How to Disable 'Press F1 To Continue' Error During Boot

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this step by step tutorial guide will show how to fix Press F1 To Continue error you get when your computer is booting up. Will show you with pictures how to configure in the BIOS to fix the error message.
Hi!, thanks for visiting my page here, today, i am going to show you how to fix this annoying error when you boot your computer. just follow the instructions below.

The reason why you are getting this fatal error is because you may have a computer with a floppy drive. in the old days, old computers came with floppy drives, these drives usually had the operating system install and the computer would boot from floppy drives.. I still have my 5 floppy drives to boot windows 2000. Anyway, mother boards came installed by default to first boot from floppy drives and then from the hard drive and then from the CD ROM. But computer now boot from the hard drive as the default. So to fix this, just simply go to your BIOS configuration look for in the boot order menu, put the floppy drive as the last, or if your BIOS allows it, remove it from the boot order and you wont have this issue anymore.

How many times have you rebooted a server from a remote location, hoping that it will come back online. Its happens to me a lot. 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, DEL to enter SETUP

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. Once 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 reboot


SUMMARY: 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 don't 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)
Model (DL360)
Type: (server or pc)
Any other information others can find useful.


thanks a lots.....................
Terrific, takes me less of one minute to fix this problem that make return 2 motherboards, thinking that the problem was in the motherboard, with this F1 issue, thanks again and keep helping people in problems like me.
thanks a lot for help, tooks 30 sec. only, was so easy
Thanks a lot for your help. But I tried many times as I mentioned above, my pc is not still working properly. My PC is gigabyte. I don't know what to do. Pls, help me how to solve my PC problem. Thanks, With Regards!
floppy error [40] i tryed every possible way to fix this , the mans a genius 10 out of 10
thanks steve
Thought it couldn't be much wrong, but oh how easy to fix with this persons knowledge, genius. Pat.
so i also had the same problems with my computer saying "flopy disk faild press f1 to continue or del to setup" and it was fixed by what you said about the (halt at no errors) on the bios.

i would also like to say that i am not a coputer geek nor know even what type of computer i have. witch is really sad. but here is what i do know .....

i have a AMD athlon 64 processor 3000 ...and my bios version is v1.6 062305...and
a phoenix-award bios cmos..
im also runing Windows Xp home edition..
and i have a DSG system name on the front of my coputer. does this make any sence? lol it dosent for me. when i have a problem with my coputer i serach for an answer from coputer gods like as yourself. thanks alot and hope to hear from you
Ossam!!!!!!!!!! man trying to solve this probleum from past 9 months, but thanks to you.......
Thanks a lot!
Hi, Thanks a lot for your idea. It really worked. You are simply superb. Thanks a lot again. Regards Surendar
Muchas Gracias Thanks a lot
Thx a lot man....ur the best!!
nice buddy....this s nice post...
Thanx man.
thanks for valuable information.............. a lot
thanks for valuable information........
A very big thanks for your valuable information & your open mind to share with those who don't know it before now, thanks ones again.
THANKS ...................
HI, This is good post,but we have Dell PE R410 server, which being restart uncertainly since last month. cuold anybody tell me what might b the problem?

THANKS A LOT! Really helps!
Ubsolutely well...this is a good tip .thanks guys really appreciate.
Holy crap I've been trying to figure this out forever. I didn't search very hard, but now that I've got a bunch of remote servers that won't come up, I'm glad you posted this. Thanks man!
Wow ! so good i have clear my PC, thank you to help me can fix my pc
hi, i have same issue when i unplug the power supply from source, it keeps me from "press F1 to continue" but i already did follow from what you said above. could you help me with this? My bios: Biostar (award) Pocessor: AMD board Thanks in advance.
Thanks a lot I have been battling with this problem for so long now...Thank you very much.
Thanks for this post. It reqlly helps.
Hello, My PC also have this problem, but i cannot find the 'halt on'. my PC is samsung brand. thank you
Hullow, I've tried several times running windows xp on my PC but when it restarts during installation,it presents "F1:BOOT" & When i press it, installation starts all again Help me please! My PC is Compaq,(Pentium III) Thanks alot, David
intel hp dc 7700 can u help me out how to disable it...o shall be thankful to you regards: waleed
This was Such a Wonderful Information. It Really Worked for Me in my Computer. Am Running on Windows XP SP3. Thank You Very Much.
thanks a lot...
i am using pc and my os is win xP..AMD board
Hey that was ...!
thank you so much
i have an HP compaq dc7800 running Intel Q35 Express Chipset. The bios doesn't have any feature to turn off the errors
thank u!!! i done it
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
Most excellent! I have been searching for an answer to this problem for hours. Such a simple solution. Thank you.
Great answer, you save my time....thanks!
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.
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"
I have the F1 problem on a Dell Dimension 4700 and a Dell Optiplex GX280
Just perfect !!!!! after 5 hour with this problem and too many sites, you solve my problem in 2 second. THANKS A LOT.
Manufacturer: Redfox Model nop Type: desktop
hi thanks dude..!! its works 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.
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.
looks very promissing forum to solve UR tech probs
Thanks, your ideas worked
i try this but not solved problem
hi how to remove F1 in bios system plz helf me
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In my system key board port is damaged. so no key board is working then how to press DEL or any key?
thanks this is right and donning me
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
PC :Hp Compaq 7100dc ,
Type: Desktop
Installed cooler controller and now hi is giving this error every time i turn it on... :( Iam trying to turn it into little server...
thanks it works :)

hope you can others too
i could not get into the bios for this model (hp proliant ml350p gen8). i try to boot from harddisk itself instead of cdrom but still it prompt me to press f1 to continue.
has the same in acer models name vertion please same how rectify this error. thank q
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