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I was trying to replace Xp on my Inspiron with Win95 to run an old serial port plotter. Somehow I've managed to screw things up so that I can't access setup by hitting F2. The computer just goes to a blinking dash on the screen. Any idea? Thanks

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  • stevekoester Jul 15, 2009

    Thanks for the quick response. I've tried all of the F2 variants.No luck. Where is the Battery?
    Thanks.
    Steve

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Hello stevekoester ,
You need to tap the F2 key 2-3 times as soon as you press the power button.
If still facing the same issue reset the BIOS and then try. take the BIOS battery out for 30min and then put it back to continue.

Let me know if you have any problem.
Thanks
Smith

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