I woke up this morning and my computer read "strike F1 to retry boot…"
I restarted the computer, and it got to the windows 7 login screen, but my account never showed up. There was no name, or password box. Nothing but the blue windows 7 default screen, and my cursor (which was not the right size). I turned it off for a couple of hours, and then turned it back on. It stayed at the bios screen for a around 2 minutes with the bar halfway loaded, then it showed me the F1 error again. The computer is currently powered down.
Hi there. It just happened that I got this error the other day when I was debugging my faulty XPS 9100. During the testing I removed all the hard drives from the motherboard so it had nothing to boot from. Try to see if your hard drive is connected. During POST press F2, Setup opens, check to see if any hard drive is detected. If Good luck.