F1 or Del at startup

  Tulips 21:39 14 Oct 2007
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I'm using XP and when I turn the PC on I am asked to press F1 to continue or delete to enter setup, this has just begun to happen in the last few weeks, is there any way to stop this happening ?

  woodchip 21:47 14 Oct 2007

Sounds like you need to look in BIOS setup if it says so, It sounds like Wrong Settings. It may be the CPU speed

  Tulips 21:50 14 Oct 2007

er, thanks, how do I go about doing that ?

  mikeben121 21:56 14 Oct 2007

Normally just going into the BIOS and then just exiting and saving fixes this problem.

The BIOS will show you the option to exit and save

  woodchip 21:56 14 Oct 2007

Well it depends on the BIOS on whether you press Del or F1 etc. to get to BIOS. You do not have a Mouse to work within there, Instructions are bottom right to use like to open a Page press Enter arrow key up down side to side and page up down keys also to exit a page press Exit. After making changes they have to be saved before you exit if you think you have done it right.

  Ashrich 22:08 14 Oct 2007

Have you noticed whether the time is correct on your PC ? It may be asking you to correct it if the bios battery has run out .

Ashley

  Tulips 22:15 14 Oct 2007

thanks for the tips folks, went into BIOS, saved and exited and it's solved the problem, cheers.

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