How many times have you rebooted a server from a remote location, hoping that it will come back online. Its happened to me alot. I keep on pinging the server hoping so see reply back, but instead, i wait and wait and all i see are reply time outs.
When I ask my remote hands people, i have them connect a KVM to see what the error message is, only for them to tell me the server is at:
Press F1 To Continue
Well, next time this happens to you, tell your remote hands people to disable it. How do you disable it? well, i will show you:
first get into the BIOS, in this example guide, i will be using an intel board i use for a customer's web site.
Step 1. So, this is the error message you will see (or your remote hands people)
Step 2. To go to the BIOS configuration, in my case, i am going to press "Delete" button. One i am in the BIOS, I am going to look for the "HALT ON" Option. Select it and choose the "No Errors" Options.
Step 3. Save your changes and rebootSUMMARY: So what does all this mean? most likely you are not going to have the same BIOS as I do. But the idea is the same and simple:
1. access your BIOS - you can access your BIOS when the computer is starting up. usually pressing F2 or Delete or Esc will give you access to BIOS
2. once you are in bios, go into the Boot section and look for anything that would stop the computer if no floppy drive is found.
Newer computers dont come with floppy drives, so this should not be an issue with new computers.
i want to help as much people as i can, can you please tell me what kind of machine you are using when you got this error... please.
Manufacturer: (example, HP)
Type: (server or pc)
Any other information others can find useful.
Fri May 10, 2013
thanks it works :)
hope you can others too
Wed Apr 10, 2013
PC :Hp Compaq 7100dc ,
Installed cooler controller and now hi is giving this error every time i turn it on... :( Iam trying to turn it into little server...
Wed Mar 13, 2013
happened probably a month ago.
and ive tried a couple different key boards and none of them will let me select f1 for setup nor f2 for continue. it will start up come to that screen and then stay. any help would be great thanks
Sat May 19, 2012
i try this but not solved problem
Sun May 13, 2012
Thanks, your ideas worked
Wed May 09, 2012
looks very promissing forum to solve UR tech probs
Mon Apr 30, 2012
hi thanks dude..!!
i have a problem i could not have display on my monitor. only one dot like " - " blink on screen what can i do.
my laptop is asus i3 and i inslalled win 7 on my pc.
Sat Dec 15, 2012
First one check directly bios. Run up and down arrows 5 minutes. save bias setting default. Restart the system. Same problem issued? Check your Hard disk.(hdd is temp memory only accepted) So you change hdd.
Sat Apr 14, 2012
Tue Apr 10, 2012
Just perfect !!!!! after 5 hour with this problem and too many sites, you solve my problem in 2 second. THANKS A LOT.
Mon Mar 26, 2012
I have the F1 problem on a Dell Dimension 4700 and a Dell Optiplex GX280
Mon Mar 19, 2012
The problem happened on
1. Dell Server (Power Edge 2600 server )computer
would you please show me the steps how to disable the message "Press f1 to continue"
Tue Mar 13, 2012
dear kindly tell me woh to remove f1 start option from my system my system is hp dx66100 mt dx439av
system bios 786 v02.15
and kindly send me link for im install bios for my system
and plz tell my how to install bios plz help me im very needfull.
Sat Mar 03, 2012
Great answer, you save my time....thanks!
Fri Feb 10, 2012
Most excellent! I have been searching for an answer to this problem for hours. Such a simple solution. Thank you.
Fri Jan 27, 2012
i have same problem with my clone pc, it only display intel and at the bottom f2 for bios f10 boot menu and freezes needs f1 to continue windows