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 SolvedStrike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility Forum Dell Demension 2400 Series/Intel Pentium 4 Processor: Booting problem "strike F1 retry boot, F2 for setup utility" it repeats Forum No bootable devices -- strike F1 to retry boot. F2 to setup utility Forum Optiplex gx150, media test failure>strike f1 to retry boot, or F2 for setup utility Forum Strike f1 to retry boot f2 for setup utility at booting Forum Strike f1 to retry boot f2 for setup utility at booting 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 Solveddrive 0 not found: serial ATA, SATA-0 Strike the F1 key to continue, F2 to run the setup utility Forum Srike F1 to continue or F2 to run utilities (PC startup) Forum Solvedcannot get pass F1 & F2 windows xp Forum Press f2 to run setup in windows xp Forum Windows XP SP3 chkdsk will not run at boot Forum Running windows 7 and xp in dual boot, internet only works with windows 7 Forum My computer running windows xp wont boot after force shut down! Forum Windows XP SP3 chkdsk will not run at boot Forum How to boot laptop running ubuntu from windows xp disk Forum More resources Read discussions in other Computer Brands categories Compaq Dell Gateway Hewlett Packard Packard Bell Apple eMachines !