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Switch off the power to the PC. If you have forgotten the password for CMOS setup, locate the CMOS reset/clear jumper terminals on the motherboard. Put a jumper across the terminals for about 10 secs. Remove the jumper. Switch on the PC. Press Control+Alt+Delete to go to CMOS setup & put a new password in the setup.
CMOS is a memory chip on your computer that stores BIOS information as well as system clock. It powered by a 3V backup battery. If your computer is more then 3 years old it is possible that the backup battery on your PC needs to be replaced. Replace your battery then go to BIOS setup and adjust your date and time. But it is also possible that the clock is a bit off, so first your can just try to adjust your clock without replacement of the battery. You can also do it inside the windows from control panel. Be sure you have a correct time zone.
the hard drive registered in the standard cmos utility is the only one that could be registered for boot in advanced cmos setup and no other, if your usb hard drive and pen drive could be registered in the advanced cmos setup - where boot options are registered, surely it will boot your pc.
you need to update your bios for the later stepping proceesors from asus, download to a floppy disc and insert before you start up your system
disconnect drive 'A' floppy drive and see if it will boot up without it connected.
It may be that the floppy is faulty if you know the ide cable is on the correct way round, as your pc may be set to halt on all errors