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BIOS is basically what gets your computer up and running, the starter motor if you like :)

So we need to tell the starter to begin in a different place

First you will need to access the BIOS
To do this then restart the computer and press .. One of the following keys (each computer is slightly different )

Escape
Delete
F2
F10


A menu will appear for one of these
You will then need to change the Boot device to USB as first device (it may be called removable media)
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You are so good to me! Will try tomorrow....
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No problem, treat this as an adventure into the unknown (insert suitable eerie music here :rofl: )
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I will-can't choose between Jaws and Tales of the Unexpected
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Go for "Tales of the Unexpected" :)
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So it was F2 and it came up as boot sequence and I had to juggle around as USB device was number 5 so deleted the numbers 1-4 so that USB device had a 1 next to it even though it was still in 5th position. Is that right? Then what?
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Now reboot having first put the USB in the computer
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Erm, how?
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There should be a USB port on the side, plug the USB in and start the computer
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I already did that as had put the USB in the tower beforehand but feel I did something wrong as I turned the computer off then on again and was waiting for something to flash on the screen to tell me to press any key but nothing happened. The black screen with the text returned
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And your BIOS list is 1. external devices or USB ?
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I made it so that the only one numbered (as 1)was USB
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OK I will check this out..
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Bear in mind I'm an idiot.....
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Nah never think that

Could you reset your BIOS, I am now trying to formulate a different plan
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