memory
Reset Bios by disconnecting the onboard jumper
Remove all connections to HDD, CD-Rom and all power cables

this is a dell dimension 4300s model
when the screen loads at the DELL LOGO there's strange funny letters and hearts.
Can anyone help me with this problem?
 

A:Strike F1 to reboot, F2 for setup utility error

Are you sure it is "Strike F1 to restart" and not Strike F1 to continue? You probably have very limited bios, but is there an option to select the boot drive? If so, this option may not be set right
 

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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 i need some help with this problem pls.

Dell Dimension 4300s

When i start up the computer i get this Strike F1 to reboot, F2 for setup utility error message. I press F1 and it restarted over again and it did the same thing again. I reseat the memory, plug out the cables and put them back in but it keeps saying the same thing. I also repair my windows cause it had errors on them. Also when i started it up i noticed like funny writing etc.like hearts, and letters before the message came up on the screen can this be caused by memory problem?
 

A:Strike F1 to reboot, F2 for setup utility error

When do you get the error?
On the POST screen, or in Windows itself?
 

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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 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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okay, guys I praying for help! This is my situation.

I own a HP Pavilion dv6-6c10us Laptop, AMD Quad-Core A6-3420M Accelerated Processor.

Something happen to the computer that required me to reinstall windows. I booted the cd/dvd from start go through the process of installation however once I get to the point in which is ask drive to install it on..there are no available drives although my harddrive is in the computer.

I've heard that in order to get pass this step I have to change my bios to IDE ...but in BIOS setting I see 0 SETTINGS TO change anything to anything...again I've heard this is a common problem when using insydeh20 setup utility.

Now again I can't boot up my computer because there is no OS on my hard drive. consider that. IS there any possible way I can either get to the required tab in bios or is there another way that I can resolve this problems..its been months and I still cant resolve this problem.

if I could update my bios..im sure this would help..either way..please help

A:Windows 7 installation:insydeh20 setup utility

I'm not sure I can help, but I can give you a suggestion. Boot from the DVD, at the first window, do not select your language, hold down the shift key and press F10, you will get a command prompt. Type diskpart and press enter. Wait for the window to respond diskpart, type list disk and press enter You should see every disk in your machine. That should tell you the disk is there and functioning. When finished type exit and press enter, it should take you back to X sources, type exit and press enter again and you should be back at the select your language screen. It should not matter if you are in IDE or AHCI, if you have a raid array, you may have to load the floppy F6 driver. Most of those options should be in your BIOS. Just sometimes they are in a submenu and pretty well hidden. You should be looking for sata controller or sata mode or something similar. Different brands call it different things, but they are all pretty close to what I said you should look for.

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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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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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