Boot Issue's & Security Software trouble

Hi,
 
I re-installed Vista today but now my McAfee security is gone from the PC and the re-install disc never came with the PC. Is there anyway of getting it back as there is almost a year still left on the subscription?
 
Also everytime I turn on my PC a menu comes up saying press 'F1 to continue or F2 to enter set-up', this happens everytime but when i press F1 it goes to the log on screen. Could my Boot sequence be out of sync??
 
Any help appreciated,
 
Paul
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kirkd
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Re: Boot Issue's & Security Software trouble

Do you get any other message with the F1/F2 ? Usually, you need to go to the system BIOS (F2) to make a change in the BIOS, then you will not get this message.
Dimension 9100, Dual-Boot Win XP / Vista Home Premium, 3.0 GHz P4, 3 GB DDR2 533 MHz RAM, 160 GB SATA II Samsung (XP), 300 GB SATA II Seagate (Vista), 250 GB SimpleTech USB (WD Drive), Nvidia Go 6800 (425/825 MHz - XP, 400/800 MHz - Vista, Driver - 163.75), Dell 1901 UltraSharp FP

Inspiron E1705, Win Vista Premium, T7200 Core 2 Duo (4MB, 2.0 GHz 667MHz), 2 GB DDR2 677 MHz RAM, 120 GB Samsung HD, Nvidia Go 7900 GS - 156.69 Driver, 17” Sharp UltraSharp TrueLife Wide-Screen WUXGA

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discostu668
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Re: Boot Issue's & Security Software trouble

you can try contacting dell to see if they can supply a reinstallation disc for your virus software.
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Re: Boot Issue's & Security Software trouble

Do you know what change I need to make in the BIOS after pressing F2. I am not too familiar with the menu (s) that appear and i don't want to cause any damage to the PC?
 
McAfee helped me out with the security software, as it was registered I can download off there site until it expires.
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kirkd
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Re: Boot Issue's & Security Software trouble

It's impossible to say without seeing the BIOS. You should go through all the settings and see what may not be correct. Could be the Boot sequence. Post back with what doesn't look right. Did the F1/F2 message begin right after the re-install, or sometime later?
 
Dimension 9100, Dual-Boot Win XP / Vista Home Premium, 3.0 GHz P4, 3 GB DDR2 533 MHz RAM, 160 GB SATA II Samsung (XP), 300 GB SATA II Seagate (Vista), 250 GB SimpleTech USB (WD Drive), Nvidia Go 6800 (425/825 MHz - XP, 400/800 MHz - Vista, Vista Driver - 163.75), Dell 1901 UltraSharp FP

Inspiron E1705, Win Vista Premium, T7200 Core 2 Duo (4MB, 2.0 GHz 667MHz), 2 GB DDR2 677 MHz RAM, 120 GB Samsung HD, Nvidia Go 7900 GS - 156.69 Driver, 17” Sharp UltraSharp TrueLife Wide-Screen WUXGA

XPS M1530, Win 10 CU Pro 32-bit
Inspiron E1705, Win 10 CU Pro 32-bit
Dimension 9100, Win 10 AU Pro 32 bit
Inspiron 660, Win 10 CU 64 bit
Inspiron 3668, Win 10 CU 64 bit
Asus T100 Tablet, Windows 10 CU 32 bit

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