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When powering on the F2 key will get me to Bios Setup, F8 key will get me to Safe Mode, and F12 key will let me change Boot Device. Everything is normal when up on XP operating system. If I reboot, None of the mentioned function keys work. Instead I get a message of a "Keyboard Failure", but system will come up OK. But, on the reboot, I want to use one of those function keys.
I have a DELL 2400 Dimension running Windows Home XP. I am using a Logitech EX-110 (Combo keyboard & mouse)
This seems very similar to another write up on this site.
Any ideas? Don't tell me to toggle the keyboard. I tried it with no positive results
Dec 02, 2012 | LG 10X DVD IDE 452000078
A hard disk failure can be catastrophic if it jeopardizes the data stored on your computer.
In addition to rendering a laptop inoperable, a failed hard disk can damage other files stored on the drive as well.
It is critical to determine whether an actual drive failure has taken place, and there are several steps to troubleshoot a drive before hard disk failure can be declared.
Unplug any devices such as printers, speakers, cameras and other external peripherals. Boot the laptop by pressing the power key.
If this does not result in a successful boot, try booting Windows in "Safe Mode."
Reboot the computer, and hold down the F8 key this will vary depending on your computer and operating system
From the menu choices, choose "Boot Windows in Safe Mode".
If the boot up progresses, then the computer is likely experiencing a software issue, not a hard drive failure.
Reset the hard drive.
This will involve turning off laptop (removing the battery is a good move, too) opening the laptop unit, and unplugging all connections and cables from the hard drive.
If possible, replace the hard drive with another drive.
This will help determine if the hard drive is causing the problem.
Plug all connections back in to the hard drive, and reboot the computer.
Repeat Step 2 if necessary.
If the computer does not reboot, the laptop is more than likely experiencing a hard drive failure and will probably have to be repaired by vendor.
hope this helps
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