I get the message Press F1 to start F2 to set up before windows starts How to re Tags: Configuration Monitors Windows XP Last response: May 18, 2012 5:19 AM in Windows XP Share veeyen May 18, 2012 5:13:57 AM I get the message 'Press F1 to start Press F2 to set up' before Windows starts.Only after I Press F1 Windows starts.Why this? how to make Windows start without this message appearing on the monitor? More about : message press start set windows starts nhasian May 18, 2012 5:19:10 AM the message is from your computer bios, not from windows. you'll need to enter your bios and save the settings to see if it will take. it is possible the battery on your motherboard needs to be replaced if you continue receiving this message. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumPress f1 to continue f2 to enter setup ForumF1 & F2 start up message ForumMy system is asking to press F1 or F2 before starting win7 boot... ForumCan't boot to Windows : "Strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility" ForumStrike f1 to retry boot f2 for setup utility at booting ForumMy pc tell press F1 and select prrsonal , every time when start up ForumPress f2 to load default values and continue ForumPrimary Hard Disk Failure, Press F1 to Continue... ForumWont boot from start up have to push F1 key when asked tried to set in boot menu ForumRaid hdd problems press f1 to continue ForumNew built system ...now loops at start-up ForumF1 or F2 option upon startup of XP PRO ForumF1 to start up ForumNeed Help with Asus P5K-E: problem on first start-up ForumContinuous Beep on start up , windows loads but... ForumDisk drive error message on load- up ForumHELP!!! Please with Windows XP ForumSign in hotmail account in windows xp ForumWhat do i do if i deleted my partition and now all I get is a black screen that ForumHow to load usb drivers without a mouse or keyboard More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !