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October 22, 2011 2:28:20 AM

I have a DELL Dimension 3000 that I have upgraded about as much as I can and maintain it's branded identity. I get a message at startup that says "press F1 to continue, F2 to enter setup..." How can I get rid of it.


Operating System new – server roles System Model
Windows Vista Home Premium Service Pack 2 (build 6002)
Install Language: English (United States)
System Locale: English (United States)
Installed: 7/6/2011 10:59:15 PM Dell Computer Corporation Dimension 3000
System Service Tag: 8Y52Q71 (support for this PC)
Chassis Serial Number: 8Y52Q71
Enclosure Type: Mini-Tower
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
3.00 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4
16 kilobyte primary memory cache
1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache
Hyper-threaded (2 total) Board: Dell Computer Corp. 0K8980
Serial Number: ..CN7082153B019O.
Bus Clock: 800 megahertz
BIOS: Dell Computer Corporation A03 01/05/2006
new USB Storage Use in past 30 Days (mouse over last used for details) new Hosted Virtual Machines (mouse over name for details)
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Seagate Portable -- drive 1, s/n 2GHWZEH3, rev 0130 10/21/2011 7:34:42 PM
HTC Android Phone, s/n HT147R001026, rev 0100 10/16/2011 2:48:54 PM*

* Possibly used again before the reboot following this time. None discovered
Drives new – drive encryption Memory Modules c,d
660.14 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
505.45 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GH22NP20 ATA Device [Optical drive]
LITE-ON LTR-48327S ATA Device [Optical drive]
Floppy disk drive

Seagate Portable USB Device [Hard drive] (500.11 GB) -- drive 1, s/n 2GHWZEH3
ST3160215A [Hard drive] (160.04 GB) -- drive 0, s/n 9RXLGTQY, rev 3.AAD, SMART Status: Healthy
2046 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory

Slot 'DIMM_1' has 1024 MB
Slot 'DIMM_2' has 1024 MB
Local Drive Volumes new – volume encryption

c: (NTFS on drive 0) * 160.04 GB 98.25 GB free
i: (NTFS on drive 1) 500.11 GB 407.20 GB free


* Operating System is installed on c:

Network Drives
None discovered
Users (mouse over user name for details) Printers
local user accounts last logon
Billy Rogers 10/21/2011 8:33:42 PM (admin)
local system accounts
Administrator 1/20/2008 8:48:01 PM (admin)
Guest 10/18/2011 8:32:16 AM

Marks a disabled account; Marks a locked account HP Deskjet D2300 series on USB001
HP Officejet 4500 G510g-m on HP_192.168.0.2_CN072F82K905CQ
HP Officejet 4500 G510g-m fax on HP_192.168.0.2_CN072F82K905CQ
Microsoft XPS Document Writer on XPSPort:
Send To Microsoft OneNote 2010 Driver on nul:

Controllers Display
Standard floppy disk controller
IDE Channel [Controller] (2x)
Intel(R) 82801EB Ultra ATA Storage Controllers - 24DB Intel(R) 82865G Graphics Controller (Microsoft Corporation - XDDM) [Display adapter]
LogMeIn Mirror Driver [Display adapter]
Samsung SyncMaster [Monitor] (19.1"vis, s/n HA19HVDP427004, April 2007)
Bus Adapters Multimedia
Microsoft iSCSI Initiator
Intel(R) 82801EB USB Universal Host Controller - 24D2
Intel(R) 82801EB USB Universal Host Controller - 24D4
Intel(R) 82801EB USB Universal Host Controller - 24DE
Intel(R) 82801EB USB2 Enhanced Host Controller - 24DD SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio
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Group Policies
McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware
None discovered
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↑ Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connection
primary Auto IP Address: 192.168.0.3 / 24
Gateway: 192.168.0.1
Dhcp Server: 192.168.0.1
Physical Address: 00:13:20:35:03:2C
Connection Speed: 100 Mbps
Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface

Networking Dns Server: 192.168.0.1
USB Human Interface Device
Officejet 4500 G510g-m
Standard PS/2 Keyboard
HID-compliant mouse
Officejet 4500 G510g-m
USB Mass Storage Device
USB Printing Support
USB Root Hub (4x)
Generic volume shadow copy
WSD Print Device

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192.168.0.2 Printer Hpf4ce466f9bb9, HP Compaq / HP Officejet 4500 G510g-m / #CN072F82K905CQ Web Server, Samba Server

192.168.0.3 Windows Vista Workstation Telenet2 (in TELENET OFFICE),
telenet2.arris Print Server, Browse Master
192.168.0.4 Telenet1 (in TELENET OFFICE) Samba Server
192.168.0.5 Telenet4 (in TELENET OFFICE) Samba Server, Browse Master


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October 22, 2011 1:09:38 PM

Thats a bios selection, I doubt you can get rid of it
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October 22, 2011 1:42:43 PM

When I had this problem I just went one more time inside bios and pressed Save & Exit without making any changes to it and the message vanished.
I guess you searched in BIOS for away do disable "f1" notification and you didn't find it?
So if save & exit doesn't help try to load Setup Defaults and even if this doesnt help
I would try to change my BIOS version to some higher or lower.
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October 22, 2011 3:59:08 PM

Hello... there is an option in most BIOS you can change... "enable fast boot" "disable MFG boot screen" disable boot options screen"...etc. Sometimes this also happens if a selected BIOS option for hardware is selected but the hardware is not detected/installed during BOOT UP...
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October 22, 2011 7:40:19 PM

Motopsychojdn said:
Thats a bios selection, I doubt you can get rid of it
Moto



Well, it hasn't always been there. It just showed up. So, if it's not native to the system, why can't it be changed?
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October 22, 2011 7:41:07 PM

copnas said:
When I had this problem I just went one more time inside bios and pressed Save & Exit without making any changes to it and the message vanished.
I guess you searched in BIOS for away do disable "f1" notification and you didn't find it?
So if save & exit doesn't help try to load Setup Defaults and even if this doesnt help
I would try to change my BIOS version to some higher or lower.


Well, that didn't work.
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October 22, 2011 7:43:15 PM

Ironsounds said:
Hello... there is an option in most BIOS you can change... "enable fast boot" "disable MFG boot screen" disable boot options screen"...etc. Sometimes this also happens if a selected BIOS option for hardware is selected but the hardware is not detected/installed during BOOT UP...


Fast boot was already enabled. The other two, MFG and boot options screen, not a factor.
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October 23, 2011 8:10:24 AM

djbillyd said:
Well, that didn't work.


bios flash to higher or lower version?
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October 23, 2011 12:20:29 PM

copnas said:
bios flash to higher or lower version?

That didn't work either. There is no update to the A03 BIOS. Do you think I could jst download a later BIOS and load it? I'm afraid of that.
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October 23, 2011 3:23:53 PM

djbillyd said:
Do you think I could jst download a later BIOS and load it? .


No.
I would try to flash the bios with the same version A03 01/05/2006 .
Maybe there is some conflict in your Bios and it just needs to be reflashed.
Remember befor flashing load setup Defaults.

Before you flash maybe it would be wise to recheck your BIOS settings maybe you will
notice something strange.

Also check your date n' time is it correct?
if its not maybe your battery is failing.
Even iif date 'n time is coreect it doesn't mean that your battery is ok.

Aslo befor flashing try to start your system almost "naked".
start your system only with necessary parts: Motherboard, cpu, ram, vga.
Other parts like hdd's, dvd-rw's, PCI devices, Ethernetcable, Usb connected devices and others leave them out.
note disconect even your primary boot hdd.
Also make sure to disconnect them from the motherboard (Do not leave the cables on the motherboard).
If you see that the f1 notifacation does not appear any more connect the parts back again one by one
and on each new device power on your system so you can see if everything is still ok.
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October 23, 2011 6:02:12 PM

copnas said:
No.
I would try to flash the bios with the same version A03 01/05/2006 .
Maybe there is some conflict in your Bios and it just needs to be reflashed.
Remember befor flashing load setup Defaults.

Before you flash maybe it would be wise to recheck your BIOS settings maybe you will
notice something strange.

Also check your date n' time is it correct?
if its not maybe your battery is failing.
Even iif date 'n time is coreect it doesn't mean that your battery is ok.

Aslo befor flashing try to start your system almost "naked".
start your system only with necessary parts: Motherboard, cpu, ram, vga.
Other parts like hdd's, dvd-rw's, PCI devices, Ethernetcable, Usb connected devices and others leave them out.
note disconect even your primary boot hdd.
Also make sure to disconnect them from the motherboard (Do not leave the cables on the motherboard).
If you see that the f1 notifacation does not appear any more connect the parts back again one by one
and on each new device power on your system so you can see if everything is still ok.



From a DELL Community forum I got this:
Have you tried clearing the NVRAM? After a hardware change it is not uncommon for the hardware information stored in the NVRAM to not be updated properly. This can cause an F1 - F2 boot up problem such as you are experiencing. To clear the NVRAM on the 8400, just do this......
◦Reboot system and enter the BIOS Setup by pressing F2.
◦Turn on Caps Lock, Scroll Lock and Num Lock.
◦Press ALT + E then ALT + F (should hear beep) then ALT + B

...and it worked!

BUT, it gives me another message about the IDE 0 not,... something. I'll have to be specific next boot. I'll let you know.
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