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Need some help, cannot enter BIOS with keyboard.

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February 18, 2009 1:43:39 AM

Hello all, I finally got the parts for my first ever computer build. Put it together in about two hours (I got the front panel right on my first try, my kung-foo is strong) But anyways.
First things first, my spec's.

(TL;DR at the bottom if you want to skip all this)

GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P P45 775 mobo

Intel Core2duo E7400 (will be overclocking later on when i get a new HSF)

4gig Mushkin RAM (2x2)

500gig Western Digital HDD (7200 RPM)

Sapphire ATI Radeon 4870 512MB

Coolermaster HAF 932 case.

PC+P 750w PSU

Here's my situation, I start it up for the first time, with my Windows Vista Business (64bit) DVD, it loads into the setup. I get free Microsoft software from school, so all i did was burn it off the MSDN website and bur a DVD. So the setup asks for the Serial Number and all that stuff, it loads the files, begins to unpack. Sits at 0% for about five minutes, then Pops up with a "0x80070017" Error. So i take the disk out, and burn a new one assuming that was the problem.

Start the system up, put the disk in, and now all i get is a "BOOTMGR is missing, Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart" I havn't entered the BIOS yet, and the hard drive is the main boot source.

That isn't quite the problem though. I've had to do this with my laptop before, and i'ts a pretty simple fix.

My problem is, I don't have a PS/2 keyboard! I'm pretty sure USB keyboards have to be enabled in the BIOS menu so they will work, but the keyboard i have is USB. I have a USB-PS/2 adapter, but it doesn't do anything. I can't press the backspace to enter the bios menu, or do basically aything.

THe one odd thing is, it will let me press F12 and enter the boot list, but i cannot arrow up or down. Now i just searched all over town (best buy, officemax, etc) and cannot find a keyboard that uses PS/2 to save my life.

So here is a TL;DR

Problem 1: Cannot enter BIOS with my keyboard, so I cannot change the boot priority.

Problem 2: For some reason, i get "Error 0x80070017" every time i used my vista disk.

Any help is GREATLY appreciated.

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February 18, 2009 2:12:03 AM

Well, i fixed the keyboard problem (I feel like a complete idiot but i was just so giddy to get this computer up, i was pressing backspace instead of delete x.X)

And now it seems like my vista DVD is working too.

Waste of a thread i guess =(
February 18, 2009 2:59:54 AM

Well, all the hardware is working fine, but i cannot connet to the internet now for some reason.

It says my drivers aren't up to date, but I updated it with the driver disk that the Mobo came with.

Anybody have some ideas?
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a b B Homebuilt system
February 18, 2009 4:16:43 AM

if you are using broadband, you need to use the install disk that came with the modem. Are you connected directly to the modem or wireless from a router?
February 18, 2009 4:47:36 AM

Solved the problem, the disk that came with the Mobo had a older driver, downloaded and burned the latest one with my laptop. Computer is on the internet and working perfect now. (Since i'm posting on it =D )

Thanks for all the help though, i'm just so happy to finally have a computer that can put out some serious power.

Will be posting pictures of the build process and the finished result shortly =D

Heck, for my first ever computer, this build turned out pretty damn good!
a b B Homebuilt system
February 18, 2009 5:29:20 AM

Glad to hear it, you have a decent build. It should do very well for you.
I love the haf, great choice of case.