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  • When I turn on my computer, it will not boot until I push F1.... Can anyone tell me why and a solution, Please! Thank you ever so kindly :'(
    • Moved by Sheng Jiang 蒋晟 Sunday, December 15, 2013 2:26 PM should be posted to the device manufacturer's web site
    Tuesday, October 15, 2013 5:17 PM

Answers

  • Then you need to immediately - and I do mean immediately - back up all the data that you do not want to lose to an outside location.  Be it a USB Drive, a DVD or on the cloud.  Do it now.  Preferably, back up to more than one location.  When the BIOS detects an HDD error, the hard drive could fail the very next time you try to boot.  That is why it making you press F1; it wants you to read the warning!

     

    You need to back up your data and get a new hard drive.  Don't delay on this and don't assume it will just get better or that some software can fix it.  Generally when the BIOS says a disk is bad, that means the physical media has a serious problem that more than likely cannot be fixed.  If the PC or the hard drive is still under warranty, invoke that to get the hard drive replaced.


    Please do not read this sentence. Please ignore the previous sentence.

    • Proposed as answer by Mike Laughlin Tuesday, October 15, 2013 11:37 PM
    • Marked as answer by Just Karl Tuesday, January 7, 2014 4:33 PM
    Tuesday, October 15, 2013 10:19 PM

All replies

  • This is not the right area for this kind of question.  You are in the Forum Feedback section.  Your question is actually outside of the purview of any particular OS as well because the problem occurs before the PC boots up.  I would google your question to see if you can find a solution or a more pertinent forum in which to ask.  

     

    Having said that, I think that a PC will ask the user to press F1 to continue with booting if you have one or more of the following problems:

    1. Keyboard error

    2. RAM error

    3. Hard drive error

    If you see any type of warning message on the screen while it is waiting for you to press F1, that might give you a hint as to the cause.  Good luck.


    Please do not read this sentence. Please ignore the previous sentence.

    Tuesday, October 15, 2013 8:26 PM
  • Thank you, I do see a HDD  ERROR

    Tuesday, October 15, 2013 8:47 PM
  • Then you need to immediately - and I do mean immediately - back up all the data that you do not want to lose to an outside location.  Be it a USB Drive, a DVD or on the cloud.  Do it now.  Preferably, back up to more than one location.  When the BIOS detects an HDD error, the hard drive could fail the very next time you try to boot.  That is why it making you press F1; it wants you to read the warning!

     

    You need to back up your data and get a new hard drive.  Don't delay on this and don't assume it will just get better or that some software can fix it.  Generally when the BIOS says a disk is bad, that means the physical media has a serious problem that more than likely cannot be fixed.  If the PC or the hard drive is still under warranty, invoke that to get the hard drive replaced.


    Please do not read this sentence. Please ignore the previous sentence.

    • Proposed as answer by Mike Laughlin Tuesday, October 15, 2013 11:37 PM
    • Marked as answer by Just Karl Tuesday, January 7, 2014 4:33 PM
    Tuesday, October 15, 2013 10:19 PM