Keyboard repeat in BIOS

Hello,I recently restored my system using a system image and I'm having an odd issue in the BIOS..If I enter BIOS and try to make a selection with the arrow keys--say I press the down arrow---The cursor just keeps highlighting the next item and loops around--to stop it from looping I have to hit another key say the right arrow key and try to end up at the selection I want..I was able to reset the BIOS to optimal settings to no avail..
I have a Gateway DX4831 running windows 7 64bit.

Thanks,
---Yvette
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  1. sound like a stuck key on you keyboard
  2. Hello kamiblue_43;
    Can you borrow a different keyboard to test and see if the same thing happens with another keyboard?
    Will using the TAB key let you move through the BIOS screens? Cntl+Tab to move backwards I think.
  3. Normally it's shift-tab to go backwards.
  4. Something else you could test out.
    Turn off the NumLock on the keypad and use the 2/4/6/8 keys in place of the dedicated arrow keys.
  5. Thanks everyone--Unfortunately(?)--the problem doesnt seem to be a stuck key as I tried tab(same results)and the keypad arrow keys with numlock off---I didnt try another keyboard, but I dont think its a stuck key...

    any other ideas?

    Thanks,
    ---Yvette
  6. Try clearing CMOS.
    There will be a jumper, or you can disconnect the PC from the mains and take out the CMOS battery and leave it for a few minutes.
  7. kamiblue_43 said:
    Hello,I recently restored my system using a system image and I'm having an odd issue in the BIOS..If I enter BIOS and try to make a selection with the arrow keys--say I press the down arrow---The cursor just keeps highlighting the next item and loops around--to stop it from looping I have to hit another key say the right arrow key and try to end up at the selection I want..I was able to reset the BIOS to optimal settings to no avail..
    I have a Gateway DX4831 running windows 7 64bit.

    Thanks,
    ---Yvette


    Did you ever resolve this? I have exactly the same problem with exactly the same computer (DX4831).

    Jonathan.
  8. jmcphers said:
    Did you ever resolve this? I have exactly the same problem with exactly the same computer (DX4831).

    Jonathan.

    Hi Jonathan,

    I did...Unfortunately, I dont recall how....if I remember I'll post.

    Sorry,
    ---Yvette
  9. Maybe I did what mi1ez suggested...sorry, cant recall
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