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I was going to advise "Try downloading and installing the Bios update from the manufacturer website. If the programming on the Bios EPROM was corrupted this should resolve the problem. " problem is even if you did this you wouldn't be able to install the update since there is nothing to tell the computer what devices it controls. Even a bad Bios battery will not cause this situation. You could try getting a replacement EPROM of the Bios from the manufacturer but I would either replace the motherboard or take it to a shop that might be able to reprogram the EPROM with the correct BIOS. I haven't priced an actual BIOS chip in a very long time but it should be relatively cheap.

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