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Presario v2555us harddrive and bios

Can a damage hard drive freeze the BIOS screen?? so that the keys that operate the BIOS menus don't work or "freeze"

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Re: Presario v2555us harddrive and bios

A damaged hard drive will NOT affect your bios, however a bad motherboard, ROM, chip, memory, etc. can cause your system to freeze when entering BIOS. You probably need to send it out for repair.

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