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keyboard woes

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Mr.Welder, Aug 6, 2006.

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  1. Mr.Welder

    Mr.Welder Thread Starter

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    I have been having some intermittent problems on boot up.When the pc completes p.o.s.t. it gives the usual one beep that everything checks out but,it gives a text message that says"keyboard error or no keyboard installed".It sometimes doesn't give an error but starts to boot up and freezes at the welcome screen or the desktop.
    I have found that the only way I can get the pc to boot up when I get the text error message is to switch the keyboard Y cable from usb over to p/s 2 and then it boots fine but the keyboard or mouse won't work until I switch the cable back to usb.
    I'm not sure why the keyboard does this because usb support is turned on in the bios and should boot up just fine.I also find that the keyboard works since after all I'm using it to type this thread and I would think that the keyboard and mouse weren't defective.There is no error symbols in the windows device manager either concerning the keyboard.I have already tried switching usb ports but get the same errors.
    Does anyone have any ideas what might cause this? thanks

    Microsoft wireless keyboard 1.0a and Microsoft wireless mouse 6000
     
  2. kiwiguy

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    Try the easy fix first, one known cause of this is a CMOS battery failing.

    Replace the CMOS battery on the motherboard.
     
  3. Mr.Welder

    Mr.Welder Thread Starter

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    thanks I'll check into that and see if that is the problem
     
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