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Can't access BIOS, keyboard not recognised.

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February 25, 2012 7:37:15 AM

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,
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- 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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February 26, 2012 9:06:04 PM

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?
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February 27, 2012 1:04:42 AM

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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