Can't Access BIOS

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Subject: Can't Access BIOS
Posted by:  tarz…
Date: Thu, 26 Sep 2013

I have an old, but working Dell Optiplex GX280 with XP SP3.
Lately it has been taking too long (like 2-3 minutes) to boot up.
I thought to look at the BIOS to see if anything there could be
causing trouble, and have discovered that I cannot enter the BIOS.  I
have tried <F2> and <Delete>.  Nothing.  I also have tried <F8> to
come up in Safe Mode.  Again nothing.  I changed keyboards and USB
connections.  Again nothing.

Any ideas?