F1 or F2 option upon startup of XP PRO Tags: SATA Windows XP Last response: January 26, 2007 5:04 AM in Windows XP Share chonga January 26, 2007 3:34:38 AM Whenever i start up my dell 4600 I get the following: SATA Primary drive 0 not found SATA Secondary drive 0 not found initializing Intel(R) Boot Agent Version 4.1.06 PXE 2.1 Build 083 (WfM 2.0), RPL V2.74 Strike the F1 key to continue, F2 to run the setup utility i just reformatted the HDD the other day and have been getting this message whenever i hit F1 it'll go into windows normally, but kind of annoying thanks More about : option startup pro pscowboy January 26, 2007 5:04:12 AM Do you have two hd's? Are they SATA or IDE? If you have just one drive - and it's IDE - press F2 on restart to go into the BIOS. Look for boot priority and place the IDE in third position after the cd, floppy. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solvedcannot get pass F1 & F2 windows xp Forum Srike F1 to continue or F2 to run utilities (PC startup) Forum Win XP Pro SP2 rebooting upon startup. HELP!!!! Forum My dell xp on startgivestwo short beeps then it says f1 to retry boot f2 utility Forum Strike f1 to retry boot f2 to run utilities in window xp Forum sir , i installed xp in lenovo z580 ............ by changing AHCI to COMPATIBLE option through F2 while starting laptop ...... Forum SolvedReplaced my dead hard drive, xp pro still wont start stuck on black screen F1 to start F 12 to setup, wont go any further! HEL Forum Why must I press F2 before my WIN XP will startup? Forum SolvedWin Xp Pro: User data should be deleted upon logoff Forum How do i access system restore in xp upon startup Forum How do i access system restore in xp upon startup Forum how to disable a new windows 8 startup option in xp Forum XP Pro System32 folder opens upon boot... Forum I have lost run option in startup menu in windows xp how to recover it Forum windows xp pro hangs on startup sceern Forum SolvedXp pro startup Forum My Briefcase option is not available in XP PRO Forum Windows XP Pro - Folder redirection option does not show up Forum HD2400 Pro PCI-e Video card causing disk read error halting XP startup Forum New Build Windows XP Pro Acts Strange at Startup Screen Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !