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Pc posts bios shows windows can't boot can't even use the vists cd for booting ga-ep35-ds3r bios f2

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Took Advisor's advise and cleared the CMOS by shorting battery terminals.
Considered doing this before already, but your Advisor reinforced my suspicion.
Total sucess!

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this is NOT HP. not in the very least.
F2 sounds me , its the command to reload the OS.
did you lose the manuals on this server?
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1: yours.
2: linux live
3: windows live.
then the CD drive is dead, or you need DVD drive.
the newer OS needs a DVD drive, for sure.
i think (omg long ago) windows 2000 is on 800mb CD.
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get a test CD with LINUX and test the boot.
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power on self test or POST??????????????????
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please post here X your P.O.S.T screen,. I always wanted to say that.
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