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    Bios Mode (Windows XP Home Edition)

    When booting the computer up, the setup screen rapidly appears and disappears and even when we continously hold down/rapidly click the delete button - we are unable to enter into the bios mode.

    Please could we have some advise
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    Re: Bios Mode (Windows XP Home Edition)

    I know it's a silly question, but when do you start tapping/holding down the <del> button? (Incidentally, holding it down won't work anyway...)

    Do you get a message on screen saying 'Press Del To enter Setup'? or something else? Do you get anything at all?

    What make/model of machine do you have?
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    Re: Bios Mode (Windows XP Home Edition)

    Yes we get this screen - it "flashes" through Very quickly.
    This pc is custom built, 2 * HDD @ 200Mb 1Gb RAM
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    Re: Bios Mode (Windows XP Home Edition)

    Ok, the motherboard is an Asus A7N8X Deluxe. Yes, I am tapping the Delete ksy.
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    Re: Bios Mode (Windows XP Home Edition)

    Ok, thanks. Is it definitely 'Del' that you should press? Do you know the make/model of motherboard?

    If it's definitely <del> and you're tapping it as soon as you switch the machine on, and keep doing it up to the point where the Windows splash screen appears, then I really don't know what else to suggest. <img src=/S/sad.gif border=0 alt=sad width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Bios Mode (Windows XP Home Edition)

    Ok, last thing I can think of: reset the BIOS by moving the 'reset' jumper (check the mobo manual)- only do this with the machine switched off!!

    Once you've moved the jumper, switch the machine back on, get past POST (where you get the single beep), then switch off again. Put the reset jumper back to it's original position, then try again.

    This may allow you to get into the BIOS.

    Then again, it might not...
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    Re: Bios Mode (Windows XP Home Edition)

    Ooh! Just a had a 'd'oh!' moment!

    It is the <Del> key you're pressing, and not <Backspace>, yes?

    Apologies if that sounds a little patronising, it wasn't meant to be...
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    Re: Bios Mode (Windows XP Home Edition)

    Are you by any chance using a wireless or USB connected keyboard? If so it may not be recognised until Windows loads the drivers.
    I have this problem, and have to temporarily plug in a "normal" keyboard if I want to access the Bios.

    George

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