Black and white screen on startup

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    XPnavigator

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    When I log on I now get a black and white screen which gives me the option of "Press F1 to continue or press F2 to enter setup" this has suddenly appeared from nowhwere and I would like to know if it can be stopped. If I press F1 my pc continues to down load as normal and all programmes appear to function OK. If I press F2 I do go to the setup page,

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    Aunty Jack

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    Sounds a bit like your CMOS battery is dead.

    Usually the CMAS battery is a CE2032 type available almost everywhere for about $2.00 or $3.00.

    Best way to see if the CMOS battery is dead is check the time/date in the BIOS screen.
    If the date/time is way in the past, dead battery.

    Cheers,

    Aunty Jack.
     
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    Many thanks for the response but my bios time and date are both spot on. All my settings regarding boot up seem to be correct but I am confused why I don't start windows without the prompt from the F1 key. I then have to choose a profile which is succesfull ie #1. The pc then boots up normally.
     
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