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Compaq Armada E500 Rom error

I am trying to start my PC it wouldn't start & got 101-1/0 rom Error and F12 network boot.

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Re: Compaq Armada E500 Rom error

Change The Motherboard. The problem is in the rom that is BIOS of the sysytem.

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