I was doing some clean up today (deleting old files, defragging, scheduling scandisk). Scandisk ran, but the pc never fully booted. I restarted and tried to get into safe mode. It recognizes the keyboard at that point because it does go to the "choice" screen. But I can't arrow up to get to safe mode or to last known good configuration (which has saved me more than once). It just times out and goes into scandisk again. I tried f10 and f11 and f2 ... can't get to the bios or boot in any form.
It just seems to ignore the keyboard.
Help! I'm totally lost here and need the pc back online.
I'm sure I have one somewhere. I'll give that a try. I tried a second keyboard, but it was a usb. I'll dig through my component "boneyard" and try to find a ps/2 keyboard. Would there be a reason that it accepts the F8, but not the arrows once it gets to the screen where I select how to boot?