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Can't get into BIOS, machine won't start

  1. #11

    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1

    Thank you to everyone who offered suggestions to try. I read how to do a hard power reset, which is use a paper clip to push the small reset button on the bottom. It is the same kind of hole you use when opening the DVD drive when it is stuck. Got into the BIOS, reset that, took out the bad updates from Microsoft last week, and all is working fine now.

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  2. #12

    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2

    Good to hear that the hard reset worked. Most units now have the CMOS battery, where the Hard drive is accessed from.
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