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Dell 610initial start up problem

I have a dell running xp pro. It was running fine and then one day it just would not boot. It appears to try to boot off "a " drive which does not exist.
My other dell which works appears to boot from "c" drive.
The computer will not acknowledge "F2" of "F12" which would let me select boot path.
The computer trys to start and then just shuts down in approx, 8 seconds.

Any help will be greatly appreciated :)

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Hi!

You are unable to enter bios....to select drive c...try to remove the hard drive and install it in the other machine that you have....or just boot your notebook without the Hard disk and see if it makes any difference.....

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"The computer trys to start and then just shuts down in approx, 8 seconds."

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