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Reinstalled xp after formatting drive,cannot complete installation as the 3 options to either continue or exit are greyed out,i know there is a bios fault with this model of siemens(amilo pro 710),had it formatted before by a repair guy who used an external usb board,i cannot get that to work,any suggestions? thanks

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When booting from the Windows CD try pressing 'F5' , it will ask you what kind of setup you want (Standard or Other) choose standard and hey presto!

Let me know if this works.

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You need to flash the bios or upgrade the bios. for bios upgrade go to the For all your queries regarding how to upgrade click on the following link:

http://www.fujitsu-siemens.co.uk/rl/servicesupport/techsupport/lifebook/General/FAQ/Amilofaq.html

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