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Major problem withtravelmate 290

My problems are,

1. when i double click an icon (my computer, document)it will directly go to properties.
2. When I am incerting the recovery CD i cant press the accept button, the key board is not responding but i can press the cancel button. i,e., only those buttons which are undesirable will work.
3. I forgot my BIOS pass word so I cant enter into BIOS set up

please list me some solutions.

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If you cannot access the bios, you can reset it using the Jumer J1 situated under the memory modules in the memory expansion bay. Just short circuit the J1 pin with a screwdriver for few seconds and the bios will be resetted. You can of course harm the computer with this procedure so be really careful.

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