Why must I press F2 before my WIN XP will startup? Tags: Configuration Windows XP Shutdown HP Pavilion Last response: October 29, 2012 6:19 PM in Windows XP Share rogerputman October 26, 2012 3:09:03 AM When I shut down my HP Pavilion 515n pc, a screen come on stating press F1 or F2. F1 takes me to the setup of the programs, F2 will let my WIN XP start up. Why is it, it will not just start up like it used to? Can you assist me with this issue? Roger Putman E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org More about : press win startup PhilFrisbie October 26, 2012 3:21:57 AM You probably need to replace the battery on the motherboard. m 0 l rogerputman October 26, 2012 8:38:49 AM Phil, can you be a bit more specific? This is not a laptop, but a desktop. I know absolutely nothing about any sort of battery on a motherboard?? -- Roger email@example.com m 0 l Related resources My system is asking to press F1 or F2 before starting win7 boot... - Forum Vertical Stripes before startup of WIN XP - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Hawkeye22 October 26, 2012 12:23:30 PM You'll have to open your computer case. There will be a batter on the motherboard, usually a CR2032 battery. http://www.google.com/search?q=motherboard+battery&hl=e... m 0 l PhilFrisbie October 29, 2012 5:57:31 PM Hawkeye22 said:You'll have to open your computer case. There will be a batter on the motherboard, usually a CR2032 battery. http://www.google.com/search?q=motherboard+battery&hl=e... Exactly! Thanks for jumping in while I was away from the 'net for the weekend m 0 l Hawkeye22 October 29, 2012 6:12:32 PM PhilFrisbie said:Exactly! Thanks for jumping in while I was away from the 'net for the weekend No problem. Normally I won't post on a topic that has already been given a correct answer, but in this case it seemed trivial and didn't want to leave the OP hanging. Now, if we can just get the OP back, LoL! m 0 l Saga Lout October 29, 2012 6:19:51 PM Now, if we can just get the OP back, LoL! Let's hope he turned the power off before going in! m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !