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A big ball of problems

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by WBBear, Jan 11, 2013.

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  1. WBBear

    WBBear Thread Starter

    Jan 11, 2013
    Try to get the basic info out of the way.
    Running WinXP Pro SP3.
    An old IBM ThinkCentre, Intel Pentium(R) 4, 2.66GHz, 504MB RAM, 40G HD
    I admit I probably overstepped my knowledge about computers, so I hope someone can help me.
    First off, a couple of weeks ago I got into CMOS and I must have changed some settings.
    Now, I can't get back into CMOS when I start up. I hit F1 and nothing happens and it just goes to WinXP. The keyboard works fine once into WinXP. I have the problem with a PS/2 keyboard or when I switch to a USB keyboard. Where can I go from here?

    Secondly, I can't print to my old HP deskjet printer. Can't print from Wordpad or Open Office. It won't even print a test page. I don't think its the printer, I think it might be the printer port. When I go to print, it come up as an error and won't print. My printer port showed a exclamation point highlighted saying that there is an error. When you run the troubleshooter, I find that the error is Windows Error #34. I uninstalled and then re-installed both the port and the printer, nothing seems to work. The strange thing is that even though the printer port says its at LPT1, the error comes up in LPT3.

    Any ideas for either problem?.....Could these problems be interrelated?
    Thanks ahead of time.
  2. AstroNut


    Dec 23, 2012
    Have you tried hitting the Delete key? That's how I get into my bios....I think
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