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Can't interrupt bootup to get to bios...tried all key combos I know.

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Last Modified: 2013-11-09
Dell PC (WXPsp3)  Need to interrupt bootup and get into the bios.
Cannot do it no matter what I try.
I've tried:  f2, f12, del, but no dice (bios splash sez the del key).
This all happened after I'd done a bootcfg / rebuild (successfully,
according to the command output).
Any ideas how to force it to just STOP and let me in there ??  
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