|Looked at my sister-in-laws computer that was not booting and it has me puzzled. The problem is, I can't work in cmos, and i can't get past it because of a cmos error. The error, I'm trying to remember, stated there was a disk failure I believe. I am assuming this is the result of CMOS being reset and the HD is no longer recognized (SATA HD). |
So on boot the keyboard only works once, yeah that's weird. If I hold down F2 as i power up the computer, It will open CMOS, but then the keyboard does not respond. It has to be held from power-up, I tried during the POST message but no go. I have cleared CMOS, unplugged the extra hardware in the case (CD-ROM), the keyboard is USB but there are no PS/2 slots available... I couldn't try another usb keyboard because I did not have one with me, but would that really matter if the keyboard is booting CMOS (if only working for a second)? I think it is a Dell...good old pre-made pieces of junk.
Try keyboard? Bad component? Toast MB? How this sort of stuff happens to people boggles me.
Anyways, hopefully someone has some insight or can confirm it could be dead, thanks for your help!