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My Dell Dimension 4600 won't start up or boot up and when it does it just asks me to press F1 or F2 and I am thoroughly confused. can anyone help me?

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Hello,

It sounds like some hardware isn't detected by the system. Its most likely the hard drive. You can try resetting the bios defaults to see if that helps.

Refer to page 82 of the manual found here for information on checking BIOS.

Hope this helps. Please remember to rate this information.

Thanks

Posted on Dec 18, 2008

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