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Q: Press F1 to run SETUP

Today I boot my 1 year old computer this message appears:

"Please enter SETUP to recover BIOS setting

Press F1 to run SETUP"

I did the F1 thing, reloaded my OC profile and everything seems fine right now. Anyone knows why this happened? And above all: what are the chances of this happening again on my next cold boot? How to fix?

Operating System
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
Intel Core i5 2500K @ 3.30GHz 33 C
Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology
8,00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 666MHz (9-9-9-24)
ASUSTeK Computer INC. P8P67 (LGA1155) 28 C
E2250 ([email protected])
2048MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 (Gigabyte) 30 C
1024MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Elitegroup) 28 C
ForceWare version: 326.80
SLI Disabled
Hard Drives
932GB Seagate ST310005 24AS SCSI Disk Device (SATA) 25 C
Optical Drives
Realtek High Definition Audio
Operating System
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1

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Preferred Solution: Press F1 to run SETUP

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A: Press F1 to run SETUP

It could be possible your cmos battery is bad. Beings its a year old. I would think this would not be the case. But you never know how long the manufacter had the battery. Before installing the battery on your motherboard.
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I can't believe this is an unsolvable issue...
my Studio XPS1340 isn't that old...
and my battery was replaced by warranty a little over a year ago...
it was charging fine...then suddenly, when I rebooted, I got:

WARNING: The battery cannot be identified.This system will be unable to charge this battery.Press Any Key to ContinuePress <F2> 2 times to enter SETUPPress <F12> and Any Key to enter Boot Menu
Do I just need to replace the battery?

A:WARNING: The battery cannot be identified. This system will be unable to charge this battery. Press Any Key to Continue Press <F2> 2 times to enter SETUP Press <F12> and Any Key to enter Boot Menu

I apologize for the inconvenience caused to you. You can follow the steps below:
Drain the residual power of your computer and recaliberate the battery by following the steps below:

Power off your computer. 
Remove all the external peripherals  (printers, scanners or any other USB device) connected to your computer.
Please remove the AC adapter and battery of your computer. 
Press and hold the power button of your computer for 10-15 seconds to drain the residual power. 
Release the power button
Keep the battery out for atleast 2 - 3 hours.
Then insert the battery and charge it overnight with the system powered off.
Insert the battery in and connect the AC adaptor.
Then power on the computer and see if it works.

If the issue still persists, you can update the BIOS of the computer.
Note: Make sure the ac adapter is connected and the battery is charged 10% or above to update the BIOS. Also, disconnect all the external peripherals before updating the BIOS. All the programs should be closed and documents saved.

Click on the below link:
Click on “Download File”.
Select “For Single File Download via Browser”.
Click on “Download Now”.
Save the BIOS on your desktop.
Once the BIOS is downloaded on the desktop, right click on it and select “Run as administrator”.
Follow the prompts on screen and restart your computer.

 Please reply with the findings.
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When i conect the system back and re started i got this full screen message i was not guetting before during the start up.

BIOs on startup - press DEL to run setup, press Tab to view post whit the Full screen logo PK5-SE...

I have this system for 3 years and never have that start up screen LIKE THIS BEFORE before.I do not know why it is like that now.

I want to Dsiable DEL message, Disabled ForceBIOS and Disabled Full screen logo and get back to what it use to be before.

If somebody know about this please advise.

Thank you

A:BIOs on startup - press DEL to run setup, press Tab to view post

You may need a new battery for the CMOS.
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When the computer starts up it says 'press DEL to run setup, press TAB to view POST'. Second half may be incorrect.

This was caused by my brother trying to reset the bios to its defaults. He was fiddling with it trying to make something work and wanted to undo his actions.

I am pretty sure that this can be fixed in the Boot Settings Configuration but I wanted confirmation before doing anything.

There is a settings called. Hit 'DEL' Message Display - This is set to enabled. Am I right in thinking I can disable this and the computer will run the post screen and boot?

There is another option called

AddON ROM Display Mode set to Force BIOS. I don't know what this is or if it is important.

I don't want to mess anything up or loose access to BIOS without the system booting so advice is much appreciated.

A:BIOs on startup - press DEL to run setup, press Tab to view post


Dsiable DEL message, Disabled ForceBIOS and Disabled Full screen logo.
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A:Keyboard not found - Press F1 to skip or press Del to enter setup

Sorry to do so, but this post requires a bump.
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Have you tried launching it in "Safe Mode"? That would be the first thing I would try, and see if it will load past that screen. If it does, then there is probably something installed on the device that is causing the problem and you will need to see about uninstalling it.

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thanks a ton in advance

A:Press TAB to show POST or DEL for SETUP

what happens if you press DEL key does it go into the setup screens ?

any beeps when it boots up at all

make and model of the PC

anything else connected to the PC - in the USBs etc
Take everything off that's connected apart from mouse and keyboard
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Sounds like your MBR may be damaged, have a look at this tutorial.
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A:Froze at the BIOS screen the one that says press del for setup or tab for post.

Check all the leads are connected firmly from the power supply to the motherboard, drives, etc. and the IDE cables. Then remove the CMOS battery for 20 minutes, replace it and reboot.

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A:strike f1 to retry boot, f2 for setup utility, press f5 to run diagnos

Quote: Originally Posted by abhinani24

my client get this msg everytime when i shutdown my laptop directly on power button .

Not yet performed diagnostics or changed the bios settings for now.

what are the best options to fix this ?

its a dell xps - Windows Vista OS

for now removed threats using hitman pro

waiting for your suggestions.

thanks in advance .

Hi abhinani24,

Is this the complete error message that you receive. If possible kindly provide us with the complete error message that you receive.

Also, please set the system hard-drive as the first boot device to ensure it boots without any issues.

Please update your system details here and if you need help then follow this.
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If laptop, remove and reseat the drive and make sure it seats correctly.
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System manufacturer and model?

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A:press f1 to reboot problem



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Duplicate post.

Thread closed.

This appears to not be a malware issue.

See this thread for your issue:
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A:Non-system disk, press any key

Go to your device manager (control panel/system/device mgr) and see if there are any yellow exclamation marks or red question marks in the cd/dvd drives. If so, click on troubleshooter.

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The website can be uploaded with any ftp program surely?

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Are you sure it is the quotes and not the umlaut? The double quotes are above the "2" key on all keyboards I have ever seen.

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Hi, You can change the default action as follows. Shut down the notebook.  Tap away at the esc key as you start the notebook to enter the Start-up Menu.  Select the Bios option ( f10 ), then make the change shown in the document on the following link. Regards, DP-K
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Thanks for your help!

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Quote: Originally Posted by alsnoid

Is there some software that does a key press every couple of minutes to indicate to Windows 7 you are using the system even when you step away from the machine for a few minutes? Windows 7 shuts down after a few minutes if I step away and of course whatever I was doing for the hours before that is lost.

Thanks for your help!

Um, why not just increase the time before shutdown??

Does it BSOD, or just shut down normally?