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Old 08-16-2007, 03:55 PM   #1
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So I restart my computer and get this message just after the boot screen on my computer:

NTDLR is missing, press CTRL ALT DEL to restart.

No biggy I thought, I'll just pop the XP CD in and get it back.

Problem is, a few weeks ago I had to put a password on the BIOS settings because I didn't want a certain person changing them. This is the first time I've actually logged in. ALL the settings, literally ALL of them, are unchangeable so that results in me not being able to use the DVD ROM drive to load first instead of the hard drive.

Does anybody know how I can sort my problem? Is there some sort of default BIOS login code which gives me access to all settings that I'm not aware of or something?
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Hi there and welcome to TSF. The only way you can do this is by resetting your BIOS. To do this remove your CMOS battery for about 20 minutes and then replace it. Your BIOS should then reset to default settings.

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