pc wont boot up

  1911 21:02 01 Sep 2007

when I start up i get the blue "HP Invent Sreen" and it hangs there untill I press "ESC" key and after a minute or so a boot up Menu appears. It seems to show that it's trying to boot up from the CD drive and not the main drive. When I highlight the main drive and press enter it starts up and runs normaly. Could i change it in Bios? How do I get into Bios. OS is win xp home, thanks

  recap 21:07 01 Sep 2007

Press the Delete when the system is starting to boot. You can then change the boot sequence in the BIOS.

  Strawballs 21:31 01 Sep 2007

Have you left any thing in the drive

  1911 22:42 01 Sep 2007

hi I got into Bios and Boot but how do I change it? I need it step by step. Please. thanks for the quick respose

  alan2273 23:06 01 Sep 2007

To move around in the BIOS, use the up/down/left right arrows.
If you can post what your make of BIOS is I can give you clearer instructions.
For the Award Bios use the right arrow key to select boot from the headings at the top.
Then select the 1st boot and press enter, this will give you a list use the up or down arrows to select your hard drive then press enter, press F10 press Y.

  woodchip 23:26 01 Sep 2007

See info on the First page on how to navigate in BIOS. Key's to use are Arrow keys Enter key opens a Page, Escape closes a Page. You need to change boot order to Hard Drive as first boot device. Save settings before you exit BIOS

  1911 01:14 02 Sep 2007

sorry for the delay. it takes me about 15mins to get boot up each time and then have to get into BIOS, Will try all in the morning. Thanks to all

  1911 16:01 02 Sep 2007

Have got the cure. Disconected everything not actualy needed, Started up, pressed F8. When options screen showed selected "Enable Boot Loging" presse Enter. windows started up and has been ok since. Apparently hardware problem. Thanks to all for your help. Its great to have such help so quickly. Thanks again. John

  woodchip 16:05 02 Sep 2007

Thank's for letting us know how you solved it

  woodchip 16:06 02 Sep 2007

Put thing back one at a time and test untill you find which one

  Desperate-Dan 17:12 02 Sep 2007

I have a sata hdd and a sata dvd-rw, I want to install a IDE dvd-rom I have two IDE connectors on my mobo one is blue and one is black which one do I use and do I have to do anything in the bios to make it work, I was thinking of buying a sata dvd-rom just to fill one of the empty 5.25" drive bay slots but I might as well use the IDE connectors as I already have a IDE dvd-rom

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