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Arrow keys do not work in Bios

F2 into Bios. I need to change time, date and remove internal hard drive password. Left/Right arrow keys will not function to change the above mentioned.

Dell D600 A16 bios version. Options to change time, date and internal hard drive password specifically say to use right left arrow keys.

Bubbabear: Thanks for the suggestion but + plus or - minus keys did not work.

Any other help would be appreciated.

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