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Old 01-05-2011, 09:52 AM   #11
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When you power on the computer can you press F10 or F12 to get to a boot menu?
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Old 01-05-2011, 10:06 AM   #12
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If the laptop under warranty means vendor should assist you. You just call the customer support for assistance.
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Old 01-05-2011, 10:21 AM   #13
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NO warranty, and Infection it's a laptop so I don't think there's a boot menu.
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Shouldn't matter if it's a laptop, one of the F buttons will get you into the boot menu. Most of the time it's F12 but it could be F10 (as Infection said) or any other of them.
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Old 01-05-2011, 11:25 AM   #15
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When you removed the CMOS battery, you also made sure that the main battery and the AC adapter were unplugged, right?

Leave the battery out overnight, with absolutely nothing connected to it. If it still doesn't work, that link on how to reset CMOS password is your best bet.
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Old 01-09-2011, 03:24 AM   #16
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Cheers for all the help guys, I think I've found out everything I need.
If I do fix it at some point, I'll come back and thank you again.
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