Re: F8 Key not responding when tapped during bootup.
by standeb - 3/3/10 7:57 AM
I run Windown XP Pro, SP3 and my system information are as follows:-
OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name HOME-B9E38DFE7D
System Manufacturer To Be Filled By O.E.M.
System Model To Be Filled By O.E.M.
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 107 Stepping 1 AuthenticAMD ~1807 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. P1.50, 05/02/2009
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale Trinidad and Tobago
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111)"
User Name HOME-B9E38DFE7D\Smarty Computer
Time Zone SA Western Standard Time
Total Physical Memory 2,048.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 1.02 GB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
Page File Space 3.60 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys
In July last year or thereabout, I had a clean installation of my operating system done. I have noticed on several occasions that I get no response from the F8 key to go into safe mode or to get Last Known good configeration that worked. I spoke to the techy about it and he told me to use F11 but that does not work as well. He also seemed to do nothing about it when he last checked the system. I suspect that he has left some things undone so that I would call him if anything occurred (trick in trade).
I also notice that during bootup, a windows security notification comes up informing me "Your computer may be at risk. No firewall is on." About two seconds later it disappears and returns showing that "Firewall is on".
These instances have now become a nag which infuriates me, hence this thread.
I am indeed greatful for any assistance given from this forum with respect to the instances above mentioned.
Thank you in advance.