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Subject: New computer won't boot

Date: 04/13/03 at 1:38 AM
Posted by: Tefon Obchansky
E-mail: tefon.obchansky@sasktel.net
Message Posted:


I built a computer for a friend of mine. I powered it up, and entered the SETUP utility. Then I noticed the floppy drive light was on solid - reversed floppy cable. I powered it down and fixed the floppy cable problem. I turned it back on, and it POSTs fine, gives the single beep, then after detecting the IDE drives (Hard drive, DVD-ROM) it halts and says CMOS checksum bad - defaults loaded.
Press F1 to continue, or DEL to enter SETUP.

The problem is, the keyboard doesn't seem to respond at all. All three lights (NumLock, CapsLock and ScrollLock) are on, and pressing DEL or F1 does nothing. Tried a different keyboard. Nothing. Tried clearing the CMOS. Nothing. Tried reversing the floppy connector again. Still didn't work.

I can't get in to the CMOS setup at all. It's as if the keyboard controller fried or something. Does this happen? Does anybody have any other ideas?

Motherboard: Biostar M6VCF, Award BIOS
CPU: VIA C3 800 MHz (133*6)
RAM: 256 MB

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