My roommates didn't plug the router into a surge protector, and when a huge bolt of lightning hit last week we lost internet. We got our new router today but I discovered a couple things:
1) My ethernet socket isn't working anymore- just a solid orange light, which from what I understand means it's dead. I had to go get a USB-to-Cat5 to get internet again.
2) I cannot access my bios! I was thinking about maybe reinstalling Windows 7 but my keyboard doesn't work until Windows starts booting up! I mash Delete and F12 but nothing works. The keyboard works fine once Windows starts up but I can't for the life of me figure out why this is happening. Is this because of the crit to the router?
Does anyone have any ideas? I've already tried using different keyboards. I use a Saitek Cyborg but I've tried a very basic USB keyboard, and even a serial one. I can't find another new PA-55-USB3 (the MoBo I use), and I would really hate to have to buy a new MoBo/CPU combo.
Any assistance you guys could provide would be so greatly appreciated. Thank you so much in advance.