POST issue

By DaMak420
Nov 16, 2008
  1. Hey, not a major issue, but an annoying one.

    When my computer begins to POST..... is stops and asks me to press F1 to continue, or Delete to enter setup. The annoying part, is it sits there and waits for me to press a button.

    If I turn the computer on as i walk by, and come back 5 mins later, it is still waiting.

    I couldn't find an option in the BIOS.... did i miss it?
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    The F1 to continue issue, means it is stopping on error (sometimes stated as " stop on all errors" in Bios setup)
    It may be something as simple as "Floppy enabled" when you don't have a floppy drive
    Or it can be as critical as a HardDrive not being picked up properly by the boot order
    Sometimes it can even be a CMOS battery (on PCs) that requires replacing

    You can refer here for more info:
  3. DaMak420

    DaMak420 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 189

    haha damn floppy drive was enabled.

    I looked at the stupid computer and said "WHAT FLOPPY DRIVE!"

    Thanks Kim.
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    quite common

    Thanks for the update :grinthumb
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