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Posted: September 22nd, 2011, 10:32am Report to Moderator
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My PC wont start unless I press the 'F1' button while it's booting up? Otherwise I just get a black screen with a small blinking dash in the upper left screen. After pressing F1 it boots up and 'all is well'. What is causing this, and how can I repair it?
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Posted: September 22nd, 2011, 2:01pm Report to Moderator
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   There are suggestions at this website.  It gives three possibilities: go into CMOS setup and save the settings without making any changes, go into CMOS and correct any problems there, and replace a dead CMOS battery.
   Other possibilities are that something is wrong with your A drive or your BIOS needs to be flashed (this should only be done as a last resort).
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