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Computer frozen at the screen "press delete to enter bios" and my keyboard wont work

Q: Computer frozen at the screen "press delete to enter bios" and my keyboard wont work

my pc is acting up, it has been working fine for over a year now. i have an asus a8n5x mb amd x2 4200+ an ATI x1900xtx 3 GB RAM and a Raptor hard drive. when i went to turn on my computer a couple days ago i turned it on and it is like frozen at the screen "press delete to enter bios" and my keyboard wont work . its like the keys i hit dont have any effect.

please help asap
pwnage_07 thanks

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A: Computer frozen at the screen "press delete to enter bios" and my keyboard wont work

do you have a USB keyboard or a PS/2 one?

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My brother game me a lenova computer. Vista operating system, and some free antivirus software.

I got a message from Security Essentials that I didn't like, and since I assumed it was just an antivirus program, I deleted it and installed Panda.

Then I got a message saying Activate Windows. It would go away after a few seconds, so I never clicked on it. Besides, Windows was working just fine.

Just put the computer to sleep, tried to wake it up, it wouldn't wake up.

Did a hard restart.

Now, the screen comes up with the message, To interupt normal post, press enter. I press enter, nothing happens.

The little green light that should flicker to indicate hard drive is churning away does not flicker.

I put in the System Restore disk, and hit F12, and now it gives me the "To interrupt normal ost, press enter.
Below that, the Entering boot menu

Finally after about 5 minutes the boot menu came up and I was able to boot it using the system recovery disk.

I'm used to a Mac reboot where it will just start up and show me the hard drive etc.

But what this boot disc wants to do is reinstall Windows entirely, which I don't want to do.

Is that my only option?

Thanks for any help.

(And yes, I'm a newbie and should not have been messing with things I know nothing about!)

A:Monitor frozen on "To interrupt normal post, press enter"

And I see this message finally showed up. I'd posted it about 10 minutes ago, it never showed up, and in that time the computer had finally booted up of its own accord and it's now back to normal.

But for how long?

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A:Game crashing right after "Press [Enter] to Play" Screen

Could you copy/paste the code you have using code tags please.

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When we press s on keyboard we get snip and sketch tool and i cant type letter s which is very annoying,
please let me know how can i disable this ? already i have uninstalled still problem persists

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I broke one of the "feet" on my old E-Machines PS/2 keyboard I have used for years and like. I also use one at work that's pretty close to the same layout. I am looking everywhere for a keyboard with a large "enter" and "backspace" I can't find one. I don't care if it's USB or PS/2 but hate the "flat" type that ship with computers these days you look at the key to hard and it presses. I have HUGE hands and like the "old style" keyboard that you have to press pretty hard on the keys (like an actual spring under them) Do any of you know of a specialty keyboard shop or somewhere else with a big selection? I have looked all over the internet on the "major" places. (i.e. Newegg, TigerDirect, BestBuy, Wal-Mart, etc...)

If anyone knows of a place that has "old style" keyboards please let me know. I may have to settle but for such a small purchase that I use so much, I'd like to get what I want and I can't be the only one with massive hands having these same issues. The world isn't made for us big guys.

A:Keyboard large "Enter and Backspace" and "stiff" keys

Actually, PS2 is still in vogue on on most motherboards, and most local computer repair shops sell older KBs - maybe for more than they are worth, but they do.

I have an older KB that is PS/2 - I'll make a pic and post it if you want it.

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i cannot do anything with my input devices , ive tried some troubleshooting steps but wont still work. please i need help..

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So today my computer was turned on and said the above and not do anything but sometimes it would get on to chrome and shortly there after freeze.

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I have a problem. There are some pages I would like to post on the net but the problem is that the pages go on forever to the right off the screen when I save them from notepad. I can use word and it works fine but it puts so much extra juuuuuunkkk!!!!!! in my pages!!!!

Does anyone know of a program that will give me the ability to set boundaries or margins that when reached instead of wrapping around it will edit the document and press enter instead?

A:Program to automatically "press enter" at specified location for display on web

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This error happens every time I try to boot my PC.

First sign of something going wrong was the wireless internet not connecting to any network, after rigorously scanning fr viruses there was a trojan my anti-virus software could not get rid of. Occasionally, my system starts up if I'm lucky, but having this problem I have left my PC off for quite some time, came back to it today and it turned on fine although being very slow. Also, when the computer starts it makes a little beep noise but being on the desktop it kept repeating the noise over and over as if it was stuck in a loop, then after around 5 minutes the blue screen error message came up, after this it just keeps displaying the disc boot failure message.

I have no idea how to fix this as I am no computer boffin, any help would be highly appreciated!

Thanks, Sam.

p.s im using a different computer to the one im trying to fix if this isnt already obvious

A:"Disk boot failure, insert system disc and press Enter"

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I have given my 40GB ATA HDD to my friend to fetch some movies he has got in his 160GB SATA HDD. He configured my HDD as secondary master and copied all the movies to mine. Later he removed my HDD and rebooted the system to find that his HDD isn't booting up. He says that his HDD isn't being detected in the BIOS. The well known error message "No bootable device found. Insert system disk and press Enter" appears every time he tries to boot his system. What can the solution other than formatting?? ( Formatting isn't favourable as there is critical data in the HDD).
Please help me..

A:"No bootable device found. Insert system disk and press Enter"

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I just reinstalled Win10. Before doing so I could go directly to my password screen, without the previous window thanks to a tweak, and when I keyed in my password it would open automatically without having to press the "Enter" key. Now I must do so. Can anyone remind me how to do so please. My search has only found how to not have the first screen mentioned above but not the password part.
Thank you

A:How to not to press "enter" after password when booting in/powering on

If you decide to use a PIN instead of a password you will find the there is no need for the enter key.

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i get this message when i turn my computer on. what should i do?

A:"press tab to post del to enter setup"

Take it to a repair shop...

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AMD Phenom 9850 Black
4gb PC6400 ddr 800
ATI Visiontek 3870 512mb
500gb western digital HD
700w OCZ Game X StreM PSU
Windows Vista Home Premium 64

I started witha a barebones system and built it up from there. I worked perfectly for 3 weeks. I was playing WoW and I kept getting so memory errors and had to restart the game. Other than that the system worked perfectly untill a few days later, it simply wont boot. All of the fans are working except the one on the video card. The optical drive is lite up but it will not open. I dont not get any beeps. Here is what I tried thus far.

First I reset the CMOS by jumpers and battery removal.
2. I replaced the motherboard (still did not work)
3. Replaced the old 600w psu with the one mentioned above (still did not work
4. Replaced the video card (still did not work)
5. Replaced the memory (still did not work)

I have re- set the cpu with some OCZ thermal paste (still did not work)

I have tried to work forwards and backwards from barebones to complete and still nothing.

I do not have an onboard video option.

I had spent a decent amount of money on this system and just to have it diagnosed will cost $100 so I hope someone can help me out.

A:PC wont boot to BIOS, just a "no input" screen

I had something like "no input" , the last time i short-circuited my Mobo. Are you sure your mobo supports the rams ( You should check for the compatibility of your board on the net, because as far as i know not all rams are supported by a particular board. if you can get us what kind of mobo you are operating maybe we could be of help.

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upon starting my computer,the screen says "wgmiu is compressed, press ctrl, alt., delete" acreen blinks and then goes right back to wgmiu is compressed, wont go any farther...any ideas? Thanks.

A:"wgmiu is compressed, press ctrl, alt., delete" message

Quote: Originally Posted by h2ounderground

upon starting my computer,the screen says "wgmiu is compressed, press ctrl, alt., delete" acreen blinks and then goes right back to wgmiu is compressed, wont go any farther...any ideas? Thanks.

Hi h2ounderground , welcome to the forums , i have a feeling you;ve been infected with a virus i did a search for "wgmiu" and the only legible result was the post you made on Microsoft answers , i will have to pass this one over to the security experts of the forum

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When I am using my computer, I will occasionally need to delete things, so I simply press the "Delete" button on the file. Unfortunately, that doesn't seem to work so well anymore, as about 1/10 times it restarts explorer.exe and all of my explorer windows are gone. It does not display an error message before or after as a popup. If I right click and say delete, it does not restart (but rarely, it will restart explorer.exe if I simply right click). In Event Viewer, each incident comes up as Event 1002, the source as Winlogon, and the type as Information. The Event says:


The shell stopped unexpectedly and Explorer.exe was restarted.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

This problem has not come up until last night, and the only thing I have installed in the last few days was Bioshock (it was previously installed on the system and I did not have this problem, so I assume it has nothing to do with it).

What should I do to fix it? My system specs are on the side.
Thanks for any help!

A:[SOLVED] Explorer.exe sometimes restarts when I press the "Delete" button

Hello and Welcome to TSF,

What antivirus program and antispyware program are you using?

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Dear All,
I have a problem about the Windows 7 Professional with 64Bit. When doing "delete, rename and copy" from desktop, need to press F5 to refresh the icon.
I should be grateful if you could help to solve this problem.
Best Regards,

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I have had some problems with my computer today.

It started when I typed in a web address and hit the enter key and nothing happened. I think tried to click "go" and nothing happened.

However, if I have a link within the window or use my favorites, it works.

Also, I opened "My Computer" and the flashlight just searches for a while to find nothing.

I dont know if the problems are related or what.

Any Help?


A:"Go" On Tollbar Wont Work and My Computer Folder Empty

Here is my hijack results:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:09:39 PM, on 10/9/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Fiberlink\Extend360\WENGINE\wmonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\OfficeScan Client\ntrtscan.exe
C:\Program Files\Fiberlink\Extend360\ServiceMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\OfficeScan Client\tmlisten.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\OfficeScan Client\pccntmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\DVDLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\HidFind.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apntex.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Fil... Read more

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Ok first off I want to say I've searched and searched and searched to no avail in trying to find a solution to this I've come to the conclusion it's software and not hardware based. Let me start from the top.

I've had an older computer (HP Pavilion a408x) out of commission for a while due to a 'sploded psu. I finally get around to ordering one, install it and everything is good. I bring it back to my office and hook it up to the internet and as expected there's updates. So I up date it and after the updates are installed the computer restarts automatically (weird yes) and as it's coming back on it detects errors and runs CHKDSK. So I let it run and it gets to part 2 of 3. At this point in time my partner is really needing to print sometime and all computers print through this computer. So after about 45 minutes CHKDSK is still on part 2 at only 15%. So I'm like "screw it" and manually shut down and restart. It's at this point I get a "primary master hard disk failure" at the boot screen. Letting start up continue I get a "Stop : c000021 unknown hard error \systemroot \system 32 \ntdll.dll" At this point I realize something is delectably wrong.

Found this thread, which didn't help much. At some point the c000021 error stops and I start getting "disk boot failure insert system disk and press enter" and I found this thread, which didn't help much either. I have also been searching other sites as well.

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A:Hard Drive not found "disk boot failure insert system disk and press enter"

Anything would be super helpful, even if it's bad news. I just need to know if I can get this remedied or not.

Another thing I noticed is that the HDD activity light on the front of the computer does not blink or show any activity.


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Ok, I built a PC a month ago and everything seemed find no problems of any sort. The other night I defragmented my hard drive and shut it down and turned it on today to a memory test and the message "Disk Boot Failure, Insert system Disk and press enter"

The computer has access to the XP pro w/ sp2 disk only as a boot device but it will not recognize it now.

I have set Cd-rom as 1st for boot sequence then hard drive I have no floppy drive and the bios has been configured to know that.

I am not sure if this means anything but in the bios the IDE Channel 0 Master says none and when I try to turn on auto detection it wont detect a hard drive.

The HDD is fully connected and has not been touched since I installed it a month ago.

I have this awful feeling that I fried the HDD when I defragmented it last night.

Any help would be very much appreciated. But please be simple this is my first build and my knowledge at this sort of thing is very very sketchy at best.

A:Error message "Disk Boot Failure, Insert system Disk and press enter" on first build

The first thing to do would be to get a new data cable for the herd drive and see if that fixes it, they are nice and cheap nowadays.

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I just built this new computer (everything new) but when I start it up it gives me this message, and I cannot open my disc (probably not recognised?). Please help resolve this.
Btw. no operation system installed or so.

my computer:
CPU: intel i7 920
Motherboard: gigabyte GA-ex58-ud5
Sata-II hdd
+ cd writer is SATA as well

Could it be that I need to update my bios somehow? I highly doubt it's the hardware as it's all new

A:"disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter" But CD-drive won't open

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I had a fresh install of 7 and everything was working fine.
All of a sudden it starts randomly freezing and programs start responding.
I got KERNAL_PAGING_ERROR BSODs etc. and got a new disk, thinking it was that.
After cloning the new disk which didn't work, and produced loads of errors on chkdsk, I decided to do a clean install of 7.

I still keep getting "Disk boot error, insert system disk and press enter", and when it does boot, it freezes all the time and every time I click the start button, it basically crashed and is messed up.

Tried new SATA cable and ports. Any ideas?

A:Windows 7 freezing, "Disk boot error, insert system disk and press enter"

BIOS settings or Motherboard issues?

Have you checked with the manufacturer website for the Motherboard that you have the Windows 7 drivers?

Is your Windows 7 DVD a retail copy...or the pre release BETA....or dodgy(in which case problems might lie there)

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I recently bought a computer and it had Windows Vista Home Premium,
but something happened and it won't start.
Everytime i try turning it on, it says "Please Insert Installation Disc and click "Repair My Computer".
I don't have the installation disc, i'm planning on buying one BUT
i plan on buying the Home Basic one.
Is there going to be a problem with that?
Will it work?

A:My computer wont work, i need "installation" disc.

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Hello everyone, been lurking for a while, but first time posting because I could use some help. I tried looking through other threads, but nothing seemed to help. I was downloading a game off of Steam, and my family computer just crashed. It apparently restarted itself, and presented that disk boot error message. Tried restarting again using ctrl+alt+del, and same situation occurs. I go into the BIOS screen, and try to use the auto detect to identify the drive, but it is not identified. All of the cables are working correctly, as I plugged a different drive into them and that drive booted fine. Btw, the hard drive is a western digital 5000AAKS.

I'm running an AMD Athlon 64 Processor 3800+, 2412 MHz, 2 gb of ram, Windows Vista Home Basic. Its a Compaq SR5110NX. I'm not overclocking it or anything, just downloading a game, and then this happened. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Another "disk boot failure insert system disk and press enter" thread

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just like the title says my HD crashed and i could not boot on the computer i put in a new HD and tried to boot it would not work. i would see the HP screen but then i would get the error. it is a 810a model and help would be extremely appreciated. and if you really know you can email me at <email removed>

A:Installed new HD now getting "disk boot error inset system disk & press enter"

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Hi there,

Well, the message I get it pronounced above in the title. I know a little bit about computers, but I don't know how to get into DOS, BIOS, etc when I don't have a start menu to do so. I read some other threads and they seemed to have useful information, but I would need further explanation. Also - I hooked my HD into another computer to see if it would work, it did, booted up, everything. Also, when I went into Boot Setup or something - blue screen and the only thing I could do when hooked into my computer - it doesn't show any options for booting - it says select from the list - but how do I do that when there's nothing in the list? Oh please do help me as this computer is my main source for writing.


A:Problem: "Disk Boot Failurs, Insert System Disk and Press Enter"

If you're running a HP what it's asking for is your System Restore Disk. Meaning the HP OS that came with your system. Finding Bios in HP are generally simultaneously with Start button on casing F1 or F11. If neither key works then try F2 and or the Delete button. Making sure each key is pushed as you boot up.
Once your in Bios use the arrow keys to scroll up and down your bios - the enter key once on the various listing in menu until you find your boot sequence listings. In general plus and minus are used to change the sequence. CDrom HD and floppy is the correct setting. But with your Restore Disk from HP it might not even require all that.
Pop it is and Boot up and see if it works. Then try the Bios sequence if you can get there, the F10 to save and enter making sure your CD with the OS is in your CDRom when you do.
Let us know as things go...Jazz
Sounds like you've either lost your OS or you've lost your HD.

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Pretty much what happened is that my powersupply got messed up one day and just turned off my computer and I couldn't boot it back up. I ordered a new PSU and I installed it but now when I boot my computer I'm getting "Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter". I've tried putting in the installation disc and using the recovery options but my OS isn't listed/found and if I click load drivers I can clearly see both of my hard drives. I have already checked boot options as well. I was also using GRUB before this all happened as well because I installed ubuntu as a dualboot. Any help would be greatly appreciated

A:"Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter"

Boot the free PW bootable disc - ( make sure NUM LOCK is on when it asks about screen resolution, then press 1, then Enter)

See what it says.

Free Download Partition Wizard

I assume both HD's are recognized by BIOS?

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System disk needed to access IBM 486 SLC2-V1/387;
66 mhz cpu clock; 640k base memory;7296k extended
memory; 5.25 & 3.5 disk system.

A:"Disk boot failure. Insert system disk and press enter."

Welcome to TSG

Which version of Windows are you using (win95)? Always make sure there is no floppy accidently left in the drive. Did this message just start one day or did it begin after some problem you had?

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I'm currently running on a m2n32-SLI Deluxe WIFI edition with a 320GB maxtor harddrive. Previously, I had my set up like this: One SATA from maxtor to the mobo, one IDE cable with my cd drive, as master, and my old HD(30 GB w/ my documents) as slave. It was running fine with Vista on the maxtor. However, I wanted to remove the old HD and place a new CD-drive in. I did so, and I received the above error message.

I took out the the new CD-drive and switched back to my old connection, and it worked great.

Then, I had the 320 GB connected, and the old cd-drive to the IDE. I get the error message. I've tried every single possible combination of jumper settings and replaced the IDE cables.

What do I need to do to get this to work, before I throw my computer out the window?

A:"Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk And Press Enter"

Windows has detected the change as an attempt at piracy. You will now have to reinstall Windows in repair mode, then talk to Microsoft over the phone to get it re-established.
This is common with OEM versions of Windows. Windows will detect any change in the hardware, other than memory, as a possible attempt to bypass the Windows Install parameters... it thinks the computer has been changed.
You might want to do a thorough search of the www.microsoft.com knowlege base.

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Disk Boot Failure. Insert System Disk And Press Enter

Hi i have a self built Quad Phenom 9850 XP Home ed PC that wont boot, i will say now i am very much a newbie to this so sorry in advance.

When i turn it on there is a very long wait at the set-up screen (an s-series gigabyte M750SLI-DS4 board ) and when it gets to boot screen it builds the DMI pool, tell me there is a data change and to update new data to DMI! and then goes to boot, only giving me this instead "DISK BOOT FAILURE. INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER"

I have not yet managed to get the computer working, the thing that gets to me the most is that less than 12 hours ago i was sat on the computer with it working fine and no errors..

AMD Phenom 9850 2.5GHZ
Gigabyte S-series M750SLI-DS4 board

There is alot to loose on this computer so i am very much hoping this wont be the case, Thank you in advance.


A:Disk Boot Failure. "Insert System Disk And Press Enter"

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New build computer, spec is as follows;

Biostar GF 7050-M2 Motherboard
AMD Athlon 64 4400 Processor
1 IDE 250GB Maxtor HD
1 IDE 200GB Maxtor HD
1 SATA Samsung 20x Dual Layer DVD-RW

Now I have assembled everything to the best of my knowledge correctly, I can boot the computer to BIOS without any problm whatsoever.

The problem is when I either try to load the motherboard driver disc, or my Windows XP disc I get this message;

"Disk boot failure, Insert system disk and press enter",
I have tried setting my disc drive to first boot device, I have even unplugged my two HDs as well, but to no avail.

My last hope is my USB flash drive, onto which I have copied the software from my motherboard driver disc.

Dores anyone have any suggestions as to how I fix this?, I will be very grateful to anyon that can give me some form of help,


A:"Disk boot failure, Insert system disk and press enter"

Is there an OS already installed on the drive you are trying to boot from?

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My cousin recently made me a computer and he sent it all the way here from the United States. I was eager to try it out and hooked it up to my monitor, mouse, keyboard, etc. I did not plug in any additional USB devices.

When I boot up the computer it gives me "DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER".

I couldn't get past this (I don't have the Windows XP disk), and so I restarted the computer and pressed 'Del' to get into the (I think it's called BIOS menu? Not sure, the blue screen thing), I looked at the boot up priorities and moved Hard Disk to one priority level above Disk boot, however this made no difference.

I am good with the computers but not when it comes to hardware and things like this. So PLEASE if you use a term I may be unfamiliar with please explain what it is. I am very frustrated and disappointed that this does not work.

Thank you very much,


A:"Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter"

Welcome to TSG!!

I'm guessing that, perhaps, a cable has come loose during shipping. Open the computer's case and look around. Usually the hard drive is mounted toward the front of the system. It's a device about 3.5" wide by 5" long and about an inch thick. There should be two cables plugged into the back end, one of which comes from the power supply, the other should be plugged into the motherboard.

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Hello there

So I'm experiencing strange BitLocker behaviour. I have this PC at work. Clean Windows 8 x64 installation, 3 HDD (AHCI), no SSD.

After I set up BitLocker to encrypt "C" partition, it gave me pop-up window, that I should restart PC to test the BitLocker loader. So I clicked Yes. And after few seconds I got this:

JPG IMAGE - http://www.eightforums.com/attachments/f1/f2/22871d1370880908t-very-strange-bitlocker-enter-password-startup-screen-5jkippr.jpg

Mind, I'm still ABLE TO type password (i can't see sh** though), after I hit enter Windows IS booting, but it's really weird to see above picture instead of:

My GFX is OK, I tested it with games, benchmarks etc.
BitLocker simply cannot, for whatever reason, use my video card properly and displays those weird lines. After all - it hasn't loaded the whole Windows yet. Than again, it IS a bit strange, as Windows installers tend to work fine.

Any thoughts people?

Kind Regards


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I am currently unable to start one of my desktop machines.

Although a working keyboard is connected, the error message "Keyboard Error. Press F1 to resume" is displayed on startup. Pressing F1 starts the XP Pro splash screen but startup does not complete- it simply returns to the error message. I have tried starting in safe mode but same story.

This error occurs even when starting with no keyboard connected.

Background info - old machine - AMD Athlon 600MhZ, 192MB. No recent changes to hardware build. Recently this same machine has been displaying the message "ATAPI Incompatable; Press F1 to Resume" on startup- in which case pressing F1 solved problem.

Do you think my hardware is failing? Any suggestions please???

A:"Keyboard Error: Press F1 to resume"

Keyboard controller on the motherboard could be defective. If it is defective you meed a new motherboard. Can you access the BIOS once the keyboard is plugged in?

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I am having the most peculiar issue.
My computer responds just fine to my PS2 keyboard durring the Post as well as BIOS. But as soon as I try to install windows and the "press any key to boot from CD" dialog comes up my computer refuses to respond to keyboard commands (the 3 periods appear and it states that it can not boot).

I tried multiple Keyboards all the same issue.

You help is so much appreciated,
- Erik

A:"Press any key to boot from CD" does not respond to Keyboard

Create boot disks, floppies. Thats how I get around issues like that, with
xp, and 2000. Takes six floppy discs.

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I'm new to the forum and somewhat familiar with computers (enough to get into the BIOS, wipe a hard drive & set up Windows, those types of things).

I have a Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop that was left on a fleece sweater for 3 hours last night. Needless to say, it overheated and has been giving me the error message "no operating system found" ever since.

I was running Vista home basic (32), so I tried booting from my recovery disk, but no operating systems were found. When I went into drive options through the recovery disk, only the d: drive is listed.

I went into BIOS and a hard drive is listed, however, I can't cursor through the BIOS. I can only move between time and date on the main screen, unless I hit the left/right arrows about 50 times, causing the cursor to eventually (erratically) move to another screen. Of course, I have very little control over where I'm going.

I work as a freelance writer and while there are no pictures, music, etc. that need saving, there is a pile of articles (hopefully) trapped on there somewhere that are all in progress. I'd rather pull a tooth out than attempt to rewrite them all.

I found a few forum problems that were similar to mine, but none with the freezing BIOS problem.

Help (and please be gentle with the techie-nese).

Thanks, Jayne

A:Solved: No hard drive detected, BIOS "frozen"

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Can anyone help? I work for a non profit Cemetery and I was trying to update the BIOS on our Inspiron 3647 and now it is frozen on Sending the update image to FW for verification: [ 13% ] (under the Checking firmware parameters heading). Our resources are limited and the computer is no longer under warranty. We have had Dell computers for decades and found them to be very reliable and by the time we replace them, they have usually provided over a decade of service to us. This is the first technical issue we have ever had (not bad eh? thank you Dell). I don’t want to do the wrong thing and thought I would ask the people in the Community that know much more than I do. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank You for your help

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I have an HP Pavilion Desktop system here. Someone installed an off-the-shelf Windows XP Pro Upgrade which destroyed access to the System Recovery in Windows and the one that is supposed to work by pressing F10.

Pressing F10 now does nothing.

All HP offers is to ship us new recovery disks; but, it needs to be up and running on Wednesday (June 3, 2009).

I had this same problem with a Dell recently and I found a third-party boot sector fix for it; but, I cannot find a similar fix for the HP.

Anyone know where I might find something that will allow me access to the System Recovery partition?

A:"Press F10 for System Recovery" does not work

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I have a Dell OptiPlex GX110 that produces the message "F1 to retry, F2 to Enter Setup" every few boots intermittently. I looked up a few websites and they said that the BIOS battery may have died.

I replaced the battery CR2032 with a new battery and thought that all was going well until on about the tenth boot (a cold boot), the dreaded "F1 to retry, F2 to Enter Setup" message came up again.

I've ruled out the battery so what am I looked at replacing the BIOS chip or the board or what. I only have BIOS version A05, will upgrading to A09 help - I dont see how it should.
There have been no hardware changes at all by the way.


A:Dell OptiPlex GX110 "F1 to retry, F2 to Enter Setup" after new BIOS battery install.

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I am trying to rebuild by search index because my computer won't let me arrange items using the "Arrange By" option... However, when I try and load my indexing options to rebuild the index it will sit there and say "Waiting to receive indexing status". If I click the "Advanced" button it will freeze... I also receive an icon and loading display problem SEE PIC#1. Also when I click on "My Computer" it sometimes will sit there searching and it won't load. SEE PIC#2

I have tried the following:
1. Restarting the "Windows Search" service multiple times at different boots.
2. Deleting the files contained in the folder "C:\Windows\System32\config\TxR\". http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2484025
3. Stopping the "Windows Search" service then I opened up "regedit". I went to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsSearch, SetupCompletedSuccessfully" I changed the value from a 0 to a 1. Then I rebooted my PC. I then went back to the same key and changed it back to a 0 and rebooted my PC again.
4. Turning the "indexing service" on and off from the "Turn Windows Features on or off" menu.
5. Microsoft Fixit Indexing Troubleshooter
6. Sfc /scannow
7. Tried this hotfix http://support.microsoft.com/kb/977380
8. Tried another user account and creating a new user account
9. Tried resetting folder view to "defaults" http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/15692-... Read more

A:"My Computer" won't load, Disappearing Icons, & "Arrange By" option won't work. Help?

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I am having Problem with my Dell Inspiron Window 7 Home Premium
so today i turned on my computer, i tryed to login but it didnt work
i do not have a password for my computer
i just pressed enter and after i pressed enter
The "Welcome" screen came up and it did not login
It just kept loading and the Welcome screen did not go away
so can someone please help me as soon as possible
In the picture it says ultimate
But it actually is Home Premium

A:Computer Wont Pass The "Welcome" screen

it also says vista. so are you running (7 or vista)?
did you try to start it in safemode?


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i've been relying on going to "internet options","general" and "delete" then ticking all the boxes on that page..i found out that by doing this,my temporary internet file swere NOT being deleted.is this a vista problem? my pc came to a complete sludge of a slow down today and i found that my internet files folder had files going back a year that hadn't been deleted as i've been relying on ticking those boxes..i had tons and tons of and tons of files.i'm wondering if this is the norm and also is it possible that other files are not being deleted when using that method? if so,then i probably have folders that are totally loaded with trash.

A:Solved: Had to delete temp internet files by "view files" ,"select all" ,"delete"

Have you ever unticked Preserve Favorites website data?

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I'm trying to reformat the hard drive on our 2nd computer, and I have properly changed (and saved) the BIOS settings for Boot priority to "CD/DVD". In fact, I disabled all other choices for 2nd and 3rd priorities, etc. All the tech support/instruction articles I've found tell me I've succeeded here if I get the line "Press any key to boot from CD", which I have. However, when I press a key, in a moment it starts Windows up just like always, instead of giving me the blue screen.

The CD seems fine. I checked it from within windows, and the computer reads it correctly, and when I click on Setup, it brings up the menu of installation options, just like I want it to from the blue screen. Its just that I can't get to that point after the "Press any key..." part in the boot process.

What am I missing here?



A:"Press any key to boot from CD" then still goes to Windows instead of blue screen..??

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i want to move the press Ctrl+Alt+Del to log on to little above or down below so that i can view my background image nicely.
"currently it is located in the center" i want the writing to be on top or down
thanks in advance.

A:How do I move " press Ctrl+Alt+Del to log on " in login screen

im having a dell pc. and i dont think it will have any settings in the bios related to what i want.

attached 2 pictures, one is the original and the other one is the way i want

thank you

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Hello everyone,

Thanks for taking time to look at my thread. I forgot to turn my computer off last night at work and I came back to it this morning with a blue screen that says "Spyware Infection", so I ran Ad-aware and Microsoft Antispyware and between the both of them they caught lots of spyware. I've deleted them but the blue screen is still there. Another thing, when I click on IE shortcut I'm brought to a blue screen telling me that "my information is vulnerable..." and I have three links at the bottom of the screen and they all take me to the same website: spysheriff.com. I found a txt document in my local folder with spysheriff's site on it. So I'm stuck with this screen; I can't change the background image, and when I try to change the desktop image the default pictures are grayed out, please help with desktop image restoration and spyware removal. I'm not a computer buff but I can manage, the IT dept here sucks, so please help me!!! It would be greatly appreciated! Thank you in advance.


A:Solved: Blue "Spyware Infection" screen frozen on my desktop

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I have this EXACT same problem...word for word.

I reinstalled Windows XP (service pack 1) on my E-Machines AMD desktop... WHen I get to the part that says "What's your computer's name?" no matter what I do...press skip...enter my name, not enter my name....as soon as you press Next or Skip it freezes up. I have waited for hours for it to unfreeze but no luck.

To get back to this screen I have had to hold the power button down and restart which is unheard of during the initial installation. Just to make sure it wasnt a one-time thing, I have tried reinstalling Windows from scratch over 4 times now. (Ive been at this all day) with no luck.

A:[SOLVED] Screen frozen on &quot;Whats your computers name&quot;

Welcome to TSF....

The windows install disk is it the correct legal install disk for the eMachines computer?

Did you do a format along with the install process?

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hi all. i have a compag white internet keyboard, older model, and it works fine in bios and any other time, but when trying to hit F8 to enter the windows startup options it doesnt work. ive tried enabling usb legacy device support in bios but it didnt seem to help. this keyboard doesnt need drivers to work, so i dont think its that. and my old keyboard could do it. any ideas??

A:Usb Keyboard Can Not Enter Safe Mode (keyboard Wont Work)

Use a PS/2 keyboard instead.

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