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I am trying to reinstall the operating system. I went into the bios and set the boot sequence to boot CD-ROM first and HD second. I press F12 and choose to boot from IDE CD-ROM. I then receive the message 'strike F1 to retry boot or F2 for setup'. If I press F1 I receive the same message. If I press F2 I go into setup. Any

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Check the Date and Time setting, if these are wrong you will get the Strike F1 and F2 message.
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The BIOS battery is flat and it won't save the BIOS settings. In this case, replace the BIOS battery and configure the BIOS again.

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Your cd rom may not reading the os cd installer, try to clean the cd and run it again with the same procedure as you did first.

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To boot from a CD, DVD or USB device, make sure that the device has boot sequence priority over the hard drive.

BIOS Boot

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Before you set boot priority for a USB device, plug the device into a USB port.
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