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Bios key will not open menu

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Last response: in Motherboards
February 4, 2010 1:37:21 AM

Hi, My Bios key (delete key) will not respond and open up the Bios menu. However I can press f8 and open up the boot menu. Any ideas why this is happening?

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February 4, 2010 1:44:43 AM

Some systems require the F1 or F2 key to be depressed to enter BIOS. Try them all! LOL.
February 4, 2010 1:55:35 AM

Thanks for the quick response. I tried them all. Its strange because a couple of weeks ago I could get into the bios using the delete key. I had trouble starting 2 weeks ago with my main hard drive. It would boot to the windows start up, then to a black screen with a moveable cursor. I used f8 to boot off of my older hard drive and its fine. I scanned my new one for viruses and found nothing. Tried everything to get it to work, I just recently formatted it. However I went to install windows xp on it again, and I thought it worked fine. It booted up to a fresh install but then I see it installed the windows folder on to my older drive. So now there's 2 copies of windows on my old drive. :pt1cable:  I dont know why it won't let me install to my new one. I thought maybe accessing the Bios could help to change boot order.