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BIOS menu not showing correctly!

When I restart to access the BIOS Menu, I press F10. This is the correct BIOS menu button for my model (Desktop 5686). I know this because I have used the BIOS menu before. Anyway, When it comes up it says setup password, and shows a picture of a key. The only buttons that work are the two enter buttons.

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Try removing the CMOS battery, waiting 10-30 seconds, and reinserting it. If the computer displays a "CMOS Checksum Error", the password will be cleared, but the BIOS settings will be lost.

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