Primary Master: WD HD. Primary Slave: n

Microsoft Windows xp professional w/serv...
March 15, 2010 at 12:14:25
Specs: Windows XP prof sp3, ?
On boot, on second screen, keyboard not present, press F1 or DEL message comes up.
Primary Master: (my WD internal drive)
Primary Slave: None.
Secondary Master: RWCD ROM
Secondary Slave: None.

Any one know what's wrong?

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March 15, 2010 at 12:32:45
um what the message says; you have a problem with the keyboard. If its plugged in correctly then get a new one.

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March 15, 2010 at 18:35:39
First let me thank you.
WAS USING a wireless keyboard & mouse and batteries are
good, it was new only couple months ago -no go- unplugged it
PLUGGED IN my older keyboard USB and no go THEN,,
added an adapter for serial port that adapts USB to SERIAL. I
used this for may be 3 years never had any problems with it,
just wanted a wieless. Bottom line neither worked.

Read a little on line abut the BUSS cable (if I'm saying that
correcly). Read a Little about the USB portion of the mther

Any other ideas????

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March 15, 2010 at 20:59:14
To use a USB keyboard and have it recognized during boot, it MUST be plugged into one of the USB jacks DIRECTLY on the motherboard, NOT a front one or one on an expansion card (these are OK for printers, cameras, flash drives, and most devices, but are not active during boot so mouse and keyboard must be direct). If you cannot use a hardwired keyboard on one of these ports, and you are using XP (win95/98 needs PS2 keyboard and mouse), then either the keyboard is bad, or you need to check your BIOS settings on USB devices and activate USB keyboard support.

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March 16, 2010 at 15:42:49
Can someone walk me through getting into the BIOS settings
and then where to find the keyboard settings.

Further, can anyone comment on likelyhood of CMOS battery.

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