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Computer will not boot up after keyboard malfunctioned

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  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2009

    My PC will not boot up.

  • Chubbyluv Apr 28, 2009

    I have a Dell Dimension. It doesn't boot pass the Dell screen. I can't get into BIOS to change the settings. I changed the internal battery because one of the forums I read suggested I do so. I also tried a repair using the OS disk but it won't repair or reinstall the OS syastem. HELP!


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Can u be more specific what do u mean by not boot up ...
are u getting any kind of errors
it gets stuck on one particular screen
are u able to get in the safe mode
plz be more specific

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