I have been trying to figure out why this dell prompts press f1 to continue.
I ran microsocope diagnostics on it and it comes back asgood.
I booted with the ultimate boot cd and it still says press f1 boot to continue.
When I got into the bios it sees the hard drive but will not boot to the hard drive unless it is on the secondary ide channel.
I am thinking the bios may need to be flashed or the motherboard is going bad.
I pulled the hard drive and hooked it to another computer and it was readable.
I put another hard drive in the dell and it does the same thing.
Are there any other free programs or reasonably priced programs I can use to test the motherboard?