I got stuck at BIOS

Seagate Barracuda ata iv 80gb hard drive
January 9, 2010 at 05:17:17
Specs: Windows XP
Hi guys,

My motherboard is Asus P5n32 E-Sli Plus. I just replaced its boot logo with my own picture. Unfortunately, I got a big problem. It's a very serious problem indeed. My computer got completely frozen right after reboot. I can't press any button on the keyboard.

According to the instruction book, I can use a bootable floppy disk with a bios file on it, using EZ flash mode. OK, I got it ready but as I said, I can't press any button. I wish I could press any button, like F8, or Del or Tab or Alt-F2 so I have at least a possible solution to deal with the problem. Any idea for a roll back or something better? Please help!

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January 9, 2010 at 05:37:05
Geez, I am amazed at the issues folks make for themselves.

If you are using a USB keyboard and you have a PS/2 port try using a PS/2 keyboard. DO NOT connect a PS/2 keyboard while the computer is under power.

If you intend to flash the BIOS be sure you got the flash file for your EXACT model and version.

Many motherboards have a jumper to prevent accidental alteration of the BIOS. Read you manual to verify you are in a flash mode. Also, some boards have a backup BIOS chip which can be turned on in place of the original. Read you manual concerning that too.

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January 9, 2010 at 06:01:03
hi Otherhill,

where is the jumper located? Is it somewhere on the motherboard?

I upgraded to the latest BIOS successfully (I'm sure I got the right one for my motherboard). I found no problem with BIOS update except for the replacement of the boot logo splash screen.

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January 9, 2010 at 06:52:29
I didn't state there was a jumper. I said there may be one.

If you updated the BIOS the first thing you needed to do after that was to reboot and reset values as needed. Date and time for sure, other items, maybe.

What is your status concerning the USB keyboard and presence of a PS/2 port?

Many BIOSes do not support legacy USB devices by default. The default setting is disabled. So, if you are using a USB keyboard that would explain the lack of response.

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January 9, 2010 at 06:56:39
I used PS/2 keyboard as you said but still no luck. I think I have to clear the CMOS.

Thank you for your time,

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January 9, 2010 at 06:58:45
You may have performed a bad flash. :You could try to clear the CMOS. That can't hurt anything. Be sure to unplug the computer before clearing the CMOS.

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