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When you boot your computer it offers you a chance to enter setup... usually del(ete) key or f11. if neither of those work ... watch as you boot up ... it will show you the key to hit to enter setup.
look for boot options... often in the second menu on the left hand side list.

Robert

Posted on Sep 07, 2008

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