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Stuck Key/virus Scan

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#1 sharpe95


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Posted 01 January 2008 - 05:46 PM

On a normal boot (no special partitioning or software installation beforehand), the screen displayed:

0210: Stuck Key 01
Press <F1> to Setup

I entered the BIOS and immediately rebooted. On reboot, it took an abnormally long time for the computer to get to the GRUB screen (I run dual-boot with XP and Linux), and everything worked smoothly after that.

Any ideas what might have happened?


Also, if you're downloading an executable for Windows, and you suspect there might be a virus, is it safe to:

1. Download the executable on Windows.
2. Reboot to Linux.
3. Mount Windows.
4. Use Clamscan or some other tool to scan the file.

Or is it possible for the virus to affect the computer without being executed?


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Posted 02 January 2008 - 03:26 AM

If you've got a spare keyboard lying around give it a try and see if you get the same error message.

If that doesn't work try resetting your BIOS back to its default settings.
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