unable to determine access key(s) to get into bios

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mstory
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:roll: A client brought his home pc to submit to our standards and work from home. Turns out it was built by who knows. I cannot find entranceinto the bios to make it boot from cdrom for install of 2000.
It says AMIBIOS 12/12/2000 on the screen but goes no further after identifying memory hd etc..No documentation..I have tried delete.f2etc..
Can anyone help.
Thanks
mstory
ajzchips
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You don't mention having tried to Clear CMOS... have you?
mstory
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Thanks for the reply....Cmos would that be taking the battery out and relacing it???
I have never worked with this before it brings to mind ...time/date.
Thanks for your relply..any additional notes would be appreciated.
mstory
ajzchips
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There's usually a jumper to Clear CMOS.
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taking the battery out would also work.
edwin/evasive

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ajzchips
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Don't forget to unplug the power cord to ensure CMOS clear.
mstory
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Thanks for the suggestions...I was here late and do to time restraints.
loaded win98 se and then did a complete install from win2000 including
changing to ntfs..It seems to be going well.
I am glad I found this site(by accident) be talking to you and thanks again.
mstory
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