Can't access BIOS, keyboard not recognised.

Hi everyone,

I recently made a new build with the following specs:

- Intel CORE i5 2500/3.30GHz/6MB CACHE/LGA1155 CPU
- Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 LGA 1155, Intel Z68, 4x DDR3 Slot, D-Sub/DVI/HDMI/DP,
- Corsair CML8GX3M2A1600C9 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz CL9
- Asus GF GTX 570 ENGTX570-DCII PCI-E 2.0 1280MB DDR5 320bit, 742/3800MHz
- Sony DVD Dual Layer Burner Black SATA AD7280SGB 24x write
- Seagate 3.5" 1TB (1000GB) SATA3 ST31000524AS 6GB/S 7200RPM, 32MB Cache
Corsair Carbide 500R White Mid-Tower Case
- Intel SSDSC2CW120A3K5 SSD 120GB 520 Series, 2.5" SATA III 6Gb/s,
- Silverstone Strider 850w

I installed everything slowly and correctly, and when I booted, it went to the BIOS splash screen. When I got to this screen, I couldn't press any keys, and the BIOS seemed to freeze. No matter what keys I pressed, nothing happened. I couldn't get into boot menu or BIOS setup. Also, there was a horizontal bar of vertical white and black stripes at the top of the screen.

If anyone has any knowledge on this problem, it would be greatly appreciated.

(P.S. I used a USB wireless keyboard and a ps/2 keyboard) and both of them didnt work.
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  1. I highly doubt it is a keyboard problem. It sounds like your motherboard is freezing up.

    Do you have access to another computer with similar parts that you can borrow things from to test things with?
  2. It turns out the Seagate 1TB drive was somehow confusing the system when it booted up. I removed the HDD, installed windows on the SSD, and then put the HDD back in. Seems to be working fine now.
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