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motherboard problem

eric55
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i have a desktop that the keyboard was not working it would boot into windows but it would not work. the bios also did not see it. i thought it might be a bios problem so i took out the MB battery to reset it. now when i boot up after the memory check it says "cmos checksum bad"
                       "keyboard error"
                          press f1 to run setup

               


now the problem is f1 or delete doesnt work because the keyboard doesnt work. i dont even care about the keyboard now i just want to get past this to eather get into cmos or windows

(the keyboard it self is working fine)
thank you
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Luc FrankenEMEA Server Engineer
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Hi eric55,

The Bios is probably not set to be able to use an USB-keyboard. I suggest you to borrow a PS/2 keyboard from a friend to enter the bios and set it to "USB-legacy mode" to be able to use the USB-keyboard. Afterwards, you should be fine.

Greetings,

LucF

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its not a usb kb its an old type AT

Commented:
Hi eric55,

Did you try another keyboard?

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Werner

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yes i did
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i think you right alberta
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