the story is that i let a friend use my desktop for a few weeks and she managed to get the 'Security Tool' bug on my XP desktop. The computer is custom built, but i know that the mother board brand is ASUS (could get more info if you need it). Anyway, i just decided to wipe the whole thing out and start fresh. I got a hold of a boot disk, and i set up BIOS to boot from disk upon startup. But i still need to press a key. The keyboard works in the BIOS set up, then turns off at the boot screen, then comes back on after the system boots from the hard drive. I tried to double check that the keyboard did turn off (i turned on the caps lock and watched the light turn on, then off, then back on).
I found a similar thread on this site http://www.geekstogo...CD-t199700.html
but i could not find the same thing with my board.
I am kind of new at this (one of the reasons why i want to start from scratch is so i can learn how to put a computer together), so thank you for all of your help.