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Windows 7: Start up F1 message

30 Mar 2013   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
Start up F1 message

When I cut my computer on it prompts me to press F1 to reboot or F2 to set up utilities. I just had Microsoft upgrade my computer to Windows 7 from Vista due to problems with my computer. I have never had this problem before and Microsoft has spent over 30 hours trying to fix the problem with no luck. Any suggestion on how to fix this issue?? Thanks

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30 Mar 2013   #2

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

Have you gone into your bios and reset everything, that`s all you should have to do. After you do that 1 time you should no longer get that message. Go in set your boot order, disable a floppy drive if you don`t use one. Turn numlock on, things like that. Check the date and time etc.
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30 Mar 2013   #3
Microsoft MVP


Let's make sure you have a perfect install on a completely clean slate. Back up your files, gather your program installers, back up your browser favorites and the other preparations shown in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Then unplug all other HD's and peripherals,

Boot into BIOS setup, reset to defaults, save changes. If an EFI BIOS, enable Legacy BIOS or Compatibility Support Module, set DVD drive first to boot, HD second. Then set SATA controller to AHCI. Save changes and Exit.

Then boot into installer DVD or flash stick burned or written using tool and latest ISO for your licensed OS version here.

At first installer screen Press Shift + F10 to open a Command Box, type:

SELECT DISK 0 (after confirming Windows 7 target HD #)
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY SIZE=102400 (for 100gb partition, adjust as desired)

Next click Install Now, then Custom install to Clean Install Windows 7 to the partition you created. If it fails then report back at which step and the verbatim error message.

In addition read over these steps to understand the tools and methods which work best to get and maintain a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. The steps are the same for retail.

After install you can adjust partition size or Create new partitions for data, etc. in Disk Mgmt.You are creating the partition here for the purpose of marking it Active which overcomes certain install failures.
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31 Mar 2013   #4

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

It looks like this problem occurs at the bios before he even gets to windows.
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