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Keyboard Issues And Loading Bios

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#1 purexinonce


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Posted 03 September 2008 - 01:45 PM

Hi everyone i have an issue trying to load up my bios because my keyboard isn't working, and on top of that the window will not load. I simply get the black screen saying error loading operating system. Now i have tried 3 different type of ps2 keyboard i bought and my own, plus i also have a usb keyboard and tried but nothing seem to work. I cannot press any of the F keys nor Del key either, so that mean i cannot reformat my hard drive to install a new fresh window either. Please help :thumbsup:

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#2 funnytim


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Posted 19 September 2008 - 11:19 PM

I think this should be moved to the hardware section, because it's not about Windows 95-ME. Maybe that's why non of the experts have replied to you

I think it's a dead motherboard...but don't take my word for it..

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Posted 20 September 2008 - 12:25 AM

I agree with Funnytim, it sure seems like a Motherboard Problem if other Keyboards are doing the same thing.

I agree it is a Hardware Issue just yet, because without a Keyboard or Windows there is little you can do. No Keyboard = No Commands = No access to BIOS.

Edit, I diddn't notice you had tried USB Keyboard.


Edited by Abacus 7, 20 September 2008 - 12:31 AM.

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Posted 20 September 2008 - 12:38 AM

One thing you can do to eliminate the "keyboard not working question" is the try the keyboard(s) on a computer that is working.

If the keyboard works then you can blame it on the motherboard.

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Posted 20 September 2008 - 12:48 AM

USB keyboard operation may not be enabled in the BIOS, and without PS/2 keyboard access, of course it can't be enabled... catch 22!

purexinonce, if you do come back to this topic, do the LEDs on the PS/2 keyboards flash when the system is powered up? If not, a little fusible protector that passes the keyboard power on the motherboard has probably popped - this can happen, especially if the PS/2 keyboard is plugged or unplugged while the computer is not fully powered off at the mains switch. This can be repaired, but costs a bit by the time you get an electronics technician to do it.

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