Strike f1 to retry boot f2 to run utilities in window xp Tags: Dell Boot Windows XP Computers Last response: January 20, 2011 4:01 PM in Computer Brands Share jimpaul_4 January 20, 2011 7:16:29 AM Hello, no matter how i do i get no help to boot instead it give me the above prompt that strike f1 to retry boot f2 to run utilities in window xp More about : strike retry boot run utilities window jimpaul_4 January 20, 2011 7:22:08 AM and i have already removed a CMOS battery several times to clear the bios, i also tried to use the option of pressing alt tab E,F,B while the lights on caps,num and scro are on nut didnt work Anonymous January 20, 2011 4:01:21 PM Go into the BIOS screens (usually press DEL key as machine starts on desktops) or F2 or similar on laptops (watch the screen as the machine starts). In the BIOS check that your hard drive is present and selected as the first Boot option. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Strike f1 to retry boot f2 for setup utility at booting Forum Can't boot to Windows: " Strike F1 to retry boot , F2 for setup utility" Forum Strike F1 to retry boot or F2 to Setup Utility Forum My dell xp on startgivestwo short beeps then it says f1 to retry boot f2 utility Forum Strike f1 to retry boot f2 for setup utility at booting Forum F1 or F2 option upon startup of XP PRO Forum F1 & F2 start up message Forum must " Strike the F1 key to continue..." Forum Can't boot from CD Drive Forum Trouble booting dban from cd Forum Strike F1 to continue Forum Strike f1 ti reboot Forum How to stop it from Strike F1 key to continue on startup Forum No boot device available Forum 320Gx2, one seems okay but the other is failing...? (set to RAID 0) Forum Laptops admin passwords Forum Dell Dimension E310: Selected boot device not available Forum Pavillion dv5 wont boot Forum GATEWAY MX6426 how to boot from usb Forum PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! COMP DOESNT BOOT UP Forum More resources Read discussions in other Computer Brands categories Compaq Dell Gateway Hewlett Packard Packard Bell Apple eMachines !