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Bios won't boot

After starting the computer, the fan whirrs, a few short clicks but no rat-a-tat-tat of the hard drive and the boot up stops right there. I figure it's the BIOS, but not certain. Light is on on the keyboard and the monitor (both green). No beeps from the computer to go by. I swapped my RAM and reseating them- still no luck. Can you help? It's a Compaq Presario

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