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#1 Mooky

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Posted 13 October 2014 - 09:04 PM

Note:  I'm posting the following here becuz "KirkD" in the Dell Forums wuz absolutely no help.

I'm having a problem entering System Setup on my Dell Inspiron 3646.  The manual says too press F2 immediately when the prompt appears after the keyboard initializes during POST, but it never does. I suspect there's also a boot menu, I never see an F12 prompt either. Even if either prompt appeared, I wouldn't be able to press it in time due to my slow reflexes, which tends to be one of the effects of Ataxic Cerebral Palsy.

It wuz so easy to get to the boot menu on my old OptiPlex 755...just press F12 once as soon as the Dell logo comes up, the PC would beep, and the boot menu appears with options to boot to the HDD, optical drive, or USB device; or enter System Setup.

So my question is, is there any way to force my PC to show the boot menu every time I boot/reboot without having to press F12?

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Posted 26 October 2014 - 05:41 AM

Have you tried just hitting the F2 or F12 key repeatedly the instant your computer turns on, regardless of whether you see the prompt or not? That's what I usually do, actually, and it seems to usually work. Or if you can't hit the key rapidly like that, maybe just hold it down?

Edit: Ok, I just tried booting my computer up and just holding the F2/12 key down the instant I hit the power button, and it does go into the proper menu if I do it that way.

Edited by Raina, 26 October 2014 - 05:45 AM.


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#3 Mooky

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Posted 28 October 2014 - 04:38 PM

It worked. Thanks.

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Posted 03 November 2014 - 08:28 AM

You're welcome. Glad I could be of help. :)

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