Re: Baffled by an issue with a Re-Installation of Windows Xp

Discussion in 'A+ Certification' started by Allen Howell, Sep 23, 2003.

  1. Allen Howell

    Allen Howell Guest

    Temporary fix.....
    In the past when such problems arise, I have taken the HD out and started
    the installation with another pc, then re-installing before the
    configuration. Doesn't exactly get to the root of the problem but it will
    get you past it.

    Allen


    "Jerry" <> wrote in message
    news:OZVbb.55435$...
    > How do you get into the bios without a key board. I have to hit delete to
    > get ito mine?
    >
    > "Billy" <> wrote in message
    > news:lTRbb.274$...
    > > Have you entered the Setup or BIOS screens to verify that USB is enabled
    > > and an IRQ assigned?
    > >
    > > "Ben" <> wrote in message
    > > news:...
    > > >
    > > > > Did you try a different keyboard on the old computer? When you turn

    > > the
    > > > > system on do the three LEDs on the keyboard come on and then go back
    > > > > off? Did you try hitting the del key to go into the CMOS settings?

    > > Does
    > > > > the keyboard work there? If it does make sure that one of the boot
    > > > > devices is the CD-ROM drive, in fact, try making the CD-ROM drive

    > > the
    > > > > only boot device - just remember to change it back later. If that's

    > > all
    > > > > okay try booting to a DOS floppy and see if it works there. If it

    > > does
    > > > > then it should work for your systems' 'hit any key' prompt. Maybe

    > > your
    > > > > XP CD has a problem? Good luck and tell us how it went.
    > > > >
    > > > > NRJ
    > > > > "Plan?......... Ain't no plan!"
    > > >
    > > > Ok what I've tried is this. I've tried to boot from a floopy install

    > > disk
    > > > that I was able to download off of microsoft.com. But when the time

    > > came to
    > > > procede it said hit the enter button but the keyboard didn't work.

    > > The
    > > > keyboard lights do not light up when the computer boots. I haven't

    > > yet
    > > > tried to another keyboard on the computer because this comp only has

    > > usb
    > > > slots and no PS/2 slot and I only have the one usb keyboard, wanted to

    > > try
    > > > and see if I can find another soloution before I go out and buy a new

    > > one.
    > > > I cannot get into the bios because I can't use the keyboard. This is

    > > very
    > > > unusal as the keyboard used to work fine on the comp and it works well

    > > on
    > > > the other computer. I'm not really worried as far as getting the

    > > system up
    > > > and running more than I'm just trying to figure out where I went wrong

    > > or
    > > > what I did to make this keyboard stop functioning on this comp.
    > > >
    > > >

    > >
    > >

    >
    >
     
    Allen Howell, Sep 23, 2003
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  2. Allen Howell

    Jerry Guest

    How do you get into the bios without a key board. I have to hit delete to
    get ito mine?

    "Billy" <> wrote in message
    news:lTRbb.274$...
    > Have you entered the Setup or BIOS screens to verify that USB is enabled
    > and an IRQ assigned?
    >
    > "Ben" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > >
    > > > Did you try a different keyboard on the old computer? When you turn

    > the
    > > > system on do the three LEDs on the keyboard come on and then go back
    > > > off? Did you try hitting the del key to go into the CMOS settings?

    > Does
    > > > the keyboard work there? If it does make sure that one of the boot
    > > > devices is the CD-ROM drive, in fact, try making the CD-ROM drive

    > the
    > > > only boot device - just remember to change it back later. If that's

    > all
    > > > okay try booting to a DOS floppy and see if it works there. If it

    > does
    > > > then it should work for your systems' 'hit any key' prompt. Maybe

    > your
    > > > XP CD has a problem? Good luck and tell us how it went.
    > > >
    > > > NRJ
    > > > "Plan?......... Ain't no plan!"

    > >
    > > Ok what I've tried is this. I've tried to boot from a floopy install

    > disk
    > > that I was able to download off of microsoft.com. But when the time

    > came to
    > > procede it said hit the enter button but the keyboard didn't work.

    > The
    > > keyboard lights do not light up when the computer boots. I haven't

    > yet
    > > tried to another keyboard on the computer because this comp only has

    > usb
    > > slots and no PS/2 slot and I only have the one usb keyboard, wanted to

    > try
    > > and see if I can find another soloution before I go out and buy a new

    > one.
    > > I cannot get into the bios because I can't use the keyboard. This is

    > very
    > > unusal as the keyboard used to work fine on the comp and it works well

    > on
    > > the other computer. I'm not really worried as far as getting the

    > system up
    > > and running more than I'm just trying to figure out where I went wrong

    > or
    > > what I did to make this keyboard stop functioning on this comp.
    > >
    > >

    >
    >
     
    Jerry, Sep 23, 2003
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  3. Allen Howell

    AG Guest

    "Ben" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >
    > "Navin R. Johnson" <> wrote in message
    > news:p...
    > > On Tue, 23 Sep 2003 11:18:06 GMT, "Jerry" <> wrote:
    > >
    > > >How do you get into the bios without a key board. I have to hit delete

    > to
    > > >get ito mine?

    >
    > That's the thing, I cannot get into the BIOS.
    >
    > > Did you try plugging the keyboard into other usb ports? It sounds like
    > > the 'USB Keyboard/Power' setting in the CMOS is set to disabled -
    > > especially since you said the LEDs on the keyboard don't light up. You
    > > need to get a P/S-2 keyboard to at least get into the BIOS and check the
    > > settings. USB keyboards suck anyway. You'll be better off with a P/S-2.
    > >
    > > NRJ
    > > "Plan?......... Ain't no plan!"

    >
    > Yes I have used the other ports. I have to use a usb mouse as well and I
    > have an optical mouse that lights up when the computer is started. That
    > works fine, so it must be getting some power to the usb ports. I agree

    that
    > I would be better off with a ps/2 but I don't have any ports to put a ps/2
    > board on. I am going to go buy a new keyboard today and see if that's the
    > problem, if that doesn't work and if I can't figure something out, I'll

    just
    > part the comp out lol.

    Try switching the keyboard and mouse.
    AG
     
    AG, Sep 23, 2003
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