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how to fix pressing f1 to get to desktop using xp


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oneromgroup

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your help will be appreciate on how to fix this problemas to why I need to press f1 to get the desktop using windows xp home edition.
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Does it say about overclocking?

Boot the PC and keep tapping the delete key right after the beep and look for load system defaults then press F10 then yes to save and enter to re-boot.

If no change, boot to the desktop, insert XP CD then cancel when loaded, click start then run then type sfc /scannow and press enter. You get a blue bar which goes across then off when finished.

If no change, boot to the desktop, click start then run then type chkdsk /f /r then press enter, press Y to confirm this for next reboot, reboot then bake cakes cos it takes ages.
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Hi,

Try replacing the mother board battery, without knowing what computer you have or system specs I am guessing that when pressing F1 you are loading system defaults in bios because the battery is dead and ain't keeping your bios info stored to cmos.

I know the above is a little techie but ain't difficult to fix, open the case and look on the motherboard for a round battery it looks like a oversized watch battery, remove it and replace with new one. The first time you boot up you will get the F1 thing but after that it should go away if that was the problem.

Keep in mind to touch the case before touching anything in side the computer to discharge yourself from static electricity witch can be harefull to computer parts

Rick
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Thank you Rick,God bless.
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Your very wecome

Rick
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