And you'll get to the BIOS setup screen.
I've been to the ASUS forum but it seems this issue is generic to Win7 and not tied to the brand of MOB?
I repeat the info and maybe there's a logical answer?
Running Win7 Pro 64-bit using motherboard ASUS P8P67 LE Rev 3.0 with two Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB drives and 8GB RAM.
My problem is all of a sudden I can longer boot up, I can only get to 'Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically.'
It may indicate that my C partition damaged, I'm not sure. What I want is to set my DVD drive to run first so that I can insert the original OS disk and do a repair run.
I'm not sure if my BIOS is set to start with the DVD drive? In the past I've used the CD/DVD drive regularly w/o any problems (Samsung SH-S223C).
This morning I got lucky and F8 reacted and gave these options (doesn't always work):
Please select boot device:
P2: WDC WD10EALX-009BAO
P1: WDC WD10EALX-009BAO
P3: TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S223C
USB Mass Storage Device
UEFI: P3: TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S223C
I didn't know which to select but I know the first two will be the hard drives and therefore selected the 3rd option.
Immediately again got the scanning action and thereafter "Windows cannot repair this computer automatically".
Once that happens I cannot do anything, no mouse and no keyboard, forced to switched off.
I'll prefer to get to the std blue DOS BIOS window because I'm more familiar with it but do not know how?
Any suggestion or tips most welcome.