Reinstall Windows XP Home

  mctrout 11:41 12 Aug 2008

Hello, I am trying to Reinstall WinXP on my daughters PC, but I cannot get Into the BIOS to set it to CDROM. She has a AMD Sempron Processor 3400+ & it says to press Esc to open the BIOS & select the First Boot Device. I have also tried the F2 key, Del key but they wont get me there either. Can anyone please help me to sort this out.
Thanks Mac

  hiwatt 12:18 12 Aug 2008

Are you doing it at bootup?You have to pres f2 or Esc continuously while the computer is booting up to get into the bios usually.

  mctrout 12:38 12 Aug 2008

Hello, Thanks for the reply I will do that tomorrow when I go round my daughters again.

  mctrout 14:31 13 Aug 2008

I took my Keyboard round to my daughters this morning pressed the Esc then the Del keys & it worked as it should, & I formatted the hard Drive easy.
My daughter has a Wirless Keyboard & she noticed that the keyboard was still opening up, while I was trying to press the Esc key & windows opened before the keyboard was able to be used.
Thanks Mac

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