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My Motherboard can not boot or enter bios setup

My mother board can not enter bios setup or showing the manufacturer signs, It always restart and shows the spec of my graphic card then it restart again, over and over again, anyone ..........please help....... i got a lot of work to do and i need my computer :(

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Long shot but if you are familiar with computers try replacing the battery on the motherboard and also make sure EVERYTHING is securely in place where it should be. if that does not help i hope someone with more knowledge can. i had the same problem a few times and once was from the battery on the motherboard and the second was caused by the memory stick not being secured.

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