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I have a laptop (compaq presario 2190) i am trying to restore it, i know it had a lot of prblems it was a hand me down. When I turn on the computer it has a screen saying Compaq and then f2 for settings, esc for boot order, and f12 to boot by LAN. If i select f2 or f12 it gets stuck on "entering settings...." , same with LAN option is there any way to fix this problem?

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Well try removing all the external devices connected then try booting the computer to the desktop update the BIOS , that should help :)
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Posted on Dec 26, 2008

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