While working on the computer, I smelled a smell like wire burning. I had had the computer shutdown a few times before on its own and suspected a powersupply problem. I shut the computer off when I smelled that smell and changed out the power supply. While I had it off, I cleaned the keyboard with a spray onto a paper towel and wiped it off. I did take it apart to help clean it. When I got it back together and turned it on, it comes up only to the motherboard screen, ASus , and says press tab to show POST screen ; Press Alt f2 to enter AWD flash utility. I can press tab and it goes to another screen, that says Phoenix -AwardBios v6.00PG
ASUS A7N8X2.0 Deluxe ACPI BIOS Rev 1005
Processor AMD Athlon XP 3000+
memory testing : 1048576k OK
Press DEL to enter setup , ALTF2 to enter AWDFLASH
I cannot get it to do anything else. Even in the first screen, it will only take a tab. I'm pretty sure I hooked up al l the drives to the power supply. All the fans run. Was the battery dead when I disconnected the power supply? How do I get to the bios? Is the keyboard acting up? I guess I could Put another on. HELP!
Edited by Sandy K, 18 August 2006 - 11:21 AM.