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Boot up failure

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.

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  • lildevil2008 Apr 04, 2008

    thanks ,using a gateway keyboard,checked it out and the all caps lock isn't working so will switch key board with your recommended ps2 and try again. makes sense if it can't see get key board input ,nothing will happen.will let you know when i perform that substution. paul

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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.

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