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Comes up saying performing automatic ide configuration enter syatem password but does not recognize my keyboard i'm using a usb keyboard and was going to try ps2 one but no port on computer for that can you help? its a dell special build and my brothers so not sure of all that was installed

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Open the cpu cabinet and reset bios by removing cmos battery for a while. start your computer for 5-10 sec and switch off.. now put the battery again. and start your computer normally.......do reply back

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