Dell BIOS screen question

By nancymaggie
Nov 6, 2009
  1. GM, i have a dell inspiron 531 when turned on it goes into f1 to boot or f2 to set up
    how do i fix this. running windows vista
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Try repairing Vista startup by booting from a Vista install DVD and selecting the repair options. If you press F1, will Vista start, or do you get a black screen?
  3. nancymaggie

    nancymaggie TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Dell Inspiron 531

    No black screen, I get the screen with the SATA settings and it tells me to F1 to reboot or F2 to set up settings.
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Either your Hard Drive(s) are configured incorrectly or the boot drive settings have changed. The C drive may have gone bad
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