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Wont start up

When i turn th pc on it says press ESC to change boot order
press F2 to enter setup, F12 to boot from lan.how do i get the
pc to work?

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Try pressing escape and setting up the local hard disk (C:\) as the boot media. This (if there is an operating system installed) will boot to the hard disk. Try that and see if it works for you bud.

If that doesn't work, try putting your recovery disc into the CD-Rom drive then restarting. It should load up the CD's software and you can go from there.

Try these solutions and see if they work, If they don't, simply reply and we'll go into a little more detail with figuring out what happened.


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