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I have just purchased a hp2133 and within two days it is failing to boot up or acknowledge the F11 reset key. I have not tried to install anything and it is running a Linux based system . Hours before it crashed it was tying the keys in what appeared to be Japanesee so I made sure that the key board was set to English / Us and chosse that as a second choice with that it froze and now only boots in a form of bios asking for a log and password . Help as I need it with me to go to Oz in a week,

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Can you please post whatever info the screen shows?

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