boot / keyboard problems
I purchased a few new parts to essentailly build a new computer (out of the very few remaining parts of my old unit) it's as follows:
480w Hiper psu
amd venice 3200+ skt 939
abit av8-3rd eye mobo
1 gb (2x 512) kingston pc3200 400mhz
saphire 256 mb graphics card (I can't quite remember which model was from my old system)
old dell 15" monitor
generic usb keyboard
I guess i'll explain through how it goes from boot and options I can do.
Turn on the computer and it loads up, abit logo screen appears.
Pressing tab will show the post screen
pressing del. gets into the bios (obviously)
the keyboard works fine and without any problems at this point.
once it goes past the post screen where windows should load up an option to select how I want to boot windows (normal, safe etc...) come up. now it wouldn't be a problem except that the keyboard is totally unresponsive. Nothing happens with it, no power even to the caps lock/num lock lights. It can time out to a default (what the selection is set on, normal boot) and load up, except almost right after the time out the computer just reboots itself.
The keboard works fine when I load up the bios and I can navigate and select/change options.
I can try and load up from the a:/ drive to format my HD (cause I had planned to anyway) but the keyboard again is completely unresponsive.
I've tried sawpping around the ram modules, only using one and such, unconnected various drive/unessential components and still end up with this very same problem. I also tried using a ps/2 keyboard with exactly the same results and anohter usb keyboard with same results.
Any kind of suggestions or other informaion would be greatly appreciated. I'm really quite stumped by this problem.