need help with dell computer

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  1. iceman320

    iceman320 Member Guru

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    I have been trying to fix my bosses computer and it won;t boot up on it's own it always ask's you press f1 to continue or f2 to see the setup menu. and I wanted to know if anybody here would happen to know what's wrong with it and what I have to do to fix it so that it will boot on it's own. thanks in advance for your help.
     
  2. bp9801

    bp9801 Ancient Guru

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    There should be a setting in the BIOS to disable to "hit key to boot." It still boots right? Just you have to hit a key to do it? What motherboard does it have, or at least what BIOS is it using? There should be a setting in the BIOS menu (I forget what its called exactly) but you can switch it to "none" and then it won't need you to hit a key to finish the boot.
     
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    iceman320 Member Guru

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    yeah it still boots, it just asks you the hit f1 to continue.
     
  4. deltatux

    deltatux Ancient Guru

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    Usually I only bump into this issue if the floppy drive is either missing or stops working. To fix this issue, I usually remove it since I haven't even seen anyone using floppies since 2003.

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  5. bp9801

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    Yeah, my pc did that because I didn't have a floppy in, I never have. There should be a setting in the BIOS to set to none or off so it doesn't scan for a floppy. It should say like 1.44m/keyboard or something similar and just set it to off or none. Its what I did on here and I'm sure the Dell pc has some setting like that in its BIOS.
     
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    SorienOR Ancient Guru

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    Most of the time there is a specific message to go with the f1 to continue to tell you what is wrong.

    My first guess is that the rear case fan has an issue, that is a common cause of the F1. The problem is though that if it is certain models, then the fan does not have a standard connector so replacement requires some soldering or rewiring of the new fan.
     
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    This one of the million reasons I stay away from Dells.

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