I have a Dell Optiplex G1 computer. Whenever I use to turn it on it would ask me to press F1 or F2 and it would then load windows XP however now once I do try to press on F1 or F2 nothing happens. Does anyone know how I can by pass this?
ok. all pc's at the start up would ask you to press F1, F2, DELETE, ESC, F10, F12 these key are to trouble shoot your computer first it will send you to the BIOS where you can see all the information about your pc. if you don't press any key it will continue to the operating system.
solution press the key F2 when you get to the BIOS select boot press enter and select boot from cd
then press F8 to the agreement screen
then select the C: drive to reinstall your operating system
the follow the screen.....good luck
I get the same F1 and F2 error on my optiplex. The computer will boot if the windows xp cd is in the cd-rom drive, even though I do not select boot from CD. When I reinstall windows, the computer boots fine, but as soon as I restart the computer without the windows CD in the cd-drive the computer returns to the F1 and F2 error. It seems to be some sort of software error. Any suggestions?