By zhivago
Jun 28, 2007
  1. I Have A Packard Bell And Have Just Had To Reformat The Hard Drive
    Before I Started I Pressed F12 To Bring Up Boot Sequance To Change To Boot From Cd Rom Now I Have Reinstalled Windows F12 Wont Work To Bring Up Boot To Change To Hard Drive Can Anyone Point Me In The Right Direction Thankyou
  2. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    I would think you could just go into bios (F2 on boot maybe) and change it there. Without specific PB model etc it's not definite.
  3. zhivago

    zhivago TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I Have Tried That But Dose Not Make Any Diffrence Dont Know Why F12 Dose Not Work Now
  4. herr5407

    herr5407 TS Rookie Posts: 101

    Does it give you an error message if you don't press F12?
    Are you able to boot into Windows without hitting F12?
  5. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    Is that one of those weird laptops with the F key to enable different functions?

    Does it have a model and type or do you want us just to guess at stuff?

  6. zhivago

    zhivago TS Rookie Topic Starter


    When You Switch On It Dose Not Go On To Windows But On To A Screen Which Ask Whitch O/s Do You Want To Connect One Dose Nthing And The Other Take You To Windows Start Up Then Every Thing Ok
    How Do I Get To Just Going Right On To Windows Without This First Screen Coming Up
  7. herr5407

    herr5407 TS Rookie Posts: 101

    It sounds like you need to edit your boot.ini but I wouldn't suggest that if your not used to the process as it can cripple your system.

    BUT you can do it if you want. Go to start >> run. Type msconfig. Go to the boot.ini tab and look for a timeout box. Change that to 0.

    or you could also try to delete the entry that doesn't work. Once again, if it's as little as choosing the correct one and it still works, I would just leave it since you can prevent your computer from booting but making a simple typo.
  8. zhivago

    zhivago TS Rookie Topic Starter

    did as you said but timeout would only let me set to 3 seconds but this works
    as it goes on to windows after 3 seconds thankyou very much for your help
    and everyone else
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