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How can we solve the problem when the computer boot it ask the primarily and secondary cable doesn?t worked but we press F1 key it works or tell how can reset the bios blem

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I was having the same prob, I did what you said to do, and POOF!~ it worked :)

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Re: How can we solve the problem when the computer boot...

You can reset the bios to factory defauts by removing the battery from the motherboard and then replacing it. The battery is small flat and silver. You will have to release it from the slot. Good Luck

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