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CANNOT GET INTO BIOS ? HELP


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rxkevco

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HI ALL,
Was about to format my hard drive, and re-install a brand new copy of xp pro ( the one on the comp was an illegal copy apparently). every time i try to go into the bios it just will not let me.
The start up order goes,,,,,
Press f1 to enter bios, Press del to enter start up,, nothing happens when pressing the keys.
then we go to,,,,,, cannott boot from floppy,
cannott boot from cd rom,,,,,,,,, then ,,, INVALID BOOT INI FILE, booting from c/windows
The computer then goes on to start properly and all is well.
It wont let me boot from the new xp cd either.
SO,,, in a nutshell, i cant get into the bios to change the order so i can boot from the xp disc, so i cant re format the drive. completly stuck on this one.?????
i have tried everything, and am getting nowhere.
HELP, PLEASE. AM GOING FN NUTS.
CHEERS, KEV.
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The hard drive maker is likely to have a bootable set up programme which will format the drive

You should boot the PC and keep tapping delete from the off to enter set then change the boot priority to CD ROM Drive then hard drive
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What happens when you put the XP disk in while you're in windows and try to run it that way?
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Howdy:

You will probably get an error message stating what you are trying to do is not allowed..

Murray
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