Press F1 or F2 key

Dell Inspiron 545 mt desktop
November 30, 2010 at 07:17:08
Specs: Windows Vista
Got a Thnk Point spy and in trying to eradicate it, I now have to press F1 or F2 to load. How can I go straight to load? Thanks

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#1
November 30, 2010 at 08:12:55
I would suggest starting at the top with what you are doing to get you to this state.

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November 30, 2010 at 09:18:25
Ok, the top...Dell desktop running Vista. While Grandson was using the computer a screen came up with a Think Point Program saying a virus was detected and to scan. My husband x'd it off and it began to load something. I came in and had to pull the power cord to stop the download. When I rebooted, a reddish screen came on with the "Think Point" thing again.

The only thing that I could get to was Task Manager and was able to delete the hotfix.exe (which I found out was the spy). Then I tried to reboot in safe mode and I guess somehow I changed the settings...

I tried to go back on the set-up screen (F2) and select default and then save, but I still get the black screen with a choice to select F1 to continue or F2 for setup.

It's not the end of the world but it is annoying. Thanks for trying to help. :-)


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#3
November 30, 2010 at 09:34:50
F1 and F2 are bios keys and indicate, if you can't boot, you lost the master boot record.

First step is boot the vista cd and go into recovery console to run the utilities fixmbr and fixboot.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927392

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#4
November 30, 2010 at 09:51:05
I can still boot up by pressing F1 but I have to do that every time.

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#5
November 30, 2010 at 17:43:24
Thanks for trying to help. I figured it out!!! After restarting again, I noticed a 'diskette drive 0 seek failure' message and googled it. Turns out the A drive was enabled and had to be disabled and now PC loads as before...without the press F1 or F2.

Again, THANK YOU!


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December 1, 2010 at 08:13:06
Glad you worked it out and thanks for posting the results.

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