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Hi, I'm having a serious problem, my computer won't startup correctly after I turned it off. I get an error stating there is a possible problem with the BIOS. I can't even access the BIOS because my keyboard is unresponsive now and so is the mouse. My friend said that it may be due to too much power usage so we unplugged all the nice extra stuff I had, that didn't work. When I turn the computer on it acts like it's starting up and tries to load Windows XP but I get the blue error screen saying that windows could not start. So I can't run windows or access my BIOS to fix the problem.
I'm really stumped to what the problem might be. I turned it off properly, my hard drives works just fine and so does the mouse and keyboard. I did check in other forums with similar problems, they stated that the motherboard could've fried. I hope that's not the case.
The motherboard is clearly perfectly fine, if it tries to start up windows, are you using a USB keyboard? if so try the old Style PS/2 oval or round shaped connector type keyboard and see if that works.
Let me know how that goes so can continue to diagnose the problem.
Posted on Nov 08, 2008
Just had a service call for the same problem on an ECS motherboard. PS2 keyboard nor USB keyboard would work. Press the Caps Lock, if the light doesn't light then the keyboard controller is fried as is the motherboard since it is not practical to replace the controller chip. If money is an issue find a motherboard that will accept the same processor, RAM and drives. The client had been accidentally disconnecting the keyboard while the computer was on repeatedly. Found her a new mobo for $50 and used the same items I mentioned above. One confusion is that you say the keyboard is unresponsive and that it works fine in the same report. Again, pressing the Caps Lock key will light the corresponding light on the keyboard if it is recognized by the I/O controller. Good luck, Steve Medley
Posted on Nov 08, 2008
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