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Ibm t21 turn on to start up page with diaganol ibm logo and press f1 for bios f12 for temporary boot device,but it just hangs there the f1 & f12 buttons dont do anything any help much appreciated

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The cpu looking for a file or driver so go to F1 and click on F10 and exit and see what will happen? If that did not work restart the computer and keep clicking on F8 tell you get a new menu asking you to select one of the followings, one of them safe mode, or last know good configurations, etc. Select last know good startup.

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