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xp hangs after showing the screen press F2 to enter BIOS settings

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April 8, 2013 9:17:47 PM

i am having a windows XP OS on Intel dual core processor,512 MB RAM. when I try to boot the system it enters the very first screen where intel logo and a message "press f2 to enter bios setup" and hangs thereafter, after pressing F2 also it shows the same screen,no keys work and processor activity LED also remains constant. I suspected on CMOS battery, once i removed CMOS battery and re inserted, it booted up. and again same problem in another boot.. what is the solution?
April 11, 2013 10:55:20 PM

Try replacing CMOS battery with new one and let us know.
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April 12, 2013 7:51:10 AM

Replace the CMOS battery, press and hold down the power button for atleast 30 seconds, then remove all peripherals(hard drive,DVD Rom,ram) and then put in a new battery and switch on, continue inserting peripherals one at a time to troubleshoot if it is any of the peripherals causing the system to hang.
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