DELL PC from Germany can't get to setup (f1), or set boot sequesnce

Posted on 2005-04-28
Last Modified: 2010-04-26
Hello, we have a Dell computer running a process control operation

The system is failing to boot with a boot.ini problem..
I can't seem to get into the bios although I hit a key that's clearly marked F1
It's responding to F8 (windows 2000) to get to safe mode, but I need to be able to boot from the floppy.

btw, I think this thing has a european power supply, I can't get it to fire up outside the plant environment.

very urgent effecting plant operations..

thanks very much.
Question by:Redshaw
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    F3, F1  
     Dell 4400    F12
     Dell Dimension®    F2 or DEL
     Dell Inspiron®     F2
     Dell Latitude    Fn+F1 (while booted)
     Dell Latitude    F2 (on boot)  
     Dell Optiplex    DEL
     Dell Optiplex    F2  
     Dell Precision™    F2

    try these

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    Assisted Solution

    If you want to fix the boot.ini file, boot into the Win2K CD and get into the recovery console.  At the command prompt, type bootcfg /rebuild and it will try to fix the file:

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