Posted 30 May 2008 - 05:22 PM
Yup, them laptop goblins are back again in mine !
I have a HP Pavillion dv8310ca, with an AMD64 mobil processor, 1024 of ram, and a 120 gb c drive.
A few weeks ago, all 4 of my usb ports stopped recognizing anything I plugged in, my logitech mouse, card reader, mp3 hookup, and flash drives all work fine on other laptops, yet on mine they aren't recognized. I went into device manager, uninstalled all the usb drivers, rebooted, and they were all detected and re-installed fine, yet they still did not recognize.
Now today, my keyboard was workin normal, it just stopped, and now the laptop wont even boot up......the normal HP black screen comes up, but it beeps twice now, and ascreen comes up with " Phoenix cME FirstBIOS Notebook Pro", then underneath is my CPU, RAM, hd, cd/dvd rom info, and at the bottom of that it reads "ERROR 0211 : Keyboard Error", and tells me to Press F1 to resume, or f10 to Setup.
I cant even do that, my keyboard is not working ! Cant plug in an external keyboard to check due to the fact my usb ports are not working either ! ! ! !
GRRRRRRRR.......I hate them goblins ! !
Someone has suggested it might be my BIOS battery. Im not one to open up the laptop and tinker around trying to find it, I'll leave that to the pro's at the store.
Just yesterday, I saved all my important stuff onto DVD's, and the plan today was to dump everything and do a complete clean and new install.
I keep it clean all the time, defragged and up to date with all updates and drivers and such, and run CCleaner at least once a week. The cache is also emptied every few days. I don't think it's a bug or virus or worm.
Any suggestions as to what might be the problem ?