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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
CPU
Intel Core i5 2500K @ 3.30GHz 33 C
Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology
RAM
8,00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 666MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard
ASUSTeK Computer INC. P8P67 (LGA1155) 28 C
Graphics
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
HL-DT-ST BDDVDRW UH12LS29 SCSI CdRom Device
Audio
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.

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/press-f1-to-run-setup.196470/
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Hello DELL COMMUNITY,
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

Hi,
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: http://dell.to/Th8z4k
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.

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/t/19477614
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After remove the dust in my tower, during clean up i have start the system whitout monitor screen and shutdonw 2 or 3 time.

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.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/303343/bios-on-startup-press-del-to-run-setup-press-tab-to-view-post/
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Hello,

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

Solved.

Dsiable DEL message, Disabled ForceBIOS and Disabled Full screen logo.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/bios-on-startup-press-del-to-run-setup-press-tab-to-view-post.890094/
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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.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/keyboard-not-found-press-f1-to-skip-or-press-del-to-enter-setup.870918/
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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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startup error while switched on the system it display error message
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with white screen and reboots within 3 or 4 seconds incessantly i could not able to make out what was the problem either hardware or software, according to others suggestions from different forums i tried by replacing RAM and keyboard but it was not worked for me.

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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waiting for your suggestions.


thanks in advance .

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.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/299628-strike-f1-retry-boot-f2-setup-utility-press-f5-run-diagnos.html
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How did you manage a direct download from MSDN of XP?
 

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A:router setup - no prob...how to setup the windows ctrl pnl

not sure the issue. but posting the result of the ipconfig /all on both computer may help.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/router-setup-no-prob-how-to-setup-the-windows-ctrl-pnl.383611/
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According to the Troubleshooting Guide, you can restore to factory new state:






Quote:
Press the F11 key at startup to boot into the recovery partition
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http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/365283-power-disrupted-during-setup-now-unable-setup.html
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http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/win-xp-setup-will-not-enter-gui-mode-setup-426558.html
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hi.
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A:error:setup can not find setup.exe

You should purchase a legal copy of Office
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/error-setup-can-not-find-setup-exe.763894/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/re-cdrom-setup-win98-setup.175714/
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A:avast setup.exe won't stop trying to setup!

Generally speaking, all of the anti virus programs have uninstall tools that you have to use to get rid of them completely. So you might want to go to the Avast website.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/216711/avast-setupexe-wont-stop-trying-to-setup/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/incomplete-setup-after-setup-error.580992/
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A:"Error reading setup initialization file" for Maple Story Setup

test reply
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/error-reading-setup-initialization-file-for-maple-story-setup.538652/
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A:"Try to setup your display adapter with a standard VGA driver before running setup"??

You most likely need to get the mobile graphics driver. You can get it at.

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/try-to-setup-your-display-adapter-with-a-standard-vga-driver-before-running-setup.689317/
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A:"Try to setup your display adapter with a standard VGA driver before running setup"??

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/try-to-setup-your-display-adapter-with-a-standard-vga-driver-before-running-setup.688711/
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A:So Please what Do I do Now, which Key do I Press

The installation of the BIOS chip does not affect "Windows" Setup.

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http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/so-please-what-do-i-do-now-which-key-do-i-press.479890/
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Kind Regards
gary

A:3 Key press

Not exactly what you're asking for, but have you thought about using Password Safe to store your passwords? Memorize one strong password to open the safe (which stores the rest of your passwords), copy and paste or drag and drop your password for the given site/program, etc. It also has a password generator you can configure. Creates very strong passwords you don't have to remember, plus you can use different passwords for every need. A very good practice.


It's free: Password Safe

James

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/124161-3-key-press.html
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when you say nothing happens, do you mean nothing really happens or windows loads as normal ?

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/press-any-key-to-boot-from-cd-265672.html
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Hi,
I also have that FN option and i dont think so that you can change that beceause the OS indtalled is set to work F keys With Fn keys,me too i wish i can change that but i dont think so you can am sorry for that

http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/42560-have-press-fn-use-f-keys.html
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A:Installing XP, but can't press F8.

did you press the FLock key? This will give you access to the F Function keys.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/installing-xp-but-cant-press-f8-608292.html
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A:Press a key to reboot ?

Hello pla, Welcome!

Have you tried a Startup Repair?

~Jonathan

http://www.sevenforums.com/bsod-help-support/50988-press-key-reboot.html
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A:need to press key twice then two symbols

PS2 KB or USB?

first thing i might try is.. do this to show phantom devices in devmgmt
Device Manager Does Not Display Devices Not Currently Present in Windows 2000
and delete any phantoms

then check IRQ conflicts
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http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/need-to-press-key-twice-then-two-symbols-580210.html
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Sukumar.

A:Nothing happens, when i press ctrl+alt+del

I assume you are trying to access the Task Manager, try another keystroke.

Such as : CRTL+Shift+ESC

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/nothing-happens-when-i-press-ctrl-alt-del-383789.html
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A:Press F1 To Continue

Is that all it says? Just press f1?

Please post the whole message, because what comes before press f1 is the problem you have.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/press-f1-to-continue.699351/
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A:press any key to boot

Reduce the installed RAM to 2GB or less, see if it boots then?

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/329055-press-any-key-boot.html
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does anyone know what this problem could be? i have been having a lot of trouble running games and programs that require a lot of RAM now too.


http://www.cs.iastate.edu/~lmiller/...rocess-list.gif


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A:When i press Ctrl-Alt-Del

What happens if you type in Run box taskmgr ?
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/when-i-press-ctrl-alt-del.37847/
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A:Press any key to reboot

run the repair option
boot from the xp cd and choose install
when the first repair option comes up continue with install
when windows finds the previous installation then repair
you will have to reload the video drivers and any ms updates i.e. sp1
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/press-any-key-to-reboot.170462/
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can someone help me here please!

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/201023/when-i-press-crtlaltdel/
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It's probably in add\remove if not go to the program in windows explorer and uninstall it from there. uninstall.exe, unwise.exe, 000wise.exe.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/why-this-when-i-press-ctrl-alt-del.268322/
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would be nice to know what 2 books you are talking about. looking at MS PRESS (link below), there is a lot of books listed. in order to help you, help us. let us know what you purchased.

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/ms-press-books-cds.347778/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/no-click-after-i-press-fn-and-f8.620514/
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MSINFO32:
Please go to Start and type in "msinfo32.exe" (without the quotes) and press Enter
Save the report as an .nfo file, then zip up the .nfo file and upload/attach the .zip file with your next post.
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A:key press boot

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/key-press-boot.367181/
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I could be a setting in your bois.
We need this first so we know what we are working with.
Please update your system specs.
In the lower left of your post tick on (My System Specs)
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http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/280076-press-f1-continue.html
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Yep, and programs to copy DVD movies are off topic here at TSG anyway. Please consult the TSG Rules. I'll close this thread...
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/dvd-x-copy-x-press.484942/
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A:Press F1 to continue

Usually when I see this, it's the BIOS with some minor error, like it can't see a hard drive when the setting says there's supposed to be one. I'm surprised it doesn't spell it out.

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Can no one help on this??!!

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A:press any key to boot from cd do not appear.

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Louis

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A:press f1 to reboot problem

hi

[tsg=welcome][/tsg]

press f8 after switching the sytem on... when it shows the dell logo, keep pressing the f8 key until it shows a boot menu, then select safe mode. post back weather this works or not
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/press-f1-to-reboot-problem.187231/
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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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http://www.techsupportforum.com/f10/...rt-330370.html

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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. http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c02035108&DocLang=en&docLocale=en_US&... Regards, DP-K

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A:Automatic Key Press Software?

  
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.

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

Does it BSOD, or just shut down normally?

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/175155-automatic-key-press-software.html