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Old 08-17-2006, 02:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was installing a new floppy drive & something went wrong. system hangs on first phase with just the P-4 picture on screen on bottom I have choice tab to show post or del to enter set up. Problem is tab w/not show post nor will del enter set up. I reset cmos, I repluged in everything one at a time. I held ondown the tad a power up it showes on post only processor and memory & when I held down del at power up it says set up but thats it nothing happens.I'm totally lost can anyone help me?
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adjust the boot order in the BIOS.
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Old 08-17-2006, 02:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
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how do you set the boot order?
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the keyboard doesnt respond none of the buttons work
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even once you take out the floppy ? try taking out the floppy booting into the bios and adjusting the boot order in there.
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Go into the BIOS, it usually accessed by pressing Delete, Escape, or F2 when the computer first boots up. If you see a blue screen with white writing, you're in the BIOS.

When in the BIOS, look for a Boot tab and select boot from HD.
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i have taken it out still dont work i also unpluged all drives and just have the motherboard and PS pulged in i get same screen. i have also pressed delete key it say entering setup but just stays on that screen and doesnt do anything else
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Try a different keyboard, if the one you are using doesn't work in BIOS.
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try reseting the bios

1. On the motherboard there is a small watch battery. Remove this battery along with the power cable from the power supply. Hold down the power button to fully discharge the system. Wait 2-3 minutes then reinstall the battery and plug in your system. Your reset is now complete

2. Some motherboards have a 3 pin jumper by the battery. Lets say that the jumper is on pins 2 and 3. Remove the jumper while the machine is OFF and place onto pins 1 and 2. Power on your machine for a minute. (Note: Your system will not POST). Shutdown your machine and put the jumper back to pins 2 and 3. Your reset is now complete
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reseted both of the stuff you posted but still no change. the cd and dvd roms dont open either so i cant put the windows disc in they havent been able to open i should have mention that in first post
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