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Computer boots and thenm shuts downs even in bios mode

My computer was do for a tune up I put the tools and application disk
in and it woud not load from drive,just kept shuting down after startup
I went into bios after that,and I cant get passt the first part of the menu!
I see that the auto power on is disabled! is that the problem?

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Have you tried checking if u got a floppy or cd inside?
If no, you should check the boot order, in setup.

But like 3 month's ago, a friend bought a laptop, and happened the same.
The problem was the bios.
So i went to bios setup and reset it to default.. Should work.

When a system is overclocked or some of the timings/options are set wrong this will happen. It may not apply to your situation but its worth a shot since thats most likely the case. You will find the default option in BIOS "EXIT" menu

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