Can't access Bios

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Subject: Can't access Bios
Posted by:  PostMaster (ngpost…
Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2011

A friend of mine gave me her pc to look at she's been having problems
with it running slow and freezing up. The first thing I'm trying to do
is do a diagnostics scan but I can't even get into the bios. F10 F2 on
start up and it goes strait to windows login. I know the keyboard is
working because I was able to type in login name and pass and then it
freezes after that. She has had a new hardrive put in a couple years
back, so there is no recovery drive or disc. Is there a way I can boot
this thing using usb or live cd? Is there anything at all I can try?

HP media center000
running winxp pro