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On booting up the advent T9509 desk top Pc. I only get the large ADVENT sign in middle of screen plus along the bottom of screen bios menue press keys,and some other instructions, but clicking on any of them does not do any thing. Any Help Appreciated. I am not very computer litrate, but would like to try and solve the problem my self. Regards John

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Let me start by saying, this message is usually an indicator that the hard drive has failed and needs replacing. Sometimes you can get away with an operating system reload, but more often is hard drive replacement.
To check the bios settings, you will need to enter the bios at start up. There will be a screen that tells you which button to press (usually F2) in order to go into the bios or utility set up. Some machines don't give you much time to do this, so you'll need to be quick. When in the bios, check to see if the hard drive is enabled, if there is that option, some don't have the option.
If the hard drive crashed or failed it wasn't your son's fault, it would have crashed no matter who was using it at the time. Hard drives do this, they have a small electrical motor in them, and just like the starter on your car, they work or they don't, and will fail without warning.

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it sounds like a problem regarding the POST process (power on self test) which is the first thing your computer does when booting up when testing the components that make up your system to make sure it has what it needs to start booting. which in your case could mean you may have a hardware problem. do you know what jumper on the motherboard you were trying with?

Try to reset your cmos by removing the cmos battery, waiting a few minutes, reinstall the battery and try to restart?

if possible post what system you have to get more details on how to reset your motherboard:
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