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Bios taking awhile to click in before running XP HOME, then system boots normaly PC FS SCALIO P

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I have the pc IBM Pentium III.....i want to ask...which one key to press to togin to bios setup??
i did press the button F1 to F12....but it not work...which key must i press??
please help me...tq

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make sure that you dont have the fast boo off inn the bios setup. if this is not the case, try to run your pc after shifting the hard drive junper from master to cable select or vice versa.

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go to the or right click the my computer at the desktop and the properties. and then click"advance TAb" in the start up and recovery, click "setting" and then "edit"

you will see this:

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
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multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(2)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect

Timeout=30 change to: 0

and then delete this:
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after deleting you must save it.

and then restart the system

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