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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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1. Remove the non-system disk from your boot device. For example, remove the non-system disk from the CD-ROM drive. If there is no CD or remove the floppy disk from the floppy drive.

2. Change your computer's boot sequence. To do this, you must change your computer's setup and the option that controls which device your computer uses to start from. Make sure that you select a device that has boot files (or operating system files) installed. Normally, this would be your hard drive.

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1. Go into your bios (usually by pressing F2, F10 or Delete key as your computer starts) and set the boot priority to check CD or optical drives first. Consult your PC manual if necessary.
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Instructions
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    Effect & Solution: When you press the power button, the LEDs glow but there is no fan or hard drive sound. The LEDs may glow briefly and then go out.

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    The LED lights blink, stop, and then blink a second or third time, but there is no sound from the computer and the screen remains blank. The sequence of the blinking lights indicates a specific error code.

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    A series of beeping tones is heard. The sequence of beeping tones indicate a specific error code.

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Hi

The ISO files need to be burned into a cd with a special program. Please use this software. http://www.ntfs.com/iso-burning.htm

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Let me know if the problem is not solved or if you need further assistance.

Thank you,
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