|Reply for Riider.|
For decades I have kept my own data separate to the OS. By keeping up to date mages it is merely a matter of restoring the OS without touching the private data.
I now suspect that there is some oddity in the ASUS which prevents installation of Acronis True Image. For two days I have done nothing but try to install it.
I am sorry to have not left a mention about accessing the BIOS; I did manage to interrupt the POST by holding down F2 first and then pressing the power button. Ten I found that something else was wrong.
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