As I am unable to start in Safe Mode (and XP Home came OEM-installed), I am planning on doing an in-place/repair install. I am able to get into the BIOS (ver. A10) and the keyboard works just fine. However, once I get into the Boot Sequence pop-up box, the + and - does not respond. The box looks like this:
✓ 1. Floppy device (not installed)
✓ 2. Hard-Disk Drive C:
✓ 3. IDE CD-ROM Device
I am able to use the up and down arrows to highlight each of these choices and also am able to use the SPACE bar to deselect the checkmarks; it's the +/- that does not work. For example, when I have option 3 highlighted, then type in <shift> + nothing happens. Pressing <enter> closes the pop-up and leaves me back in the BIOS with the "Boot Sequence" line highlighted.
The F1 HELP dialog states that pressing <+> or <-> should raise or lower the device, but no-go for me.
FWIW, the keyboard model is SK-8110.
Thanks one and all in advance for any assistance.