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Can't get into BIOS mode


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:tazz: While trying to follow the instuctions to repair my XP professional installation, I am stuck at first base. My IBM NetVista will not respond to the F1 command to enter setup for the purpose of changing the boot sequence. I am shutting down completely per IBM's instructions, and have tried F2 as well. F11 does work, but puts me in the "safe mode" options screen.

Any suggestions??
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Try the delete key, you might need to keep tapping it right after the beep
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Thanks for the suggestion..I tried it, it didn't work. I am able to access the startup menu, and the setup screen offering me safe mode or vga, etc....but still can't find the BIOS option screen...

Is there any other way to get the machine to boot to the cd-rom first to repair XP???
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Put the XP CD in and choose install windows to see if it offers repair
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Okay..I did that and I get a message that the the version of windows on my computer is newer than the version on the CD..Is this because I have SP2 installed??
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If you have a windows xp sp1 cd and sp2 is installed, I would say yes.

Does it then not allow you to proceed with the repair, or is it a warning? Just asking....not telling you to proceed.

Also, for that model, f12 gets you into bios...but it is really dicey as the window of opporunity is less than a second.
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I'll try F12
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I didn't see a "repair" option...
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Okay..I got a response to F12...I have a "startup Device Menu" window displayed..what next?
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