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Floppy drive ok yes then in that case the BIO's / CMOS. you refer to as pushing a button on start up to get to would be the F1 on a HP like you have kindly listed for me but just to let U know like i have also stated i have done been to the DOS mode..whitch you should then know that DOS mode is BIO's / CMOS. so still no help, I appreciate you keep trying to help tho. plz try again ..ding..

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    j bowser Oct 15, 2008

    sorry was a repeat

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ALR PC: (F2) or Ctrl+Alt+Esc
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AST, Advantage, Award, Tandon: - Ctrl+Alt+Esc
Award BIOS: (Del) or Ctrl+Alt+Esc
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Dell: - F1 or Del.
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IBM PS/2: Ctrl+Alt+Ins after Ctrl+Alt+Del
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Packard Bell: - F1 or F2
Phoenix BIOS: (F1), (F2), or Ctrl+Alt+Esc
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Phoenix BIOS: - Ctrl+Alt+Ins
Sharp Laptop 9020: - F2
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Toshiba Laptops: - Toshiba Utility
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Olivetti PC Pro: - Shift+Ctrl+Alt + Num Pad Del
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