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I have changed a disk drive on my GX260. When I power the system the message "the disk configuration has changed, Press F2". I have a USB keyboard with a PS2 converter but I can not get into the BIOS. Any ideas?

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What you can do is open your Dell GX260 you will see little light on the inside of you PCU unplug your power cord and pull your battery out, untell all the lights on the inside go's out about one min. put the battery back in close your case pluge in your power cord turn your computer on this will reset your computer now you can do what you need to.

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Just use the usb by itself.

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