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NewBeeMan102
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Need to change boot sequence

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HP Pavilion a6009n PC
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I want to install Windows 10 Home Edition on a new hard drive i put in an HP Pavilion a6009n PC.  Trying to get into the BIOS to change boot sequence.  I tried every function key and other ways with no luck.  Any suggestions would be helpfull.

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On the newer PCs holding the Esc key down while powering up should bring up a menu to choose a way to enter the setup menu.  From there you can change the boot sequence.


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Another thing to try:

 

* turn the computer off;

* press and hold down any key on your keyboard;

* turn the computer on;

 

If you are "lucky", you might get a message like  "keyboard error. Press <BLAH> to enter BIOS SETUP".

Release the key that you have been holding down.

Press that <BLAH> key, whatever it is.

 

 

 

 

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On the newer PCs holding the Esc key down while powering up should bring up a menu to choose a way to enter the setup menu.  From there you can change the boot sequence.  THIS did not work.  It is NOT a newer PC.  It is a HP Pavilion a6009n PC.  It originally ran Vista.  The hd was shot.  Put in a new hd, dvd re-write and power supply.  Trying to install Windows 10 but unable to get in the BIOS.  Any ideas?

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OK the typical key to open the BIOS is F10, I believe.  It has to been done before anything else starts, in other words start tapping F10 as soon as the power button is pressed.


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The problem was the keyboard itself.  The PC is an older model and I am using a keyboard with a USB connector.  None of the keys are being recognized.  I ordered a usb to ps/2 convertor which I hope will work.

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Ok.  That is a problem sometimes with a PC that needs a PS/2 type keyboard.  Hopefully that will solve the keyboard not being recognized.  Keep in mind that does not always solve the problem and you might need to buy a real PS/2 keyboard for entering the BIOS sequence.


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