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Cannot get into BIOS (F2) or Safe mode (F8) with USB keyboard


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#1 David S

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Posted 15 June 2009 - 05:36 AM

Hi,

The USB Ports get power too late so I cannot get into the BIOS or Safe Mode options.
I can get there using a PS2 keyboard.
The USB legacy support is enabled. Enabled / Disabled are the only two options.
Is there another option in the BIOS I am missing?


BIOS Version BF86510A.86A.0077.P25
Intel: D865GLC
Version: AAC28909-407
Ser#: ABLC40114039

Thanks,
David

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#2 fairjoeblue

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Posted 15 June 2009 - 12:42 PM

If a PS/2 keyboard works what is the problem ?

Use one to get in the BIOS or Safe mode options.

If you need to access the BIOS or startup options frequently there is an issue beyond the USB .

Read here for the answer to your usb/BIOS/Safe Mode question,

http://ask-leo.com/why_doesnt_my_keyboard_...is_running.html
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#3 David S

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Posted 16 June 2009 - 05:26 AM

I can live with it.

Does this have anything to do with:
1. The Safely Remove Hardware icon is always on in the lower right hand corner and that it always "sees" each card reader slot as a separate device.
2. When I try to back up the computer on to a WD external hard drive, it won't let me because none of the USB ports are given as an option.

Thanks,
David

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Posted 16 June 2009 - 05:36 AM

Hi,

The USB Ports get power too late so I cannot get into the BIOS or Safe Mode options.
I can get there using a PS2 keyboard.
The USB legacy support is enabled. Enabled / Disabled are the only two options.
Is there another option in the BIOS I am missing?


BIOS Version BF86510A.86A.0077.P25
Intel: D865GLC
Version: AAC28909-407
Ser#: ABLC40114039

Thanks,
David


You discribed your own solution. Use your PS/2 keyboard. You can't use USB keyboards cause they get power too late in the boot up process.There is no option to enable/disable this.

Not sure about that backup thing. I never backup so I wouldn't know. I go with the wind. =P

Edited by Takara, 16 June 2009 - 05:38 AM.





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