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Cannot boot from cd - Keyboard not working..

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January 8, 2009 1:00:40 PM

hi, im using a IP35 Pro XE and its my first Abit board. The bios is far more complex to the p5n-e i had, anyway i set boot device priority to:

1) Sata CD Rom
2) Hard Disk
3) Disabled

I then get this screen which i can only assume is expecting some input from me: http://img79.imageshack.us/img79/1293/07012009123qo0.jp... But my keyboard (wireless, hub is connected via usb) does not allow me to enter anything. It sits on that screen for ages before booting up my old xp install.

What options do i need to let me use keyboard and mouse so i can boot xp and reformat?

I must also mention if i allow the pc to boot to my old XP, the mouse or keyboard does not work either. So im thinking there is a setting i need to change?

Please help me thanks!

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January 8, 2009 1:19:04 PM

here are the settings:

STANDARD CMOS FEATURES
SATA Channel 1 SAMSUNG HD502IJ
SATA Channel 2 NONE
SATA Channel 3 TSSTCorp CDDVDW SH-5
Sata 3 Channel: Auto
Access Mode: Auto
Capacity: 0mb
Cylinder: 0mb
Head: 0mb
Precomp: 0
Landing Zone: 0
Sector: 0


ADVANCED BIOS FEATURES
CPU FEATURE
Thermal Control: Enabled
Limit CPUID Maxval: Disabled
CIE Function: Auto
Execute Disable Bit: Enabled
Virtualization Technology: Enabled
EIST Function: Enabled
HARD DISK PRIORITY
SATA 1: SAMSUNG HD502IJ
Bootable Add-in card
Quick Post: Enabled
First Boot Device: SATA CD Rom
Second Boot Device: HDD
Third Boot Device: Disabled
Boot Other Device: Disabled
Bootup Floppy Seek: Disabled
Security Option: Setup
MPS Version Ctrl For OS: 1.4
Report No FDD For OS: No
Delay IDE Initial (secs): 0
Full Screen Logo: Enabled


ADVANCED CHIPSET FEATURES
DRAM TIMING SELECTABLE: By SPD
Memory Timings all set to AUTO
PCIe Compliancy Mode: v1.0a
PEG FORCE X1: Disabled
Init Display First: PCI Slot


INTEGRATED PERIPHERALS
Onchip SATA DEVICE
Bus Master: Enabled
Onchip SATA Controller: Enabled
SATA Mode: IDE
ONCHIP PCI DEVICE
Onchip Audio Controller: Enabled
- FP-Audio: HD-AUDIO
USB DEVICE SETTING
USB FUNCTIONS
-USB 2.0 Operation Mode: Full/low speed
-USB Keyboard Support via: OS
-USB Mouse Support via: OS
-usb Storage Function: Enabled
ONBOARD PCI DEVICE
IEEE 1394 Controller: Disabled
Network Controller 1: Disabled
Network Controller 2: Disabled
Storage Controller: Disabled
FLOPPY DISK CONTROLLER: Disabled


PNP/PCI CONFIGURATIONS
Resources Controller by: Auto
PCI/VGA Palette Snoop: Enabled



what can i change?
January 8, 2009 1:33:22 PM

It might be the keyboard.

Is it a MS multimdeia media one where the F keys have dual function?

If it is then to use the F keys as F keys there is another button on the keyboard. You have to press this to use F2 as F2 not the alternate assignment.

I only found this out when doing a new build using a new keyboard. The F2 key wasn't recognised during boot. In the end I tried with a standard keyboard and it worked fine. Once I completed my build I plugged the new keyborad and then found it defaults on the F keys to the alternate function.

Way to go MS.
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January 8, 2009 1:33:50 PM

USB DEVICE SETTING
USB FUNCTIONS
-USB 2.0 Operation Mode: Full/low speed
-USB Keyboard Support via: OS
-USB Mouse Support via: OS
-usb Storage Function: Enabled


I would assume that the USB keyboard/mouse function would be your problem. I think that most BIOS have a setting to force USB to mimic/impersonate PS2 port devices, which would allow the USB keyboard to input data outside of your OS. Either that, or find an old PS2 keyboard to plug in until you get the install completed.
January 8, 2009 1:46:45 PM

JustJack...

It is a microsoft multimedia one, it has a F lock thing on,wireless keyboard and mouse, when i get to that cd prompt thing i can turn num lock on/off, same with caps and the F thing, but if i press y or enter nothing happens. i havnt tried F2 yet..

rubix_1011...

i will try the settings, i dont have a ps2 keyboard but i have ordered a ps2 to usb adapter converter thing, maybe that will work when i get it.

Thanks for the replies..
January 8, 2009 1:57:30 PM

USB loads after PS2 check. Lots of times, you only have a very small split second on a USB keyboard... especially if it is wireless and even more if you have to use the F lock to get back to the funcion keys.
January 8, 2009 2:02:44 PM

well i dont know when to press F2 but i tried it at that cd prompt thing and nothing happened. on my old asus p5n-e board i had no problems booting to cd.

any more ideas apart from using ps2 keyboard? also with these settings i cannot toggle caps, or num lock just the f lock thing.

USB DEVICE SETTING
USB FUNCTIONS
-USB 2.0 Operation Mode: Full/low speed
-USB Keyboard Support via: OS
-USB Mouse Support via: OS
-usb Storage Function: Enabled

they only toggle if i put kb and mouse to bios
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January 8, 2009 2:05:30 PM

Pick up a cheap USB keyboard and mouse (can even use an older PS2 set too). I have one laying around, the set cost me about $30 (AAFES blows for pricing) and I use it for OS, or new hardware installs. After everything is up and running, you can switch to the wireless (installing drivers first of course).
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