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April 28, 2012 7:20:04 AM

Hey everyone,

so I can't format my HDD. What I mean by this is I will have the Windows 7 disk sitting in my CD Drive and I will restart my computer. I will press the function buttons and also try the DEL button but it only takes me to Advanced Boot Settings. Before it would take me straight to a blue box with my CD drive and HDD drives options in there to choose to boot from. Now it doesn't I also found out that I can't even press a function button to take me to the BIOS because it just keeps taking me to the Advanced Boot Settings. What the heck am I to do? Any suggestions are appreciated.

My Specs:

MOBO: MSI 760GM - P33 Micro ATX Motherboard
RAM: 4GB Kingstom Hyper - X Blu 2x2GB
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 B55 @ 3.30GHz
Graphics Card: Gigabyte nVidia GeForce GTX 550 TI (OC) (1GB, GDDR5)
PSU: Corsair Enthusiast Series TX 750W
HDD: Maxtor 7H500F0 500GB HDD
Case: Rosewill Destroyer ATX Mid - Tower Black Steel Gaming Case
a b V Motherboard
April 28, 2012 11:25:21 AM

Can you use the Advanced Boot to boot from the CD?That should do it.
Also I think you can format if you right click the HDD on that ''my computer''thing
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a b V Motherboard
April 28, 2012 1:28:49 PM

Your advanced boot settings have somehow gotten changed. Go into the BIOS and set the DVD/CD as the first boot device, the hard drive as the second boot device in the boot order.
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April 28, 2012 8:53:05 PM

That's just the problem though, I can't even get into my BIOS right now. Any button I push won't do the trick, instead they will just keep sending me to the advanced boot settings.
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April 29, 2012 12:52:45 AM

I might try resetting the cmos.
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April 29, 2012 12:58:58 AM

Hmmm, I can't even get into there. What the heck is going on? I am also looking into buying a new motherboard. It is a BIOSTAR motherboard and I am going to get 2 more RAM sticks of the same RAM so I will have 8GB's of RAM as well as a new motherboard.
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a b V Motherboard
April 29, 2012 1:27:27 AM

Go into BIOS and change your Boot Priorities. Make CD drive as first. Pop in disk and Save and restart(F10 i believe)
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April 29, 2012 2:47:34 AM

That's what I am trying to say is that I can't enter my BIOS or anything at all. Everytime I press f10, f2, f8 or any f keys for that matter it doesn't take me to the BIOS...
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a b V Motherboard
April 29, 2012 2:49:19 AM

kieshon said:
That's what I am trying to say is that I can't enter my BIOS or anything at all. Everytime I press f10, f2, f8 or any f keys for that matter it doesn't take me to the BIOS...

the key to bios should be {delete}
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April 29, 2012 8:00:55 AM

Yeah I also forgot to mention that I tried that on a bunch of different occasions and that didn't work.
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a b V Motherboard
April 29, 2012 11:28:14 AM

wait don't you have manual for motherboard?
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a b V Motherboard
April 29, 2012 1:49:11 PM

You reset the BIOS with a jumper on the board........................this is starting to sound a little like operator error.
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April 29, 2012 9:52:21 PM

Yeah this is so wierd. It didn't work for a whole day and then last night I decided to try it and then when I did it worked. I don't know why it did that but I worked last night. Thanks for all of the help everyone! :) 
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a b V Motherboard
April 29, 2012 10:16:14 PM

glad to hear
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a c 328 V Motherboard
May 2, 2012 11:51:56 AM

In case u need to still do it later... :D 

Can u reset the BIOS?
Reset the CMOS memory the right way as is described in the motherboard manual using the clear CMOS link with the power cord unplugged.
How To Clear CMOS @ http://pcsupport.about.com/od/fixtheproblem/tp/clearcmo...

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a c 328 V Motherboard
May 2, 2012 11:52:27 AM

Also CMOS battery may be low on power.
I would replace the battery ... 2032CR model
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