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Was stuck on bios screen stops at ''initializing usb connections''. Pulled off varios connections, reconnected, replaced battery then a new screen,the Compaq screen with options of esc., f1 and f10 but keyboard not responding.

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Try a PS/2 keyboard (the old types of keyboard) or enter the bios by pressing Del key at start up

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Disconnect all devices except keyboard and mouse and master cd or DVD. unplug then hit power button. Plug back in. Hit power and hopefully you get to BIOS. If you do make sure you save the BIOS before you leave to start OS. Keep me informed and I'll keep checking your listing to see if its working or not.

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now the Bios hangs before anything can happen,  You need to remove the Bios Battery (looks like a coin on the mobo) for about 30 secs (with the power disconnected)  then re-insert the battery and power on.

 

you should get the same power on message as you did the 1st time (maybe with a missings settings error too but this is expected)

 

Enuro12 is right about legacy USB in that your keyboard should work in BIOS (setup)

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