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PC repair will not load system everything is not in english any more I chang the cmos & pull the battery and change the harddrive from 7 gig to a10 gig Ithink lost the BIOS I think THANKS JEFF

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Hi help46,

I've read your issue a couple times and I think I'm going to need more information from you.

First of all, changing the hard drive out isn't going to do anything to the BIOS unless you're using an ancient PC (like a Compaq DeskPro) that stores the BIOS information on the hard drive itself.

Are you using a desktop or laptop computer? Please reply with detailed information on the make and model of the computer and I can help you more.


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