machine won't start

Sascha Wildner saw at
Tue Jul 3 14:30:33 PDT 2012

On Tue, 03 Jul 2012 23:15:47 +0200, Carsten Mattner  
<carstenmattner at> wrote:

> Hi,
> I tried to install dfly 3.0.2 on an old amd64 box.
> When setup was in the configuration phase it didn't allow setting
> passwords with : or other characters.
> At that point I hit hard (cold) reset and since that time the machine
> won't leave the BIOS startup phase (POST?).
> Took out the CMOS battery for a minute to no avail. Anything else I
> should try? Is it possible that the ROM or CPU has been damaged by
> the installer? I can't even get into the BIOS via DEL.
> I'll take out the CMOS battery overnight and try tomorrow.
> Thanks for any help.

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