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Need boot load for emachine T2484

I had an electrical black out and now my computer is booting up to my old drive instead of the new I installed. I need the boot interupt to reset the master drive.

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Re: need boot load for emachine T2484

Hi, You need to enter your CMOS/BIOS setup and set your "First Boot Device". Immediately after powering up, press the "Del" key, display will show CMOS/BIOS settings. Verify that all your hard disks are being detected/recognized by your PC. Thereafter, set your First boot device to your new HD. Save and Exit. Hope this be of some idea/help. Post back how things are or should you need additional information. Good luck and kind regards.

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