What does press F1 to run setup mean?

If new hardware was recently installed in your computer, you may receive the prompt “Press F1 or F2 to enter setup”. If you receive this message, the BIOS needs you to verify the configuration of your new hardware. Enter the CMOS setup, verify or change your hardware settings, save your configuration, and exit.

What does it mean to run the setup utility?

The computer BIOS setup utility (also known as the CMOS setup) is the place where you can change a few basic computer hardware settings. If these don’t work, then your computer will specify on startup such as (press ******* to enter setup) or it will be mentioned in your manual.

Why do I always have to press F1 to continue the boot process?

Hello, usually you have to press F1 for every reboot when the time/date on your computer is not correct. When you restart your computer go into BIOS and set the right time and date. Also, when you start seeing this is because the CMOS battery on your motherboard might need to be replaced.

What happens if you press F1?

F1. The F1 key’s most popular use is as a request for help, which applies on almost every device. This may just be the Settings menu, or a web page with support. Similarly, holding down the Windows key while you press F1 usually opens Windows’ help and support center.

How do you fix strike the F1 key to continue F2 to run the setup utility?


  1. Press the “F2” key to enter system setup.
  2. Arrow down to “F1/F2 Prompt on Error”
  3. Select “Disable”
  4. Press
  5. Select “Exit and Save Changes” and press

Do I press F1 or F2?

Pressing F1 allows the system to boot from the array/drives connected to the 1200A controller, while pressing F2 causes the system to enter the system Bios.

How to skip ” strike the F1 key to continue, F2 to run the setup utility?

“strike the f1 key to continue, f2 to run the setup utility”. 1 person had this problem. 09-29-2004 07:14 PM hmm.. why not fix the problem that is giving you the error instead of disabling the warning?

What’s the F2 key for the setup utility?

“Alert! cover was previously removed. Strike the f1 key to continue, f2 to run the setup utility.” I googeled the alert message and followed a suggestion that I change the bios setting: “strike the f1 key to continue, f2 to run the setup utility”. 03-28-2012 12:12 PM Please tell me the model of your Dell desktop and your operating system.

What does no bootable devices, strike F1 to retry boot?

The other day i was using it and everything was fine and i shut it down normally, and the next morning i go to turn it on and i get a black screen with the words “No bootable devices, strike f1 to retry boot, f2 for setup utility, press f5 to run onboard diagnostics” posted at the top of the screen.

How to run the setup utility on a Dell laptop?

Open BIOS Setup and write down all the current settings. Reinstall the battery (right-side-up!) Reboot and go directly into BIOS Setup again. Make sure all settings match what you wrote down. Be sure to save any changes before exiting BIOS Setup. 03-30-2012 10:58 AM I’m sure .. the Chassis Intrusion still set OFF ! strike the F1 key to …..