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I forgot to change boot priority to cd rom.After my recoverycd loaded my pc restarted won't go to windows and does not read my keyboard driver.So i can't hit the boot options.Is there anything i can do.

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Try plugging in a usb keyboard. or re-instal win 7

Posted on Oct 06, 2010

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    DEKR Oct 06, 2010

    I tried that too and still nothing

  • David Bottomley Oct 06, 2010

    all i would do is a complete re-install.

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Try unplugging your keyboard and starting the unit then shut it down, plug the keyboard back in and start it up again. you should be able to get to your bios at startup. hope this helps

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  • DEKR
    DEKR Oct 06, 2010

    I already did that a couple times and still no keyboard.First time thats ever happened to me

  • DEKR
    DEKR Oct 06, 2010

    Is there anything else i can try

  • mike42353 Oct 06, 2010

    i think if it were mine, i would try a reinstall

  • DEKR
    DEKR Oct 06, 2010

    It won't let me do anything reinstall either just goes to the bios options and stays there

  • DEKR
    DEKR Oct 06, 2010

    Is there anyway at all i can get my boot priority changed

  • mike42353 Oct 06, 2010

    do you still have the cd in the cdrom?

  • DEKR
    DEKR Oct 06, 2010

    I tried with it in and out of the rom.Its out right now

  • mike42353 Oct 06, 2010

    try starting with the cd in and with it out. try pull the battery then start then shutdown then reinstall battery and start. i had 1 lock up once but i just keept starting and restarting with the cd in and it eventually worked. evidently the drivers didnt get loaded but a generick set of drivers should have been loaded.

  • mike42353 Oct 06, 2010

    do you have just the operating system cd? if so try that at startup. does acer have a seperate driver cd? i am running out ideas for the moment. i will think some more on this. sorry i couldnt help.

  • mike42353 Oct 07, 2010

    a quick note when you pull the battery also look for a clear cmos jumper on the board

  • DEKR
    DEKR Oct 07, 2010

    thanks did that and it did read my keyboard but still won't go to setup just sits on the page.I notice it's only reading 64 ram.I took the ram out put it in a different slot still reads 64 hmmm

  • mike42353 Oct 07, 2010

    i am courious as to why you had to do a reinstall. were you having problems before ?

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