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Dieselmanplayer

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(i posted this on another forum)

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i had a series of problems with my computer, mainly because i think i messed something up when i sprayed duster the wrong way(it was alot too :whistling:). Anyways i got most of it fixed i can see things, but my BIOS menu only shows a floppy device, no IDE drives or nothing. When i try to boot, it gives an error. I actually fix computers on the side, but gladly i only do virus removal and general troubleshooting etc, im not very familiar with hardware side. Any suggestions would be appreciated, thanks.
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Some dude said:

Re-seat all the connections for the IDE drives (power, interface). It's quite possible that you accidentally pulled them out, even slightly, while fiddling around inside the computer.
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Okay well, one of the connectors was loose, but i cant tell if it picks them up because.

if i dont plug in a keyboard, it beeps and nothing happens. My ps/2 connector doesnt work that well anymore. if i plug in a USB keyboard would it work? i dont want to go out and buy one if it wont.

I actually spent like an hour doing CMOS resets and changing everything around until i finally found out it was the [bleep] keyboard.
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To sum up: will a usb keyboard work instantly with bios etc.. and when it did work, my IDE devices didnt work. How do i get the bios to recognize them?


If you guys could continue from this it would be great :blink: . Also, sorry if this is the wrong forum, i do run windowx xp, but i dont know if this is the right place to post this. feel free to move it.

Edited by Dieselmanplayer, 16 July 2007 - 04:52 AM.

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Uh. i tried some more to reset the CMOS in hopes itll work.. if i push in the keyboard really hard it shows up and i can see things. But i cannot press any keys. It still says no boot device selected.. :S

also will getting a new motherboard most likely fix this?
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A USB keyboard should work no problems, and depending on what exactly the problem is, a new motherboard may or may not fix this.
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Okay thanks, ill have to go down and grab one. ill post back with what happens.
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