New motherboard

Ok I went and bought a new MSI PM8M3-V motherboard with a intel celeron 3.0 ghz cpu. I have installed everything and the computer comes on but it does not go past the boot screen and it will not let me hit F10 or F2 does anybody know what to do?

Welcome to CDFreaks!

So your trying to boot from your OS to install windows right? After turning on the power try hitting F11 immediately, You should look at the MOBO manual, on making boot from dvd first! Take look below:

To install Windows by performing a clean installation
You can use the following procedure when performing a clean installation of a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows Vista.

When you perform a clean installation, your existing version of Windows, including all of your files, settings, and programs, is automatically replaced. You can back up your files and settings, but you must manually reinstall your programs and restore backed-up files when the installation is done. For information about how to restore your files after a clean installation, go to How to restore your personal files after you perform a custom installation online.

Perform a clean installation if your computer has no operating system installed, or you want to delete your current operating system and replace it with Windows Vista, or you want to partition your hard disk and install Windows Vista on a specific partition.

Before you install Windows, check your hardware compatibility. Go to the Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor on the Microsoft website. Alternatively, you can run the Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor during installation by clicking Check compatibility online on the Install Windows page. If you start the installation from the installation disc, this link to the Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor does not appear on the Install Windows page.

NoteYou cannot install an upgrade copy of Windows Vista on a partition unless a copy of Windows 2000 or Windows XP is already installed on that partition. Depending on which version if Windows you are upgrading to and from, you might have to perform a clean installation.

  1. Turn on your computer, insert the Windows installation disc into the computer’s DVD or CD drive, and then do one of the following:

• If your computer already has an operating system installed, and if you do not want to create, extend, delete, or format partitions, go to step 2.

• If your computer does not have an operating system installed or if you want to create, extend, delete, or format partitions, you need to restart your computer with the installation disc inserted in your CD or DVD drive. This will cause your computer to start (or “boot”) from the installation CD or DVD. If you are asked to press a key to boot from DVD or CD, press any key. If the Install Windows page appears, go to step 2.

If the Install Windows page does not appear and you’re not asked to press a key to start from DVD or CD, you might have to specify that your computer use its DVD or CD drive as the startup device. This means that you need to set the DVD or CD drive to be the first startup device in the basic input/output system (BIOS). To learn how to do this, see Start Windows from a CD or DVD. After you select your DVD or CD drive as the startup device, restart your computer, and then start Windows from the installation DVD or CD as previously described.

  1. On the Install Windows page, follow any instructions that are displayed, and then click Install now.

  2. On the Get important updates for installation page, we recommend getting the latest updates to help ensure a successful installation and to help protect your computer against security threats. You will need an Internet connection to get installation updates.

  3. On the Type your product key for activation page, we strongly recommend that you type your 25-character product key to help avoid problems during activation.

NoteIf you have an upgrade copy of a 32-bit version of Windows Vista, you will see a message telling you to restart your computer and start Windows installation from within your existing operating system.

  1. On the Please read the license terms page, if you accept the license terms, click I accept the license terms.

  2. On the Which type of installation do you want? page, click Custom.

NoteAfter you click Custom, if you have an upgrade copy of a 64-bit version of Windows Vista and do not have a version of Windows that can be upgraded, the installation cannot continue. You will need to install a copy of Windows 2000 or Windows XP to proceed with this installation method.

  1. On the Where do you want to install Windows? page, select where you want to install Windows.

• If you don’t partition your hard disk, click Next. The installation will start automatically. You might see a compatibility report that lists which programs and software drivers won’t work after the installation. You can resolve any issues after the installation is complete.

• If you have an existing partition and want to have more than one operating system on the same computer, you can install Windows on a specific partition. (This is called a dual-boot or multiboot configuration.) If you do this, be sure to install Windows on a different partition from the partition where your current version of Windows is installed. To install Windows on an existing partition, select the partition you want to use, and then click Next to begin the installation. You might see a compatibility report.

• If you want to create, extend, delete, or format a partition, you must start Windows from the installation DVD or CD. If you did not begin the installation process this way, follow the instructions for starting Windows from the installation DVD or CD that appear in the first step of this procedure, and then follow the instructions on each screen. On the Where do you want to install Windows? page, click Drive options (advanced), click the option you want, and then follow the instructions. Click Next to begin the installation. You might see a compatibility report.

  1. Follow the instructions.

Good luck, with this install of your OS. Take care.

Are you trying to get into the bios?
If so try the Delete key sometimes thats the key you need.

If that’s not what your needing can you be a little more specific at what you are trying to do.

BTW Welcome to CDFreaks

Like bean said the Del key usually gets you into the bios. Another thing to try is to clear the CMOS on the MB.

[QUOTE=redneckgirl38483;2291424]Ok I went and bought a new MSI PM8M3-V motherboard with a intel celeron 3.0 ghz cpu. I have installed everything and the computer comes on but it does not go past the boot screen and it will not let me hit F10 or F2 does anybody know what to do?[/QUOTE]
It’s the DELETE key that your board uses to take you to BIOS setup.
When there, see to it that CD-ROM is set to 1st Boot Device.

Better yet, here is your manual…get thoroughly aquainted with your board before jumping too far: (pun intended :bigsmile:)


Grab manual ver. 1.2

[QUOTE=jflan;2291638]It’s the DELETE key that your board uses to take you to BIOS setup.
When there, see to it that CD-ROM is set to 1st Boot Device.

Better yet, here is your manual…get thoroughly aquainted with your board before jumping too far: (pun intended :bigsmile:)


Grab manual ver. 1.2[/QUOTE]

Thanks jflan, your the man!

Thank you all for your help what it was I had ordered high density memory and it was interfering with my computer even booting. So I took it out and everything is fine now so thanks for your help.

redneckgirl38483

Sounds great , Glad you got it up and running.

Forgot about that old ram issue,I guess old problems keep coming back to remind us.