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Solved: System Setup Utility

Q: Solved: System Setup Utility

I have never had to re-enter the settings and have not copied the current values. Is there an EASY way to have them available if the system crashes or some how they are lost? I could enter the utility, scroll down through the options and write them all down but .......!

I have a Dell XPS 8300 running Windows 7 Home premium.

A: Solved: System Setup Utility

Not real sure what your asking here; but if info on your system is it, this free program is one of the best.
To help us help you,please use the TSG System Info tool to let Tech's know the specs of your computer: Copy and paste the results here in your thread. You can use the TSG Info to fill in your computer information in your user profile as well.

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Will this cause problems & how do you get in to enter the number?

A:looking thru cmos setup utility and there is no system serial number entered

Are you trying to flash a motherboard?

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Hi, I'm stuck on the com utility setup screen. I haven't changed ant drives or made any other changes. I rebooted and it popped up no error messages. PLEASE HELP!!!!

A:Solved: stuck on cmos utility setup

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Ok well the office at my work had the blue screen of death when I came in (left it on) and when I rebooted I got "unmountable_boot_volume" Error. So I think the hard drive had bad volumes... so I put a scsi drive in the pc (with a scsi pci card) and now I get the "strike the F1 key to continue, F2 to run the setup utility error" when i hit F1 is just keeps bring the error up and F2 goes to the bios settings. But there is no way to get past this... I've cleared the bios (ALT+TAB+A, etc) and I jsut can't figure out whats wrong.

Computer: Dell 8250
SCSI drive is 32gb


A:Solved: strike the F1 key to continue, F2 to run the setup utility error?

For some reason I just tried hitting F1 again and it seems to boot to the disk media... but the error still comes up... installing a fresh windows copy now.

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Trying to fix son's girlfriend's Dell Dimension 4600. We think the hard drive is bad. Put it in a sleeve and hooked it to another computer ... shows no files. So she bought a new WD 160GB hard drive. Installed the new hd after connecting it to another computer and using Disk Management to format it. Then installed it in the Dell 4600. When we start the computer it shows:

Dell System Dimension 4600 Series
BIOS Version A02

Performing Automatic IDE Configuration ...
Secondary Master: CD ROM Device
Secondary Slave: CD ROM Device

Strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for Setup Utility

F1 does nothing but repeat prior line.
F2 brings up the BIOS settings.

Boot sequence only shows:
Diskette Drive

no new HD listed.

I also cannot get it to boot from Windows XP disk even after I change the boot sequence to IDE CD ROM Drive in the first position. Although, yesterday it did attempt to load XP, but ended at a BSOD - Unmountable_boot_volume.

Help. What should my next step be?

Thanks for any and all help.

A:Solved: Strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for Setup Utility

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Hi All,

I really nned some help with my Dell dimension 4600 desktop pc. My 120gb Hard drive started to make a clicking sound and the pc would not boot up, i guessed the drive has died. So i purchased a nw 320gb Western Digital Pata drive (ide connection). took out old drive and straight swapped it with new one. when i bought pc from dell around 6,7 yrs now it came with xp home edition. i don't have the original disks but i have an xp pro disk.
after fitting new h/drive in i pressed power button but keep gettin the message "F1 TO RE BOOT, F2 FOR SETUP UTILITY"
removin cr2032 battery for 30 mins from m/board (power cable pulled out" then tried but same message.

i have removed all the ide connections and re inserted but to no AVAIL.


Could it be my xp pro boot up cd is faulty?, i have put the cd in laptop(which has vista home prem on it) and it loads up to the main xp screen so i assume it is a bootable disk.

on the problem dimension machine i have 2 cd rom drives and a floppy drive if thats of any help.

I would really appreciate some kind soul/s help on this. my kids have no pc and i can't afford a new one at the moment hence why i spent the ?50 on a new hard drive.

A:[SOLVED] Dell dimension 4600, F1 to re boot, F2 to setup utility ERROR

Boot order set floppy, cd, hd?


edit again: was the 'old' drive an IDE?

With the 'new' drive in, does it show in Bios?

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Hi Guys,

I tried to install net framework 3 yesterday, but I cancelled during the installation because it took too long. Anyway, my computer is working fine, but I notice that something new appeared in the system configuration utility take a look at the picture. The name is NULL. I cannot tell however, whether this appreard after this action. What does it stand for? Can I remove it?

Your help is appreciated

A:[SOLVED] System Utility

Hi are you?

it probably is related to the failed installation..try backing up the registry key then removing the entry. If something gets affected, you can always restore the key.

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Have no entries in SYSTEM.INI or WIN .INI ? Both are checked on the general page could some one please tell me why this has taken place ?

A:Solved: system config utility

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Is there a better utility software than Norton Systme Works that runs from the CD rom in any computer? I use my system works 2003 disc to fix other peoples computers but am looking for any better product to purchase as this one is probably getting out of date. I have read bad reviews on the Norton 2005. What do the pros use at the computer shops to fix computers. I want one that runs from the CD and dont need to be installed in order to use it.

A:Solved: System Utility software

fix what exactly?
In my experience Norton causes more problems then its worth...

what exactly are you looking to fix? or do?

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The System Configuration Utility is on automatic prompt when I start up my computer.

I made changes to my services and start ups.

I checked the box to accept the changes and stop the System Configuration Utility from poping up on start up but it continues.

How do I stop it.


A:[SOLVED] System Configuration Utility

Download & save SysInternals AutoRuns from Microsoft TechNet -

RIGHT-click on autoruns.exe, "Run as Administrator"

Look through list for msconfig.exe. Un-check box if found.

Backup your registry first via creation of a System Restore point -
START | type rstrui

Regards. . .



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Son calls me last night with this problem.
When booting up, the Sys Config Util comes up with the usual canned statement. He has not made any changes. Clicks Don't show this again then clicks OK. Reboots and again it comes up. He is the only user and administrator. Can't seem to solve it for him. Any ideas fellas?

A:Solved: System Config Utility won't go away

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I have a Toshiba Satellite M55 which on startup a window comes up which states that the "System Configuration Utility" is in Diagnostic mode. Unfortunately the window only flashes on briefly. How do I get to this utility so that I can make the correction to normal mode from the diagnostic mode?


A:Solved: System Configuration Utility

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Hi! I was trying to get rid of the sprtcmd.exe problem first by using msconf as suggested by someone. I then got rid of that problem by following another method found on the forum. But every time I boot up, I get the system config utility telling me that I have to start up in normal fashion and with enough clicking I get rid of it. But how do I stop making it come up to begin with? Thanks so much.

A:Solved: System Configuration Utility

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I've noticed that when I run the utility in preparation for posting about some problem, it always shows that my antivirus (Windows Defender) is installed but disabled. I also see this in the scans in the posts of others. Is this a bug? My Defender is most assuredly not disabled.

A:Solved: TSG System Info Utility

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Hi all,

Great site you have here! And my question is when I turn on my computer I always get the "System Config. Utility" window. I cannot get rid of this. I did make a couple of tweaks to the startup tab but cannot remember which ones. I turned them all back on by selecting the "select all" button but still no luck.

Also under the "General" tab I cannot select the Diagnostic Startup.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Go easy on me I am sort of a nb at this.

A:[SOLVED] System Config. Utility

when the system cofiguration window pops up, there should be a checkbox offering you the option not to show it every time windows loads...

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Was wanting to know, as I have come across many who know, but what is the best way to remove entries from the start up folder in system conf. utility ? Have some entries I know belong to programs that no longer are hanging around .

A:Solved: system config utility

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Running XP home

I was trying to network 2 home computers together. I ran the network wizard to do this.
When the computer rebooted I got this message on the screen.

You have used System Configuration Utility to make changes to the way Windows Starts.
The System Configuration Utility is currently in Diagnostic or Selective Startup mode, causing this message to be displayed and the utility to run every time Winddows starts.
Choose the Normal Startup mode on the General Tab to start Windows in nomal mode and undo the changes you made using System Configuration Utility when Windows starts.

The problem is I don't know how to undo this. I tried doing a system restore from the only restore point I had. This is a brand new system just got it yesterday.

I was hoping I could network it to my all Win98 machine to access my files easily. Didn't work.

A:Solved: System Configuration Utility

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Does someone know where I could download a System Diagnostic Utility For Windows XP Pro?

I'm haveing some problems with my pc, and I thought if that would help.

A:Solved: System Diagnostic Utility For Windows XP Pro

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I have had to replace my XP system drive and I have lost a handy little utility that hides the system tray when you have a lot of programs open at once. I cannot remember its name. I have searched for it in vain. I believe it was a free program. You simply clicked on it, and a little bar at the far right of the system tray conflated/hid the system tray.

Does anyone know the name of this program?

Any help would be appreciated.

A:(Solved) System Tray Hide Utility?

Here is a prog called tray majician .Not sure if it's what you want but you could take a look .

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I need help getting my Desktop to the log on screen. When I turn it on it says Operating System not found.

A:Setup Utility

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How do you determine what the items are that are listed in the Sys Config Utility (msconfig.exe), startup tab?

My system has a few listed that only have a registry entry listed in the Location column--the other two columns are blank. I'd like to know what they are.


Win XP SP2

A:Solved: Determine Items in System Configuration Utility, Startup Tab?

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[I'm using Windows XP, without the latest SP2.]

Yesterday I uninstalled some software. Today, when my computer starts, it is not starting in "Normal" mode.

I would like to remove 2 Startup Items from the list that comes up when I look at:
START --> RUN --> msconfig
System Configuration Utilitites -->Start Tab

One of these items (programs) is a graphics pad driver -- I returned the pad (and uninstalled the software), so I don't need this at all.

The other item is very useful PDF software, but I don't need it to load every time my computer starts.

Thanks very much for help about this!


A:Solved: How Do I Remove Startup Items from System Config Utility?

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Dear Sir,I have Acer V5-473PG laptop for more than a year now and using W8.1. My problem now is (since a month ago) every time I boot my laptop, the screen will come to "insydeH20 setup utility". Then I have to press escape, press enter for "Yes" and the screen will continue to Windows. FYI, my W8.1 is working very fine as far as I can see. This happens every time whenever I boots/starts my laptop. Is this a bad sign for me? Is my laptop going to R.I.P? Thanks in advance.

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A:insydeH20 setup utility

Sorry to hear you are having problems, there are a couple things we can try:
Enter the BIOS and restore defaults to make sure there wasn't something changed accidentally.
Attempt a start up repair on your system to see if that resolves the issue.
Attempt a system restore to before you started having this problem.
Perform a refresh to try and repair the Windows operating system files, some programs may be lost with that function, which was why I listed it last.

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Dear Sir,I have Acer V5-473PG laptop for more than a year now and using W8.1. My problem now is (since a month ago) every time I boot my laptop, the screen will come to "insydeH20 setup utility". Then I have to press escape, press enter for "Yes" and the screen will continue to Windows. FYI, my W8.1 is working very fine as far as I can see. This happens every time whenever I boots/starts my laptop. Is this a bad sign for me? Is my laptop going to R.I.P? Thanks in advance.

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A:insydeH20 setup utility

Sorry to hear you are having problems, there are a couple things we can try:
Enter the BIOS and restore defaults to make sure there wasn't something changed accidentally.
Attempt a start up repair on your system to see if that resolves the issue.
Attempt a system restore to before you started having this problem.
Perform a refresh to try and repair the Windows operating system files, some programs may be lost with that function, which was why I listed it last.

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My new Asus s550ca cannot get past the Aptio Setup Utility. I have tried f10 and forcing shutdown but it still pops up. How can I get this to go away?

A:Aptio Setup Utility

some on it here

run the h/d makers diagnostic on the hard drive

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Hello I am stuck in an Aptio Setup Utility menu loop and everything I have tried has not worked to get me out of it I was hoping maybe someone on here could help me figure it out

A:Aptio Setup Utility

I see you've marked your thread as Solved, what ended up resolving the issue?

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I am working on a Toshiba Satellite with Insyde H2O bios. It says to use F2 for setup and F12 for boot manager.

I've tried all the function keys, as well as esc and del and they only get me to Windows Boot Manager. (This includes F2.)

The machine has Vista that stops loading when it gets to the network drivers. Could a corrupt BIOS be the cause? If I download a new BIOS can I install it from the command prompt?

If the BIOS is still OK are there other ways to get into setup?

(Meanwhile F2 works just fine on my Dell Lattitude)

A:Can't get into BIOS setup utility

Try using a USB keyboard...

"Could a corrupt BIOS be the cause?"

I don't think you would get that far in the boot process if the bios were corrupt

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Bought this motherboard off ebay - SuperMicro P6SBA : having lots of probs - Just realised - I don't think its the correct CD-setup utility : Getting no response from seller
BUT CD Tile is

PC99-CDL Rev 2.2

Anyone out there confirm the correct CD title and perhaps where I may purchase a copy if not where I may get drivers


A:SuperMicro P6SBA - CD-Setup Utility

this may help here is the manual for that very old board 1999 boy that takes me back:

It looks like the right disk, explore the disk and see if there is any reference to the Intel 440BX chipset if so, then it's the correct disk.

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Everytime I start up my laptop, it goes straight into the PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility, and when I exit, it just starts back into the setup utility again. It's an HP, btw. Any suggestions?

A:My laptop starts up in setup utility.

going direct into cmos is usually an indication the cmos battery needs replacement.

Next time you are in save the settings.

Next issue is no boot devices. So when in the bios see if the hard drive is listed and review the boot order and that the hd is listed. Could be the drive died.

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hi, am a new member, I have this a problem exiting the aptio setup utility on my toshiba satelite pro Which has never happened before, some weeks ago,it started has a new computer on its own and happen to lose all my files, and now am stuck in this setup utility, I can't exit no matter How hard I try...thanks.

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I bought a new laptop (Asus x75a) and when I received it I turned it on and it went into the aptio setup utility so I set the time and date and went over to save and exit only to return to the same screen. I've restored defaults and loading optimised settings but it always returns to it.
I disabled secure boot and enabled csm and this time it loaded the asus screen and went to a black screen saying reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device.
It should be preinstalled with win8 and no where in the user manuals does it detail the setup utility.
I've searched the web for a solution but I'm yet to find one. I've contacted the seller but I thought whilst I wait I would seek help here.
Any advise would be greatly appreciated

A:Stick in aptio setup utility
In the Appendix section of the User Manual...
under Operating System and Software are the System BIOS Settings details.
Possibly set the BIOS to Defaults then refer to the section Recovering Your Notebook PC Using Recovery Partition.
Perform a full factory recovery.
If it is a NEW laptop it should be covered under a Manufacturers Warranty and contacting ASUS support would be a good move.
2-year limited International hardware warranty. *different by country
On-line problem resolution through web interface (BIOS, Driver update)
OS (Windows® 7 ) install/uninstall consultation
Bundled software install/uninstall consultation
ASUS software supporting

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my computer is stuck in cmos setup.I have xp pro and I haven't added any new hardware. rebooted and it cmos came up.PLEASE HELP!!!

A:stuck on cmos utility setup

Please don't post your question more than once.

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Have a brand new Asus X75A.

Attempting to connect my Android phone to the laptop via USB with no success. After having my father do a reboot it seemed to not connect but not affect my documents and other saved files.

Now after the 2nd attempt to connect both devices the Aptio Setup utility screen pops up.

I don't want to exit unless I can be assured that all the documents and data I have will not be removed!

Please help!!

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I need to change the boot sequence, but setup is locked and i can't remember the password. I've seen some things that say to reset the jumper by the switch on the motherboard, but i couldn't find it. I also saw something that said to remove the battery from the motherboard for 10 min. or so and the password should be reset, but that didn't work either. Can anyone help?

A:Forgot setup utility password.

You need to remove the battery for a longer time like about 45-60 minutes. If this does not work remove battery at night and go to sleep. Wake up in morning and check your computer. Also do not forget to unplug the AC cord as well.

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Hi all, I am new so please bear with me.

Just recently I tried to dual boot xp and fedora and was successful, but then realised that everything had slowed down quite a bit and my wife just wanted it all back to normal.

So I repaired the ms boot record with the recovery console and xp now boots directly from bios, but I now get the set up utility that gives me the option of booting xp or the setup utility for a new xp install. It won't just boot xp straight, and if I leave it it will go straight to the setup utility and I can either install xp again, repair it (which I have already done) or exit. If I exit then the next time I reboot it all happens again.

Please tell me how to get rid of the set up utility so I can go back to normal.


A:getting windows setup utility at startup

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I have an Asus laptop and I got the notification that I can upgrade to Windows 10 if I wanted to. So, I clicked to update it and it did and when I restarted it, my mouse pad would not work. I was able to go into programs and click repair for the mouse and then it worked. I used my laptop for a few minutes and everything was fine and then I closed it and set it aside. Later that day, I opened it and I clicked on Chrome and I got the hour glass. I waited for a few minutes and nothing happened. So, I pressed and held the power button down to turn it off and turned it back on a few seconds later.
When I turned it back on I was at the Aptio Setup Utility screen and no matter what I pushed, I couldn't exit. My battery died and so I plugged it in and turned it back on. This time it said that it was being diagnosed. After a long while, it said they couldn't fix it and gave me the option of restarting it or advanced options. I clicked advanced options and chose to go back to Windows 8.1 hoping that it would return to normal. After that, I assumed it was doing that and I left it to make lunch for my son. When I came back to it and it had been awhile it was just a blue screen and was like that for a long time, so I again shut it down.

I went online and did a search and someone said to enable the launch CSM on the boot section and to disable the secure boot menu and then to restart and I would be able to get to the advanced options/recovery screen. So, I did do that and was ab... Read more

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hi every one :)

when my PC starts 2 tern on , I started getting this message:
"Alert! cover was previously removed. Strike the f1 key to continue, f2 to run the setup utility."
I googeled the alert message and followed a suggestion that  I change the bios setting:

BUT, I still get
"strike the f1 key to continue, f2 to run the setup utility".

plzzzz help 
i'm gonna cry :,(

A:strike the f1 key to continue f2 to run the setup utility :(

Hi jasmine1990,
Please tell me the model of your Dell desktop and your operating system.

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My computer is stuck here. It responds to nothing, help

A:stuck insydeh20 setup utility

If the three finger salute doesn't work, go into the bios and reset to original config.

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Hello. Please forgive me for this off-topic-post, but i would like to tell everybody, why i really like APTIO Setup Utility, the best BIOS-Settings.

The great advantage is not only the great user interface and the accurate help descriptions (that Ins?deH20 also has), but what i really love is:
The APTIO Setup-Utility does have ?Boot-Override? in the Exit-Tab‼
I don't have to press F12 to override. I can simply go to the BIOS-Settings. And if i am inside of the BIOS-Settings, i can simply override without exiting the settings and press F12. That's Aptio's greatest advantage. My Samsung 700G7A-S02 does also have APTIO.
Aptio Setup Utility Screenshot:

Other Setup Utilities:

Disadvantage: If Windows is hibernated, DualBoot (e.g. Hiren's Boot CD) is not supported, which did already cause a problem. But other BIOS-Firmwares do also not allow DualBoot with hibernation.

Please note, that this is no sneaky advertisement. This is just my opinion. The screenshots are not from my Computer.

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I used to be able to get to the BIOS setup utility, and at that time the keyboard worked fine.

Phoenix BIOS 4.0 Release 6.0 copyright 1995-1998 Phoenix Tech. Pentium II - I'M.

When I press F1 for setup, the BIOS setup utility comes up. My problem is when it comes up it locks out the keyboard. I then have no choise but to reboot to use the computer.

The computer works fine in every other aspect. I am running WIN98.

Can you help me solve the keyboard lockout problem?
[email protected]

A:Keyboard locks @ BIOS setup utility.

First thing you should do is try another keyboard on that computer and try your keyboard on another computer.

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Can Anyone help help help pls
I keep getting this error Strike F1 to reboot, F2 for setup utility error

I have tried : Replacing a New Cmos Battery
Switched HDD
Installed New Memory
Reset Bios by disconnecting the onboard jumper
Remove all connections to HDD, CD-Rom and all power cables

this is a dell dimension 4300s model
when the screen loads at the DELL LOGO there's strange funny letters and hearts.
Can anyone help me with this problem?

A:Strike F1 to reboot, F2 for setup utility error

Are you sure it is "Strike F1 to restart" and not Strike F1 to continue? You probably have very limited bios, but is there an option to select the boot drive? If so, this option may not be set right

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Whenever I turn on the PC the first thing that opens is the Award Bios Setup Utility. 2667 MHZ is highlighted and the date and time are wrong by about 9 years.

I set the MHZ on manual and change the date and time and save as I exit. XP runs fine until the next time I start the machine and it happens again.

Is there an internal battery that may be dead?

I appreciate any help,


A:BIOS setup utility opens first whenever I turn on the PC

Yes, the CMOS battery on the motherboard could be dead. It is a flat, disk type of battery about the size of a nickle and is commonly available.

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hi i need some help with this problem pls.

Dell Dimension 4300s

When i start up the computer i get this Strike F1 to reboot, F2 for setup utility error message. I press F1 and it restarted over again and it did the same thing again. I reseat the memory, plug out the cables and put them back in but it keeps saying the same thing. I also repair my windows cause it had errors on them. Also when i started it up i noticed like funny writing hearts, and letters before the message came up on the screen can this be caused by memory problem?

A:Strike F1 to reboot, F2 for setup utility error

When do you get the error?
On the POST screen, or in Windows itself?

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okay, guys I praying for help! This is my situation.

I own a HP Pavilion dv6-6c10us Laptop, AMD Quad-Core A6-3420M Accelerated Processor.

Something happen to the computer that required me to reinstall windows. I booted the cd/dvd from start go through the process of installation however once I get to the point in which is ask drive to install it on..there are no available drives although my harddrive is in the computer.

I've heard that in order to get pass this step I have to change my bios to IDE ...but in BIOS setting I see 0 SETTINGS TO change anything to anything...again I've heard this is a common problem when using insydeh20 setup utility.

Now again I can't boot up my computer because there is no OS on my hard drive. consider that. IS there any possible way I can either get to the required tab in bios or is there another way that I can resolve this problems..its been months and I still cant resolve this problem.

if I could update my sure this would help..either way..please help

A:Windows 7 installation:insydeh20 setup utility

I'm not sure I can help, but I can give you a suggestion. Boot from the DVD, at the first window, do not select your language, hold down the shift key and press F10, you will get a command prompt. Type diskpart and press enter. Wait for the window to respond diskpart, type list disk and press enter You should see every disk in your machine. That should tell you the disk is there and functioning. When finished type exit and press enter, it should take you back to X sources, type exit and press enter again and you should be back at the select your language screen. It should not matter if you are in IDE or AHCI, if you have a raid array, you may have to load the floppy F6 driver. Most of those options should be in your BIOS. Just sometimes they are in a submenu and pretty well hidden. You should be looking for sata controller or sata mode or something similar. Different brands call it different things, but they are all pretty close to what I said you should look for.

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System Specs
Brand: Asus
Model G1S-1A
OS: Win 8 64bit
Processor: intel core 2 duo @2.3 ghz
Video Card: Geforce 8600M GT 256 mb

it was all okay back then i was working with my document on ms office then i had it on sleep the next day when i opened it it was still okay then i decided to shut down my system then run off to work when i got back and turned on this laptop it just won't get passed the bios setup its like this

Open system->asus rog plays with the logo-> then it will enter the bios set up ->when i exit it it will reboot and the process repeats .

What I tried so far
-Made a bootable USB installer of windows 8 and tried to configure the bios to boot from there, nothing it just wont get past that setup utility so its a no go
-tried the bios recovery by pressing CTRL+Home button then powered it up and it restored the bios successfully - nothing happened to the issue
-tried flashing bios to latest version of bios via usb and ez flash nothing happened
-Tried resetting to manufacture defaults of bios nothing
-Tried pressing ctrl while its booting up windows error recovery pops up got two options
start windows normally or startup recovery
when i press start windows... logo appears then it will restart and go get stuck at the bios utility again
if i press recover still the same
* yes hard drive is still detected and no problems so far

any suggestions?

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when we power up my sons laptop it goes to "Aptico Setup Utility" and no matter what we do it will not exit from this.the computer is not that old (2012)model NP35OV5CBios/Micom version P09ABE (though i am not sure what all that info means just thought on the off chance that it might help)

A:cant get out of aptio setup utility on samsung laptop

Aptio Setup Utility is another name for BIOS for that laptop (maybe you already know this).It might be worth asking Samsung about it as it seems to be widely reported but with not much in the way of fixes.Keep watching though in case someone has run into this personally or has some ideas.EDIT: Aptio rather than Aptico.Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanksmessage edited by Derek

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I need the "VAIO Action Setup Utility" for my sony vaio pcv-w30 . Anyone know how I can do this? I went to the sony drivers site, but nothing

A:Sony Vaio Action Setup Utility

You could try here

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i have just switched my laptop on after using it for a presentaion last week, i keeps going straight to bios setup utility and i cant get it to boot up correctly can anyone help me please


A:sony vaio bios setup utility

Try loading setup defaults,then save the settings and exit.
May get it to boot.
Then make sure the date and time are still correct.

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I own a Dell Dimension 3000 with Windows XP. A month ago I got the BSOD with the 000000024 error. Since I wanted to upgrade the 40 GB hard drive anyway I purchased a Western Digital 80 GB hard drive. I installed the HD and the computer beeped two times and took me to the "strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility" screen. If I hit F1 it just repeats the same command. If I hit F2 it takes me to the BIOS screen. When I go into drive configuration it shows that the primary master drive is the hard drive and the secondary drive is the cd rom device. the diskette drive A is off since my computer does not have a floppy disk drive. When I try to save changes and exit it beeps twice and takes me back the F1, F2 screen again. I have tried resetting the computer by pulling the battery out for 10 minutes and replacing but nothing has changed. Any ideas?

A:I can't get past the F1 to retry boot, F2 setup utility

Is the date right? Is the battery good?

Is the drive set to autodetect in BIOS and/or does BIOS recognize all the correct drive parameters?

What is on the new drive? Did you install an operating system? If it is blank, nothing will boot up.

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it shows me utility setup and says i must set up time i save and exit it still came back to the same utility setup.

A:how to get out of aptio setup utility loop in Windows 8.1

See if this helps:

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I am trying to get out from the Apt io setup utility screen on my asus notebook computer.My e-mail is: [email protected] help?

A:how to get out of aptio setup utility loop in Windows 8.1

Whrrr. . . Click. . . SPAMMING SEQUENCE INITIATEDSomeone 'best answered' me on this one so maybe it helped: Derek's 'hold the off/on button down' here:

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I'm having some difficulty with my Asus k55a rebooting loop I don't know what to do so can please someone help?

A:Reboot loop, aptio setup utility

Pull the power cord out, hold the power button down, until it turns off.Reboot with the power cord out.If that doesn't work, try the oppositeBattery out, power cord only.message edited by Johnw

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Last night I woke up to find that my computer had on its display the aptio setup utility. I had never seen this before and turned off my computer. I restarted it in safe mode and after about 5 min or so my computer went to the blue screen of death for like a second then to the aptio setup utility. Now, before this happened I had been downloading files from utorrent for like 3 days straight as well as watching some on my computer (which is an Asus G55vw), so I'm not sure if this is maybe a virus of some sort? Or didn't know if my computer had been working too hard for the past too days? Either way I have no idea what to do and was wondering if I could get some help! Im on my gf's computer right now and still staring at the aptio setup utility screen.

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REresario CQ62
Setup Utility
Power on password instructions:


Could someone please verify these instructions before I do them, please.

I would like to delete the power-on password all together just as it was when new.

<password removal instructions removed by moderator>

Thank you for your help.


A:Presario CQ62: Setup Utility instruction verification

Sorry. We can't help you with this. Please read the rules.

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Hey guys,

A newbie to the board so please go easy on me lol!

I got an old computer from a friend..a Dell Optiplex GX110. P3 733Mhz, 128mb, OS

So I turned on the computer and got the msg: Strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility.

I popped in an XP Pro CD (its burnt), and pressed F1...restarts and comes back to the same page...
The other problem is: the CD tray closes, opens, closes, then opens and stays OPEN! this a hardware problem?...or the computer rejecting the CD?

My boot sequence has CDROM as #1...Anyone know the problem/solution?

ANY help would be appreciated! Thanks!

A:Installing XP but get 'strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility'

Firstly remove your email addy from your post (using "EDIT")
This is an Open Public Forum, all messages will be replied to here (like mine right now)

Is this version of Windows legitamit?
There are many reasons to answer this truthfully, as there are many different (known) Windows versions out there.

Now, that "Burnt CD" is it bootable in the first place?
The best way to tell, would be by putting it into another computer to test

Is your CD drive just a CD Drive and the disc is a DVD disc?
Usually Windows Xp comes on CD, but can be burnt to DVD

Do other bootable disks work in the drive?
You can download the Ultimate Boot CD to confirm this.

Waiting for your reply...

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Dell Optiplex 170L Series
Intel Celeron Processor 2.40 GHZ
Level 2 Cache: 256 KB Intergrated
Bios: A07

Turn on my sons computer today and after the dell logo screen comes up, i hear 2 beeps.The following message comes out.Strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility. (Picture of what I see) --->
I also tried to install windows on it again and this message comes up.(Look at the PIC)

Any help I would really appreciate it. Thank you.

A:Need Help ASAP Strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility

This is an easy one.

You already know your computer does not detect the presence of a hard disk or other boot media.

I suggest you disconnect and reconnect the disk to be sure it is making connection. If that doesn't work, try replacing the cable with another known-good cable--perhaps one inside the machine currently connected to the DVD/CD drive, Try connecting the disk to another system to see if it is recognized there. It probably won't be, in which case you will simply have to replace the disk drive.

The good news is they are cheap these days.

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my hd supposedly went bad after a diagnostics test so i installed a new hd that dell sent me and still get this if my cd-rom isn't working but the light is on and if i put a dell diagnostics cd in it it will run that..not sure what else to do here...i;ve downloaded Windows Server 2003 r2 from the website thinking maybe it's the cd and nothing..what am i missing??

A:No bootable devices-strike F1 to retry boot F2 for setup utility

Will F2 get you in to the setup utility screen?

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Greetings forums!

Firstly, thanks for taking the time to read this post. I've done my best to google, try everything I possibly could imagine and still things aren't going my way - you're my biggest hope!
Background information & my probable earlier mistakes
The computer in question is an ASUS K55D that, used to, run Windows 8.1. Since this OS did not cooperate with our home network I decided it was a good idea to install Windows 7.

Long story short it doesn't boot via USB or DVD so I try to do it from inside W8.1 (under the presumption that it'd install it on the same disk and do the "Windows Old Folder" thing) - works fine until the reboot when it forgets about the installation, then goes into a weird boot loop that finally ended up in continuing to install W7.
I let it finish and, lo and behold, the computer crashes and boots into chkdsk (or some similar utility) claiming there's loads of issues. Que a long time of non-sensical information (did not look like any tool I've ever used before) and a lot of error messages (this is in post, by the way) that lasted for a few hours. So I decide to reboot again.

Suddenly the laptop decides it DOES want to boot into the DVD, since it can't get into W8.1 anymore. I try to install but when I try to select my newly formatted HDD it gives me "cannot install to partition of the GPT format".

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Hello everyone,

I have been receiving the following message for over a year now

Alert! Previous Fan Failure Strike the f1 key to continue, F2 to run setup utility The entire screen is blank, with this text only. (followed by 2 beeps)

Normally I just strike the F1 key to continue the pc boots and
everything runs fine; recently my pc has begun to shut itself off
after about 20-30 mins. I am wondering could the above message
message be causing this? If so why did it take so long for something?
like this to occur? How do I check to see if the fan has failed? Is there
more than one fan? Are fans easy to replace? Where do I get one?

If the fan is not the cause do you have any possible suggestions as to
What might be the cause? I realize I should have addressed this issue
A long time ago. I want to get this fixed these shutdowns are very

Here are some details of my P.C

DELL Dimension 8250 P4 3.06GHZ
Purchased in 12/02 (5 years old)
Windows Home XP SP1
80 Gig hard drive
512 RDRAM memory

Thanks for any replies, responses

A:Alert! Previous Fan Failure Strike the f1 key to continue, F2 to run setup utility

Well it must be the fan. probably on the cpu. If this is the case when you ignore this you allowing the cpu too run with no cooling and it shuts off when it overheats. seeing as how you have a Pentium 4 from back in 02 its probably a socket 478.

its pretty straight foward changing this fan old off new on. but to make sure remove the side panel on you computer and when you power it up there should be a fan some what to the top of the mainboard if it doesnt spin then you know thats your problem. If thats the case heres a decently priced fan for your needs>>>
and after you fix the fan problem id upgrading to SP2

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After updating my Asus n551jx to windows 10, i only get the Aptio Setup Utility and I don't get past it

A:Update to Windows 10 cause Asus Aptio Setup Utility problem

See if this can kickstart the comp.How to use a Lazesoft Windows Recovery CD or USB device to fix the boot problems if your Windows operating system does not start correctly"It is very common for PC users to be faced with a Windows crash. When this happens, the dreaded 'Blue Screen of Death' pops up, or your PC has a black screen and can not boot or start up"Lazesoft Recovery Suite Home Edition ( SS ) to Boot a Computer from a Lazesoft Recovery USB Device

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i have a dell latitude d610
bios version ao3 ( 03/02/2005)
when i start the machine up it loads up with the dell logo page
then the next page that comes up says "no bootable devices -- strike f1 to retry boot, f2 for setup utility "
completely black screen except for those words
what is wrong? how can i get to the desktop?

A:no bootable devices -- strike f1 to retry boot, f2 for setup utility

Hit F2...go into BIOS/Setup...and verify two things:a. Your hard drive is properly reflected on the main page (along with date/time, etc.).b. That your hard drive is the first item in the boot options section of your BIOS.You might as well also ensure that your date/time data is correct.Worth Reading, IMO.Louis

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my client get this msg everytime when i shutdown my laptop directly on power button .

Not yet performed diagnostics or changed the bios settings for now.

what are the best options to fix this ?

its a dell xps - Windows Vista OS

for now removed threats using hitman pro

waiting for your suggestions.

thanks in advance .

A:strike f1 to retry boot, f2 for setup utility, press f5 to run diagnos

Quote: Originally Posted by abhinani24

my client get this msg everytime when i shutdown my laptop directly on power button .

Not yet performed diagnostics or changed the bios settings for now.

what are the best options to fix this ?

its a dell xps - Windows Vista OS

for now removed threats using hitman pro

waiting for your suggestions.

thanks in advance .

Hi abhinani24,

Is this the complete error message that you receive. If possible kindly provide us with the complete error message that you receive.

Also, please set the system hard-drive as the first boot device to ensure it boots without any issues.

Please update your system details here and if you need help then follow this.

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Hi. I am a computer dumby and I just got a new computer. My new computer obviously has Vista on it (apparently Vista SP1, if that means anything) and I am trying to setup my printer (Epson Stylus CX4200). I inserted the printer disk and part way through the download, a screen called the "Program Compatibility Assistant" popped up saying that the "Epson printer driver setup utility is incompatible with this version of Vista". What does this mean? What do I do to get my printer setup on my new computer? Help!

A:Epson Stylus CX4200 printer driver setup utility compatibility with Vista

it means the setup program itself is incompatible, not the drivers.just grab the latest drivers from the epson website.

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My MSi laptop is stuck in the aptio setup utility and if i turn my laptop off or try to exit, it will return to the same screen. It has been like this since i updated it to windows 10. please help.

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Running a Dell XPS710. Was on the phone with tech support and had to go into setup to check on something. after I got off the phone, I rebooted and tried to access setup and can not. I don't know if I accidentally checked off something that won't allow me to use the keyboard until the machine boots into windows because pressing F2 (Setup) or F12 (Boot Options) when the Dell splash screen appears won't work. It just goes into Windows.

Any other way to get into Setup?


A:Solved: can't get into the system setup (BIOS)

Do you have a USB keyboard? You may have disabled something in the BIOS called "Enable USB Legacy Devices". If this is disabled, you can't use USB devices until the OS has loaded.

I actually keep a spare PS/2 keyboard laying around just for this purpose.

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Working from a December 2008 thread here that concerns replacing a battery in a Dell Dimension 8300 due to "System battery voltage is low", the instructions direct the owner to the "System Setup Folder" as the first step so a bunch of settings can be recorded before replacing the battery.

My question: where is the "System Setup Folder" and how do I access it?


A:Solved: System Setup Folder

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Hi guys !!

The other day I opened my msconfig and in the Startup Items I saw a "Turok Registration"
This item was unchecked... but... The thing here is that I don't have anymore that game installed in my computer !!

That's why I called (ghost) "startup item"

I asked to the boyfriend of my roommate to uninstall that Game
So then later, I checked and it was uninstalled... but I still see that "Turok Registration" is in my Startup Items

I try to search in the path of "Command" so i can delete that entry, but i don't find any of those files it says in there,following that how can I delete that entry form my Start up .

Notice that I want to "Delete" for complete that entry no just disable it , because I don't have that game in my computer.

Thansk very much for help and pls. forgive my ignorance at this and my English, not my first language.


A:Solved: System Configuration Utility (ghost) "startup Item"

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i'm trying to do a system recovery on my older dell laptop that won't start. the following link from microsoft only has the setup disks for service pack 1 and 2. where do i download the one for service pack 3?

A:Windows XP Home Edition with Service Pack 3 Utility: Setup Disks for Floppy Boot Install? read the tutorial above from BC tutorials -Thank You -

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I am trying to remember the name of this program I used in tech school that would analyze a computer and then give you a detailed summery of all the hardware in the computer, all the way down to the kind of RAM you had in the machine. Any ideas?

A:Solved: Looking for a "system information" type utility to tell me about all my hardw

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I am using Win 98 2nd Edit. I have a Pentium 111 600 w 28 Gigs. Under the Config screen I see a yellow pencil, the box is unchecked and it reads Devic =C:\Windows\Himen.sys (yellow Pencil) rem C:\windows\emm386.exe REM Header. I notice when I start up on the black screen it says something about 386 Drivers not installed. Pls help. Thx

A:System Configuration Utility Config System

Can you list those lines out individually? It all ran together so I'm not sure what goes where.

Is it REM Header for instance?

Also, is the computer working ok, other than "saying something about 386 drivers"?
Get free stuff and help out a poor computer tech:
LarryCore begs for money

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What's the skinny on nothing showing up (blank window) for system.ini and windows.ini in the System Configuration Utility?

Thank you.

A:System Configuration Utility: No system.ini or windows.ini

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I'll try and be brief. My video card is a NVIDIA P162 GEFORCE MX440 VIDEO CARD AGP

In the past, I have used the S-video port (with RCA adapter) in a dual view setup with my TV. I recently reinstalled Windows XP and now I can't get the secondary display (the TV) to work correctly. I just get a bunch of black & white lines moving up the screen (looks like bad reception/static on a TV).

The weird thing is that the TV displays everything fine during the bootup process, including the loading screen with the Windows XP logo. Full color and everything. It's when Windows actually starts that the TV freaks out.

Another weird thing is if I use nVidia's TV setup Wizard and select "Span," the image on the TV actually stabilizes. But I am forced to keep a low resolution on the monitor (which wasn't the case before I reinstalled XP), and as soon as I make any other changes the TV goes back to freaking out.

I really want to use "Dual View" mode and I know it's possible with what I have, since it worked fine before. Any ideas??

A:Solved: Dual Screen setup works fine during system bootup; TV goes crazy when Windows

switched to an older nVidia driver and that fixed the issue!

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I have an old Dell Latitude C610 Laptop, Pentium III, that I got from a friend who's son got some wicked virus on it and the computer was pretty much useless. It would boot and load windows but once it finished loading, it would freeze, wouldn't let me run a virus scan, nothing.

To make a long story short, I used a utility on my 'Ultimate Boot CD" to wipe the drive clean. Oh, my friend didn't have the restore disk either. Now I get this message "No boot sector on hard disk - No bootable devices - strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility" I have a Windows XP disk that I tried using to reinstall the OS but kept getting the same message. I set the bios so the CD Rom would boot first, did no good. My UBCD boots just fine so, it is not a bad HD. The laptop doesn't have a floppy drive either so, I can't make boot floppies.


A:"No bootable devices strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility"


did you buy any chance remove the drive from the laptop at all... ?

the c610 has a little blade adaptor that changes the standard IDE pins into a flat set of pins, they sometimes dont sit right or the drive isnt snugly in the drive bay....

take it out and reinsert it,,on boot up go into the BIOS (F2 at boot) and check the drive shows, if it doesnt then the drive has died and needs to be replaced.



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Hi there,

I have a Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop running Win XP Home Edition SP2. Few days ago when I tried to run my laptop I suddenly out of nowhere got the error message "no boot device available strike f1 to retry boot f2 for setup utility". I believe my hard drive has died. I did some research online and have read several articles about this problem. At this stage I am only concered about recovering data from my hard drive. My hard drive is 100Gb with 2 partitions 50Gb each. Most of my data is on the 2nd partion. Reading few articles online, I have tried to run the recovery disk which came along with my laptop. While trying to use the repair option, it says that the disk is unpartioned and gives an option to format and create partion. I do not want to do this yet as all my data will be lost. I have also tried to fixbr and fixmbr, but I am still not able to boot my laptop.

I have now acquired 2.5" HDD USB Enclosure or caddy and 2.5" to 3.5" converter adapter. I tried to connect my Hard drive to the caddy and connected it to my PC. My PC is able to detect the hard drive but does not show any drive icon in "My Computer". In Disk Management hard drive is showing unallocated. I borrowed another hard drive (20Gb) from a friend and connected it to my PC via caddy and same thing happens, this hard drive also appears as unallocated.

I read the following article (see link below), now this could be because of the partition type FAT32 or NTFS. I am ... Read more

A:no boot device available strike f1 to retry boot f2 for setup utility

allocate the hard drive right click where it says unallocated and allocate that should work .

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Hi i have installed new system fan in my dell dimension 8100, on boot warning says system fan not found, f2 for system fan utility. bios comes up can't find anything for FAN !! can anyone help me?

A:System fan utility

Did you plug it into the same motherboard connector the old fan was connected to?

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Recently migrated from XP Pro to Win 7 Home Prem. 64, I used CC w/enhancer, Auslogic products, Avast, Spybot and Fix it Utilities for keeping my system running smoothly. With Win 7 I have added Malwarebytes, I am not sure I want to purchase the new ver. of Fix it or look for another similar Utility, the old ver. of Fix it I used with XP worked great, never had any problems, but it is not compatible with Win. 7 -

Looking for some suggestions, I have check out Glary Utilities and System Mech., but still leaning toward Fix it - what do you guys think ?



A:Looking for System Utility

When you finally decide what's best.. let me know too & i'll do the same

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A:strike F1 to retry boot,strike F2 for setup utility

Press F2 to enter Setup (Bios) Here set it to Failsafe Defaults (usually F5). Now look for Boot Priority. Change it so CD rom drive is First Boot Device. Look for SATA or HDD mode change the HDD mode from AHCI to IDE or Compatibility Mode. Save and Exit (usually F10) Now put the XP CD in the drive and restart the computer. You should see the message Press Any Key To Boot From CD. This starts the Windows XP CD and the Windows install. Then you would Create a Partition, Format the Partition NTFS, and Install Windows.

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When I boot up I get the following message after the desktop initializes:

""You have used the system configuration utility to make changes to the way windows starts.

The system configuration utility is currently in diagnostic or start up mode, causing this message to be displayed every time windows starts up.

Choose the normal start up mode on the general tab to start windows normally and undo the changes you made using the system configuration utility.""

I need to know how to get to the general tab to make the changes mentioned above. I have no idea where this utility or the general tab is. All help appreciated.

A:System configuration utility???

When that message appears, click the "don't show this message again" box.

Anytime you use MSCONFIG to UNselect startup apps, you get this (annoying) message.

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I have an annoying problem that involves the System Configuration Utility message coming up everytime I start up my computer. I have checked Msconfig and my startup programs are all checked and it says that it is in Normal Startup.

Any help would be appreciated,
Thank You.

Anyway here it the logfile

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 5:39:13 PM, on 9/01/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Eset\nod32kui.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware SE Plus\Ad-Watch.exe
C:\Program Files\Comodo\Firewall\cpf.exe
C:\Program Files\Comodo\Firewall\cmdagent.exe
C:\Program Files\Eset\nod32krn.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

O2 - BHO: Yahoo! Toolbar Helper - {02478D38-C3F9-4EFB-9B51-7695ECA05670} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion... Read more

A:System Configuration Utility

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Hi all, I just re-formatted my Hard drive and Now that I have everything up again, i was trying to connect to the internet, however the system isn't recognizing my Ethernet card. I don't have the disk anymore as I haven't had to do a format in about 5 years. Windows won't even add their own drivers for some reason.

I was looking for a utility that can go through all my Hardware and maybe tell me what the name of the Ethernet card is so I can download the drivers from the internet to this computers floppy drive then upload onto my comp.

Thanks for the help!

A:System Check Utility

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Is there a way to gauge a PC system's gaming ability?

Since video cards and add-on programs (Direct X, etc) are so fundamental to game play, if would be nice to have a utility that would give a yes or no on the question "Will this game work on my computer?"

Bottom line is I don't know if my PC is 3D, GL rendering or what anymore since video card evolution is non-stop. A utility program to scan the computer's capability would help.

3 year old PC:
Pentium 3 533mz Katmai
383 mb RDRAM
32mb Nvidia geForce 4X AGP Graphics Card

A:System Diagnostic Utility

That's actually built into Directx.

Go to Start, Run type in dxdiag and hit enter.

If that doesn't work, then do a search on your system for dxdiag and open it when you find it.

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Gudday all
I have made some start-up changes using msconfig.
Once I rebooted the machine the following message appears, see attachment.
I want to keep the changes but the message seems to imply that I cannot.
If I check the box will the changes be accepted? Will this message appear every time I start?

A:Using XP System Configuration Utility

The changes have already been made. This is just a warning. As the label on the checkbox says, if checked it will not appear on next startup.

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In my Startup list there are a ton of listings. Only a few are checked however. What I was wondering is, is there any way to get the others out of the list? Removing programs and deleting files do not take them out. I know it doesn't hurt anything to have them there, they just bug me and I want them gone. Thank you for any help.

A:? about System Configuration Utility

Hello and Welcome to TSF

Clean-up the MSCONFIG startup tab listings

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I can't make changes to Startup. When I go on to System Configuration Utility and make changes, I get a messae: "Must sign on as an Aministrator. I am the owner and computer administrator. How do I correct this problem?

A:System Configuration Utility

Are you sure your account is the administrator? If you go into Control Panel and to User Accounts, does it show your account as admin?

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After going to MSConfig, switching the BOOT.INI tab to Safe Mode and rebooting. I then ran Hijack, checked and fixed 04-Global Startup:Winlogon.exe. Then I went back to MSConfig, unchecked Safe Mode and attempted to reboot again. Now I get the following message:

System Configuration Utility
You have used the system config util. to make changes to the way windows starts. This system config util is currently in Diagnostic or Selective start up mode, causing this message to be displayed and the utility to run every time windows starts, choose the normal start up mode on the general tab to start windows normally and undo the changes you made using the system config util.

When other users try to log on they get the following:

System Configuration Utility
An access denied error was created while attempting to change a service. You may need to log on using an Administrator account to make the selected changes.

In the System Configuration Utility "General Tab" it ask to select either the original Boot.INI or the Modified Boot.INI

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What is the HP System Event Utility and how do I use it? 

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A:HP System Event Utility

Hi Cyclelegs, Thank you for your inquiry, I will do my best to assist you! The HP System Event Utility  enables special function keys on the system to be programmed. I believe it adds the extra features to the buttons. such as Wireless on and off. When I tried to install it on a lab computer here it just told me it was already installed.  When I put it in the search bar it just brings up the download. You are not able to access or use it to alter or change anything. I hope this has addressed your concerns.

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I have recently completed building my own pc and I tried to use a few systyem utility free software to check the performance etc, but none of them could tell me what I am looking for. I have used Aida32, Everest.

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Any one can suggest a good free software ?

A:System utility software

Try CPU-Z or SIW.

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When I boot up in XP it is in selective startup and when I switch to normal startup I get all the programs I deleted in my start up system tray. This is like a seesaw, is there anyway I can select normal start up and delete the programs from my system tray at the same time, this is driving me crazy.
Another ? is when I was using ME there was a great password reminder program, does this exist in XP, If not is there any good programs other than Gator(YUCK), any suggestions much appreciated, thanks, Neesh

A:System Configuration Utility
this is "startup cop" it will let you manage exactly what programs you have running at startup.
stay away from "gator" its spyware.
hope this helps.
good luck.

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Hi All,
Not sure if I'm in the correct discussion but I made a disk image of my "C" drive using Windows 7 built-in utility onto another hard drive. My "C" drive is using 27.4GB of data but the Image size is only 12.9GB. Could I have done something wrong? I thought the image size would be at least as big as the used space on the "C" drive. I'm concerned that I didn't get all my programs,files and settings backed up correctly.

Any thoughts?


P.S. I tried to do this last night using DVD's for backup but decided to abort after 9! Dvd's were burnt and it still was not completed.

A:Win 7 System Image Utility

I do not know if you did it right, but the image is compressed and should be smaller.

I tried to put it on DVD, basically it does not work.

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