cant access bios or boot into safe mode

  mrss miggins 18:26 08 Jul 04

hi for some reason my p.c wont let me boot into safe mode or get into the bios

i press delete or what ever on the boot screen but the computer doesnt reaspond to it.

ive never had trouble before with this, a couple of nights ago i read a guide on how to tweak xp and messed about with a few settings.. ive gone back to the guide and think ive put every thing back to default but it has'nt sorted my problem :(

any help much appreciated ty

  hillybilly 18:38 08 Jul 04

This might sound daft but are you using a USB keyboard?

  jack 19:51 08 Jul 04

Hilly billy has struck a node
A USB or Cordless/Infra red keyboard/mouse
wouild not work.
Looks like you need a 'steam keyboard/mouse
I have a P?S2 mouse permantly plugged in and tucked away just for such a situation.

Bowwor a P/S2 keynoard/mouse if you do not have one to get going then invest in a set if this is indeed the problem.

  jonnytub 19:57 08 Jul 04

if you find keyboard isn't the problem, read your manual to find out how to reset your bios, this usually involves removing the battery or shorting jumper pins, DO NOT ATTEMPT IF YOUR NOT CONFIDENT IN WHAT YOUR DOING!

  hillybilly 19:59 08 Jul 04

I've always thiought any mobo if take out the battery for an hour, that will reset the bios?

  jonnytub 20:01 08 Jul 04

Hi hillybilly, long time no chat?, my board don't cos it's stubborn i gotta short pins 1+3 to reset, go figure, :-)

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