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BIOS I've built a PC from scratch and when I turn it on it says press the "Delete" button to enter "Setup" and the "Tab" button to enter Bios message. So I've tried pressing the Delete button to enter Setup, and the following screen says "Entering Setup....." but nothing happens. I've waited and waited for hours but it does nothing. I've also tried pressing the "Tab" button and the Bios message comes up but nothing else happens. Any help would be much appreciated, thank you.

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Hi there:
it looks like there is somthing not hooked up or set up correctly i would first hit the esc key whren this appears and see what that does than double check the jumpers on the harddrive to ensure that it is being assigned as master and than check the cd rom if this is ok and you are positive of this unplug the all cords and cables to the harddrive first and try it ,, and if it still comes up unplug the cd rom and try it again and doble check that every thing else is properly installed from the powersupply to the motherboard and make sure that you have the harddrive properly assigned ie master/ slave ok let me know how this works for you
best regards mike

Posted on Feb 18, 2009

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