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Open the side cabinet and check all the power connections to all drives. They heed to be snug tight in order to function, also check the cables too. Now start-up your computer and hit DEL to enter BIOS. When on the screen which shows your HDD & CD rom, check if all of them are registering in the BIOS. If not fiddle around the power cables and make sure that drive is getting power by feeling the vibration of that drive. Also check your jeyboard for any depressed keys and see the PS2 jack to check that no pins are bent. It should work after that unless your HDD has become corrupted.........sodeep
Posted on Apr 14, 2009
Hi...you can try to remove the battery of your motherboard..the battery is located somewhwere in the bottom of the motherboard..it will reset you bios settings to default.
Posted on Apr 14, 2009
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For your problem the computer may display a prompt to press F1/F2 or any other key to enter setup each time the computer boots as a reminder on how to enter CMOS. However, if the computer asks to press F1/F2 (or another key) to enter setup and does not continue, this may be caused by any of the below reasons.
New hardware has been recently installed
If new hardware has been recently installed into the computer, it is likely that you are receiving the prompt "Press F1 or F2 to enter setup" because CMOS needs to verify that the new detected hardware is properly being setup in CMOS. Enter CMOS setup and save the settings and exit. If you continue to get errors continue to the next step.
Error or confliction with settings in CMOS
If no new hardware has been added or you continue to get this prompt verify no error or conflictions exist in CMOS. Press the key to enter setup and verify that all settings are correct.
If your time and date are not set correctly, your battery is more than likely bad. Try setting the correct time and date, save the settings and then reboot. If after turning off the computer the time and date get reset again replace the battery.
If the time and date are correct and everything else appears to be correct try resetting the CMOS values to the defaults.
If you continue to receive the prompt to enter setup each time the computer boots up and you have attempted to follow the above suggestions, your CMOS battery is bad. We recommended that the CMOS battery be replaced.
hope this will help you.
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