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hp compaq 7700 cmt
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Hi All, this pc will not boot up without pressing F1 to boot when prompted, any ideas?? been like this for yrs

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I have gone from xp pro to win 7 pro to win 10 pro, still same,have to hit F1 to boot up, Im starting to think it may need a Bio's update, I have the 786 E1 vo1.10 in it now,is there a update any newer then this one?? 

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Usually there will be a message or error on the screen then asking you to hit F1 to continue. Is that the case? Is there a message displayed?

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Correct, what does the message say?

 

Also, how old is your PC? Perhaps BIOS battery needs replacing (F1 usually loads default system configuration - which would be lost if BIOS memory is not sustained).

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the pc is a 2005, hp compaq dc 7700 cmt dual core, the cmos battery is brand new and I tested it with a volt meter..

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OK, what does the message say then?

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thats it.. it's haunted.. it's been doing the F1 thing  for 6 years now.. just fired it up to write down the error message and it just went ahead and booted on up by the time I retrieved a pen & paper.., never done that before.. maybe the windows 10 upgrade fixed it... thanks for all replies,repost again if it starts up again

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