I am working on a Dell Dimension 400/9150 - I am trying to reinstall the operating system (XP Media Center) but I am having a problem with a keyboard failure error. I cannot press F2 for Bios setup or F12 for the Bootup Menu. Basically I can't do anything with it. There are no ps2 ports - only usb ports and my keyboard will not work on any of them.
I tried removing the battery on the motherboard and made the situation worse because it wiped out all its settings....The motherboard is pn 316736100010_R01_a00
Bios Revision A05
The hard drive is formatted but I can't install the OS because it won't boot from the CD...help
I'm having the same problem and I have the same motherboard. I'm considering replaceing the BIOS chip, but I cant seem to find it... I'm pretty new at this. my other consideration is buying a new motherboard. what are you doing?