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HI, Whenever I start my windows xp machine, it ask to press F1 key to continue and after pressing F1 it starts. Is there any way to skip this, I mean If anything I can change to start XP wothout asking this ??

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by:Paul Solovyovsky
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What message do you get? Is it a Dell by chance?
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by:Joseph Daly
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Yes this could be caused by a number of reasons, have you recently modified the hardware? Added or removed a hdd or ram. Sometimes computers will have a warning message that pops up if the case was previously opened etc. Without the error message that comes up it could be a million things.

Please post the error message and we can help you better.
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by:WideAreaMedia
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I have a Dell Latitude D610 that displays a message upon boot that the power adapter cannot be verified, or something in the ballpark. What it means is that the power adapter's signal didn't get through to the notebook to verify that it's a genuine Dell part. Is this the message you're receiving? If so, I have a workaround, but the only solution is to replace your adapter.

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Martin Schultz
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by:prashndip
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Thanks all for replying me very quick,

After installing new OS, I am getting this alert.  but although I need to check what recently added to this computer.

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by:PUNKY
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First to try is to replace cmos battery.
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by:nobus
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the message refers tin most cases to a change detected by the bios
it can be caused by a low battery too; it should read 3 V; or replace it CR2032 model
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by:nobus
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also - it may go away if you enter the bios, and save the changes
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I would like to leave this question
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by:Paul Solovyovsky
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what exactly does it say when it asks you to press F1?
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>>  I would like to leave this question    <<   why? give some feedback to people trying to help you
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actually, that computer has been formated when I was on holidays and now user doesn't need to press F1 now. So I don't have idea what can re-solve this F1 issue.
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then pleas e close it; if you don't know how, read the help files
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by:Mc7400
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Switch the system on then immediately press del key, this will open BIOS setup, go to an option says save and exit, hope that helps.
 
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