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Bios problem, need to reinstall windows xp pro x64

Dear Sir/Madam, I have tried to reinstall windows using a retail version as I have lost the recovery cd.

Anyway,the reinstall freezes at "acpitabl.dat"

I researched it and found that I need to enable ACPI in the bios. However when I press F2 to enter bios, the bios outlay is like nothing I have encountered before.

There is no option under power management to enable BIOS.

Please help me as I urgently need to use this system to run my business.

Thank you in advance

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