Question about Computers & Internet
During boot up,display ok,fans running ,hard drive running but stops boot up and displays (floppy not detected code(40),and cmos running default codes). won't let me select (f1) to continue,and won't let me select (delete) to enter set up of bios.i have re-positioned the jumper from 1&2 pin to 2&3,with out power then re-stored the jumper back to 1&2 .to clear and have it seek re-set up ,but that doesn't happen. alsohave replaced the memory battery on the board with a new matching battery.does it sound what i am afraid to find out that my bios if it isn't re-flashing with an up-dated bios re-covery cd ,can only get this info by floppy and/or my bios chip might need replacement? any help would be appreciated here,drinking my 12 th cup of coffee on this lol.
It's possible you are using a USB keyboard and it is not being detected. You should be able to turn the caps lock light on and off if it is working. Try a ps2 keyboard.
Posted on Apr 04, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Test your PSU or replace it if your power supply units fan is not working your PSU is faulty
One bad lead can cause a computer to continue on a cycle or to shutdown or fail to detect/ boot up a computer hard drive
Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions,IDE,SATA
the leads from your "((MOTHERBOARD TO YOUR HARD DRIVE))" make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty even the electrical extensions or just replace them they could be faulty a computer needs its connections to continue its cycle and have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error even something as small as a faulty electrical extension or fan lead can cause this problem follow the troubleshooting procedure a computer needs all of the data and electrical current to travel through every device and to have an end to be able work properly
a motherboard and a hard drive any leads between them will fail before your motherboard or your hard drive if its a flat ribbon 40 pin type IDE replace it this will be the first to fail check all electrical extensions make sure they are securely seated even the cd/dvd floppy drives need to have current go through make sure these drives are working hope this helps also it could be a dirty computer clean all of the dust from your computer you could use a vacuum cleaner but whatever you use make absolutely sure there is no moisture gets to anything in your computer
also check the Cmos battery and computer ram make sure they are securely seated
hope this helps
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