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PowerEdge Servers: Disable the "F1/F2 Prompt Error" function

Summary: Steps to disable the F1/F2 prompt at system start, when PowerEdge servers run with unsupported configurations.

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Symptoms

When your PowerEdge server is running with unsupported configurations, the system will stop at each start and request for confirmation by pressing F1 to continue or F2 for entering System BIOS. To avoid this interruption, this function can be disabled.

SLN305518_en_US__1icon Note: The F1/F2 prompt also includes keyboard errors.
SLN305518_en_US__2icon Caution: When setting this option to disabled, the system will not halt if an error occurs during POST. Any critical errors will be displayed and logged in the system event log.

Change F1/F2 Prompt on 12G and 13G PowerEdge servers

To change the F1/F2 Prompt settings, perform the following steps:

  1. Turn on, or restart your system.

  2. Press F2 immediately after you see the following message:
    F2 = System Setup

  3. On the System Setup Main Menu screen, click System BIOS.

  4. On the System BIOS screen, click Miscellaneous Settings.

  5. Change F1/F2 Prompt on Error to the preferred status.

  6. Leave the System Settings and restart the server.


Change F1/F2 Prompt on 11G and earlier PowerEdge servers

To change the F1/F2 Prompt settings, perform the following steps:

  1. Turn on, or restart your system.

  2. Press F2 immediately after you see the following message:
    F2 = System Setup

  3. On the System Setup Main Menu screen, use the arrow keys to scroll down to F1/F2 Prompt on Error

  4. Change the setting to the preferred status by using "+" or "-" key.

  5. Press "Esc" to exit and restart the server.


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Article Properties


Affected Product

PowerEdge

Last Published Date

21 Feb 2021

Version

3

Article Type

Solution