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Hi guys,

I need to reformat my PC (IBM y.2004). On C: drive there's 33,19 GB NTFS of System files and 4,07 GB fat32 of virual memory on drive D:.
I can not access bios menu to change startup from CD. I've tried F1, F10, F12, del, esc, ins, both mouse buttons.. but still no result.

I would realy need some help,
thanks in advance,

ComeAsUR

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Last Post by reganstar
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also tried and it doesn't work..
f5 does open a menu but just for safe mode startup (not bios)
there is no leed about booting from CD
btw it's a desktop PC

Edited by ComeAsUR: n/a

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i think ibm is f2 maybe/ for bios or boot menu

tried nothing hapens except beep sound

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crunchie tnx 4 the link, but it simply doesn't work:

Nothing happens when pressing:
* F1
* F2
* DEL
* ESC
* CTRL + ALT + ESC
* CTRL + ALT + INS
* CTRL + ALT + ENTER
* CTRL + ALT + S
* PAGE UP KEY
* PAGE DOWN KEY
* or even both mouse buttons

When holding down F10, there was a sound for about 10-15 beeps, VGA white colored loading line appeared, but PC has again booted normaly.

When pressing down F8, safe mode booting menu appears.
Nothing else.

Here's more info about my PC:
Win XP pro v.2002 SP3,
Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz
2.79GHz, 640 MB RAM

Login is password protected.

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Just confirm that you start tapping the relevant key immediately you power on please.
Is the keyboard USB or PS2? If USB, do you have a PS2 keyboard or an adapter?

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crunchie I use PS2 keyboard, but unfortunately I cannot confirm that I'm tapping the right key. As I wrote before the only menu I can get into is safemode menu. Here's detailed info:

When pressing on F5 at startup:
Please choose an operanting system you want to manage:
Windows XP pro
For advanced boot menu please press F8

When pressing on F8 from menu or at startup:
I get this menu: http://www.sevenforums.com/attachments/tutorials/17232d1247140139-device-manager-access-during-windows-7-installation-install-7-step-1a-safe-mode-.png

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Bob_180_Bob I have already made boot CD couple of days ago, the problem is I cannot boot from CD...
Can't access bios menu.

Edited by ComeAsUR: n/a

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Ok guys, I've managed to solve the problem. I discarted cmos battery, therefore on startup system leeded me to bios menu:
first by pressing F1 and then F2

Thanks to everybody.

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