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How can i fix my computer it does not continue

When i switch it on it only shows a menu for the drives and setups.when i set it up it shows a white dash on top left,it wont show the main screen

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You write drives i suppose you mean HDDs 1 or 2 maybe 3.
if set optimal defaults in BIOS.BIOS can change drive to boot from
windows is at one of them.

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The system is looking for a device to boot from. Make sure that your hard drive is properly connected, then make sure that it is the only drive connected. Remove any USB thumb drives, CDs and floppy disks. Now leave the case off while you switch on so that you can ear the HD spinning. if you can't, the disk may be damaged and need replacing.

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Please try to system reformat/reinstall OS to your HDD under SATA connection. then kindly check the jumper setting of HDD under IDE connection which I suggest to place it at Master while the SATA HDD will be automatically recognized as Slave by your computer. best regards

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SOURCE: My Dell desktop computer is plugged into a master

Hi,

The CMOS/BIOS battery has died and needs replacing.

The battery is located on the motherboard inside the case of the computer.

To replace the battery you'll have to open the case up and replace the battery. It looks like this >>>

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Once you have replaced this battery and restarted your computer you will need to access the BIOS to set the date, time and also tell the computers BIOS that the floppy drive is not there and to set the boot order of the computer.

Once you have done all this you should not get that message again for a good few years.


Regards.

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SOURCE: My Dell desktop computer is plugged into a master

From your description, you have acquired a fine virus that is reorganizing your system--suggest getting some professional help for a virus scan and clean plus getting rid of the extra programs. Also, check the condition of your CMOS battery. This service is not cheap, but may be essential in this case. Good luck!

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