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Must press DEL to resume boot

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Posted on Wednesday, October 1, 2003 - 12:33 am:   

When turned on my pc has started displaying the screen that shows the keyboard and mouse is detected but stops there and then says "press DEL to resume". I do and it continues just fine. This just started happening and I've not added any software or hardware. It is an A06 BIOS, Dell Dimension 4100, WinME
Posted on Wednesday, October 1, 2003 - 9:30 am:   

From what you describe, you might need a new CMOS battery. It's the small disc type battery found on the mainboard that allows settings such as clock and date to run when the PC is not powered on.

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