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How to go to advanced boot options?


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voyager242

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I can`t get to advanced boot options using the F8 key,what can I do?
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I recommend to try these steps:

1.Start your computer
2.When the diagnostics screen appears (a black screen with white letters and numbers), press DELETE. This will help you get on the BIOS menu.
3.In the upper side of the screen you should see somewhere "Advanced Boot Settings"
(You should be able to go there by navigating with the Up,Down,Right,Left arrows on your keyboard, cause mouse won't be functional)

Hope i was able to help!
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Sorry but don`t see any such option in my bios.
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When your computer starts you should be able to see in the bottom of your screen some instructions,
such as: "Press DEL button to enter CMOS" etc..
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When it starts,it says press tab to run setup and del to enter bios.
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Yes, the Advanced Boot Settings are inside the computer BIOS! So press DELETE when you are prompted to, and do the steps that i told
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I got into the bios but didn`t find "advanced boot settings".
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Click to see photo
Click on the link above to see what i mean. Do you see the "Advanced" section of the BIOS?
Some computer BIOS are different but there should be some similarity inthis photo and your PC.

Now, something else, if you want to change your boot settings so that you can boot from CD-ROM or other external Drive,
you should check on the "Boot" section that you can see in the picture.

Edited by Rasen_Shurik3n, 30 June 2010 - 12:41 PM.

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are you trying to get into safe mode or one of the other options like safe mode with command prompt?

you're basically doing the following correct?

While starting your computer tap the F8 key once every second during the memory count up, or during the system splash screen where you see the system maker's name (HP, COMPAQ, DELL....etc.)

This will result in a text based menu. Use the cursors/arrow keys to navigate to SAFE MODE and hit enter.

Does the problem recur in safe mode?.



have you ever been able to get into safe mode with the f8 key on this computer? is this a USB or PS/2 keyboard?
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