Solved avoid press f1 to continue after automatic updates applied

August 15, 2013 at 05:48:36
Specs: Windows XP
Windows server 2008. Every Wed. morning after the Tues. evening MS Updates, the server hangs on reboot with "press f1 to continue" . How can I fix this?

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August 15, 2013 at 06:02:19
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the F1 to continue during post usually means that setting in the bios needs setting correctly, i have seen this when

1) keyboard is not detected
2) mouse is not detected
3) a floppy drive is enabled in bios when no floppy drive is installed

on my machine when i updated the bios it had enabled drive B which does exist and was a floppy drive, this caused my machine to hang during post and required F1 to continue.

You can also change a setting which is something like "Continue booting on error" on my motherboards bios i have the option to "require the user to press F1 on error" or ignore the error state and continue.

Hope this helps

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August 16, 2013 at 08:19:01
This can also be an indication the cmos battery needs to be replaced on the mainboard.

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August 19, 2013 at 08:08:10
F1 issue gone! had checked the bios before but had not scrolled dwon far enough to find the issue.. this fixed it! thank you so much!

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August 19, 2013 at 09:03:57
Awesome, thanks for letting us know and glad we could help

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