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Computer Won't Boot Up

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#1 aircalculator


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Posted 09 August 2008 - 04:25 PM

Hi, I hope this is in the correct thread. It seemed to me to be either a problem with my motherboard or my PSU but I may be mistaken.

Recently I had been having trouble with my mouse (it was old and wouldn't go left easily) so I put in a new (well, actually old :thumbsup: ) mouse in the PS2 port. Since I had to restart in order to get it to work, I did so. From here the computer started issues.

Every time the computer starts, it does POST fine. It goes to the Operating System selection screen. For some reason, I cannot use the keyboard to stop the timer, choose which to boot to, or go to advanced options. However, during POST I could get to the BIOS (Del key) without issues. After the timer stops in which it should then boot to XP, the computer restarts and repeats this process.

I had lightning storms close before this happened, but I use a surge protector.

Is my PSU dying?

Any ideas why this is happening? How can I resolve this issue?

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#2 garmanma


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Posted 09 August 2008 - 07:09 PM

Did you try putting the other mouse back in to see if it makes a difference?
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#3 aircalculator

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Posted 10 August 2008 - 07:10 AM

i tried unplugging the "new" mouse. still not booting. i dont know why the mouse would be causing this though.
i already threw away the old mouse.

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 03:10 PM

Hey! I'm slightly confused. You said that you can't use the keyboard to stop the timer, etc but you were able to use it to get into BIOS. How old is your keyboard? Is your keyboard wireless??

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Posted 16 August 2008 - 02:50 PM

What type of keyboard and mouse? Wireless? USB? Ps2? And, even though it is quite possible that the mouse is creating a conflict of some type, it would be one of those rare occurrences that drive techs nuts. And, like LynnKnows2 says, it doesn't make sense that you can get into BIOS but not select which mode of Windows to go into. Can you try a different keyboard, just to be sure your keyboard didn't short out with the lightning?
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