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My grandson has a dell dimension xps gen2 computer with a raid 0 hard drive configuration. He required replacement of his cmos battery, which has been done. Now the computer will not boot into windows

My granson's computer required a change of cmos battery, which has been done. Now it will not boot into windows xp. It simply defaults to "press F2 to enter setup". As near as I can tell the setup values are appropriate for the system. After failure to boot I cleared cmos and re-entered new but correct values (I think). The system still fails to boot. Any suggestions.

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Go into bios (F12 key on startup) and prioritize boot order to HDD on the very top

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enable "auto" in BIOS for drive #0 and drive #1. you can select IDE or SATA drive. restart the machine.

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Depending on the age of your PC it may have Dell automatic recovery

During startup at the Dell Screen hold down the CTRL key and tap F11 twice

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Most motherboards have settings that allow the board to try and overclock itself upon bootup. Take a look in your manual and it should lead you to the correct setting in the bios that will allow you to have the computer boot up in normal mode. Failing that, you may have to force the motherboard back to the default setup. There is a jumper you would have to move, then you would remove the battery from the motherboard. Check your manual for how to clear the CMOS settings if you need to do that step.

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Press F2 look through the menus and remove / disable 3.5 floppy drives.

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SOURCE: I installed a new WD hard drive and now upon boot

I would recommend you to change the CPU fan as it may nt be working fine and that should resolve the problem.

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