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New build PC, carries out POST, recognises DEL key to access BIOS, but can not use keyboard to change BIOS settings

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  • rodlips Aug 29, 2008

    I found the cause of the problem. I disconected the USB connectors and found that the system booted AOK. On closer examination of the 'Quick connect' plug I found that I had crossed over 2 of the connections. Re-connecting the wires in the correct postions and re-connecting the USB 'Quick connect' plug sorted the problem.

    Thanks again for assistance.

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You may have to try a different keyboard or make sure it is in the right port or you may want to see if you have your bios jumpers set to normal and not setup

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The BIOS information is typically found at or near the top of the POST screen for a very short time

ALR PC non / PCI =CTRL+ALT+ESC

AMD advanced micro devices=BIOS = DEL

Award BIOS = DEL

Dtk Datatech Enterprises Co. BIOS = ESC

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Phoenix BIOS = CTRL+ALT+INS

Restart your computer
during the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key usually Delete or F2 to enter setup
this will differ depending on which bios you have

Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS
if you have changed any of the BIOS settings by mistake

you can load failsafe or optimised defaultsusing the arrow keys you can after you make any changes in BIOS press Esc then press the F10 button save to cmos to restart

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this will reset your cmos

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The BIOS information is typically found at or near the top of the POST screen for a very short time

ALR PC non / PCI =CTRL+ALT+ESC

AMD advanced micro devices=BIOS = DEL

Award BIOS = DEL

Dtk Datatech Enterprises Co. BIOS = ESC

Phoenix BIOS = CTRL+ALT+S

Phoenix BIOS = CTRL+ALT+INS

Restart your computer
during the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key usually Delete or F2 to enter setup
this will differ depending on which bios you have

Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS
if you have changed any of the BIOS settings by mistake

you can load failsafe or optimised defaultsusing the arrow keys you can after you make any changes in BIOS press Esc then press the F10 button save to cmos to restart

CMOS is an on-board semiconductor chip powered by a CMOS battery inside computers that stores information such as the system time and date and the system hardware settings for your computer..

this will reset your cmos

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The BIOS information is typically found at or near the top of the POST screen for a very short time


ALR PC non / PCI = CTRL+ALT+ESC


AMD advanced micro devices=BIOS = DEL


Award BIOS = DEL


Dtk Datatech Enterprises Co. BIOS = ESC


Phoenix BIOS = CTRL+ALT+S


Phoenix BIOS = CTRL+ALT+INS


Restart your computer
during the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key usually Delete or F2 to enter setup
this will differ depending on which bios you have


Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS
if you have changed any of the BIOS settings by mistake

you can load failsafe or optimised defaults using the arrow keys you can after you make any changes in BIOS press Esc then press the F10 button save to cmos to restart

CMOS is an on-board semiconductor chip powered by a CMOS battery inside computers that stores information such as the system time and date and the system hardware settings for your computer..



If your computer won't boot without a password or you need a password to enter the computer set-up or change the settings, then you have a BIOS password set. BIOS is an acronym for basic input/output system.

The BIOS is the basic instruction set that teaches the computer how to access disk drives, keyboard, display etc. The BIOS is typically placed on a ROM chip in the computer hence the term ROM BIOS.

The ROM BIOS allows the computer to boot itself. The BIOS is required to boot the computer. Thus, if the BIOS is password protected, the computer will not boot (or you will not be able to enter or change the BIOS settings.)

using the arrows keys scroll to Advanced Bios Features change the first boot device to cd rom press escape the F10 save to cmos to restart

BIOS is a software program that controls basic functions in your computer, such as boot order, keyboard control and how your processor interacts with memory cards









Restart your computer
During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup

Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS using the arrow keys scroll down to advanced bios features press enter to change boot devices
press f10 to save to cmos escape then restart your computer

if you need to change any of the settings using the arrow keys if you have made any changes that has compromised your computer
you can go back and load failsafe or optimised defaults


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