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May 17, 2002 7:09:35 PM

Im helping my friend to formatt his comp but when i start up his comp it goes straight to the windows startup instead of the black screen where i enter bios. Can someone please help.

<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by ssjmario on 05/17/02 03:10 PM.</EM></FONT></P>

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May 17, 2002 7:25:18 PM

if its a compaq you'll have to press F10, if its HP you'll have to press F1 or F2, well its got to be any one of these: F1, F2, F10, Del, Esc, or you can hold down Ctrl.

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May 17, 2002 11:06:21 PM

if you're not sure which key it is to get into setup, do this:
take a hammer and give the keyboard a good couple wacks, but keep it plugged in. now boot up. it should give you a keyboard error and tell you to hit "X key" to go into setup. ("X key" being the DEL, ESC, F1 or F2 key).

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May 18, 2002 6:15:48 AM

Get your windows start up disk (or make a new one) then go to the dos prompt from there. I think ESC at the menu or something like that. It says on the screen what to hit for a dos prompt.


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