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Boot up everytime i boot my computer it always say incomplete bios setup press f1 to continuue and f2 to setup.. even when i set it up when i shut down my computer it always ask my the same thing again

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Hi herou1272. Your trouble is common for a weak bios battery.
Each time you turn off the PC the battery drains it's self. So when you power up the PC the bios's settings need to be re-set.
Do you still have your Dell manual for the 4600?
If not you can download it from this link below.
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim4600/en/4600/OM/J2936bk0.pdf
Go page 110 for the correct shut down procedure for removing the battery - 3v CR2032. That should fix your troubles.
Link to some cmos battery's.
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=cmos+battery+3+volt&btnG=Google+Search

If you have more question please feel free to post here.

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Maybe your CMOS battery is low on power. Have it replaced with a new/good one.
Hope it works for you.

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Posted on Mar 01, 2008

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    Dell - XPS, Dimension, Inspiron, Latitude. OptiPlex, Precision, Vostro
    • Press F2 when the Dell logo appears. Press every few seconds until the message Entering Setup appears.
    • Older Dell desktops and laptops may instead use Ctrl+Alt+Enter or Del to enter BIOS.
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    eMachines - eMonster, eTower, eOne, S-Series, T-Series
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    Fujitsu - LifeBook, Esprimo, Amilo, Tablet, DeskPower
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    Gateway - DX, FX, One, GM, GT, GX, Profile, Astro
    • Press the F1 key repeatedly after restarting the computer.
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    Hewlett-Packard (HP) - Pavilion, TouchSmart, Vectra, OmniBook, Tablet
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    IBM - PC, XT, AT
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    Lenovo (formerly IBM) - ThinkPad, IdeaPad, 3000 Series, ThinkCentre, ThinkStation
    • Press F1 or F2 after powering on the computer.
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    Micron (MPC Computers) - ClientPro, TransPort
    • Press F1, F2 or Del immediately after powering on the PC.
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    Shuttle - Glamor G-Series, D'vo, Prima P2-Series, Workstation, X Mini XPC, Surveillance
    • Press F2 or Del on startup.
    Sony - VAIO, PCG-Series, VGN-Series
    • Press F1, F2 or F3 after turning on the computer.
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