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Diskette driv 0 seek failure

Press F1 to continue or F2 to setup menu

then it says, Boot from cd:
no boot device detected

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    I cant boot , I get an alert press f1 to continue press f2 to run set up ( while keyboard dosnt work!!)

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Press f2 go to the boot priority and select harddrive to the first boot.

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