Dell XPS M1710 can not gain access to start up BIOS F2 or F12 Black screen and 2 beeps
I am trying to install Win XP MCE x86 en 2005 because I had to replace the hard drive with a new one ! Even after the hard drive out of the laptop I could still get into the BIOS and also run the diagnostics and the screen was working perfect > The laptop has been sitting around for over a year until I finally got the new hard drive and the proper Operating Win XP disks that will work with the Product Key ! But now I can not run the diagnostics (F12 ) ,enter the BIOS (F2) the screen is black and I have hooked up a external monitor and the only keys that will get a image on the external monitor is by holding the FN key down while pressing the system on button to start the machine , but the screen is unresponsive and has large pink square sections over the screen if I use Ctrl >>ALT >>DELETE it will restart and if I do nothing I can hear the disk drive and all lights are on and I will hear 2 beeps and then nothing ... if I touch almost any keys they will beep repeatably until I release my finger from them ! I have done the power down and checked the RAM and removed the hard drive and started the machine powered it back down and replaced the hard drive and started it back up but no changes were to be found ! Could this all be a issue with the small Cell battery that the BIOS relies on to keep the system time and date when it is not plugged in or rechargeable 19v battery is not in use ? although I have made sure the 19v battery has maintained a good charge while it was idol .