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Unable to get beyond BIOS Post read out

After a power failure I rebooted but can not get beyond the BIOS readout. I am instructed to press F2 for set up but none of the keys appear to work. Pressing F8, F10 Ctrl Alt Esc have no effect. I am unable to boot from a recovery CD or floppy although both drives are recognised by the BIOS. Removing the battery and runing from mains supply results in the same problem. Has anyone got a solution to this problem. Does anyone know the location of the CMOS battery for this model as I have been told that removing the battery may clear the BIOS settings but as a novice I have no idea what effect that will have on the machine.

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During bootup, press and hold the DEL key for a few seconds. your system setup should appear. In the system setup,find the first boot device and use the pageup key until CDrom appears. then quit and chose Y to save changes. Now put the restordisk in the CD drive and reboot. I don't think Cleaing the CMOS will help you with this problem.

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