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So I have a Dell Dimension 9100 which decided to up and quit on me the other day. I turned it off one night and when I turned it on the next morning, it took forever to load windows. Then, when it finally did load, it wouldn't accept imput from my keyboard or mouse. Unfortunately, the Del has no PS2 ports, and my mouse and keyboard are both USB, so there's no hope of trying something else on that.

I tried booting from my Windows disk, and it skipped over my D drive entirely during the boot process. Ditto for a boot disk in the A drive. The only thing I can figure at this point is a problem with the BIOS, but I can't get in to change anything without a keyboard or mouse!

Any help anyone can offer would be most appreciated.

Thanks in advance!
 

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try a cmos reset
turn the computer off
remove the power lead from the back
take the side off
remove the cmos battery
move the cmos jumper from pins 1 and 2 to pin 2 and 3 and the back to pins 1 and 2
replace the battery
put the side on
replug in the power lead
boot the computer
 

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OK, we tried that, and now it's saying system batery voltage is low, but it's still not accepting input from the mouse or keyboard to enter the setup to fix the problem.

Give it to me straight, guys, how bad is this?
 
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