Question about Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop
I tired several keboards both PS2 and usb, NO LUCK.
can't go to safe mode becoz of this error
When the system is booting up does the keyboard lite up momentarily? When booted does the CAPS Lock button light when pressed? If not then the problem is the motherboard. They are not difficult to replace and fairly cheap if you get one that will accept the same processor and RAM. Unfortunately this problem is not a repairable one.
Posted on Oct 25, 2008
The Solution to this occurance of "Keyboard error" , which is apparently being caused by a cracked trace or feed through on the motherboard related to the Keyboard processor, was to change both mouse and keyboard to a USB device.. USB devices are coupled thru the south bridge and therefore take a different signal path for the interrupt and data paths than the PS/2 devices. Once the interface devices were switched to the USB type. And the ports disabled in "Setup", the POST error indicators have been green. And the BSOD "fatal error" screen has not reoccured..
The cause of the crack in the traces or feedthroughs of the motherboard is most likely related to the lack of cooling this unit experienced when the rug fuzz and cat hair was allowed to gather on the cooling vents and CPU cooler fins.
Most owners do not read the users manual more than once, and a curssorary scan at that time, so they forget the needed cleaning to protect the thermal health of their compters.. Clean them at least each 6 months and oftener if they are sitting on a long fiber rug or the household has multilple pets in it...
Posted on Oct 27, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Apr 20, 2014 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop
restart you computer tap the f8 key repeatedly to enter safe mode where the only things working will be your keyboard and mouse allowing you an attempt to repair your computer
If done properly the user should get to a screen similar to the below screen.
Select the option for Safe mode command prompt only
Windows Advanced Options Menu
Please select an option:
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt
Enable Boot Logging
Enable VGA mode
Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked)
Directory Services Restore Mode (Windows domain controllers only)
Start Windows Normally
Return to OS Choices Menu
Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice.
select safe mode
Click start control panel keyboard hardware make sure you have the right keyboard selected
or you might have uninstall the keyboard then restart your computer then reinstall it and its drivers
click start control panel administrive tools computer management device manager scroll to keyboard you might see a yellow question /exclamation mark ? ! or a red X right click update driver
hope it helps
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