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Can't get into Bios

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Asus p5b motherboard, Intel Core 2 Duo e6400......
Hi, I can't get into the Bios. I have just built this pc and have windows xp(sp2) running. Everything goes through the boot process and I press delete on my keyboard. The Asus screen comes up, showing a press delete, I am already there, it moves on and goes into windows. I am using a ps2 keyboard.
When I hold or tap delete, I get that ticking sound from the mobo that usually indicates that it's going in but after showing the Asus logo, it just moves on into xp?
I have cleared the cmos and the first thing on screen was 'Overclocking failed', (I had not tried to overclock) the bios screen then came up. I rebooted and now have the old problem, I can't enter bios because it moves on into windows....
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration Specialist

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Try another keyboard.

What is the exact model of the ASUS motherboard?

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Asus p5b Deluxe, I am on my second ps2 keyboard.....
Irwin SantosComputer Integration Specialist

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There's a recent BIOS update 10/30/06
http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?SLanguage=en-us&model=P5B%20Deluxe/WiFi-AP

Also, there's that restoration feature for a corrupt BIOS.. Have you implemented that? (it's not clear, what you meant be "clearing" the BIOS)

Before you installed XP.... was the keyboard working?

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I have the latest bios update, If I flash the bios, I can then get into it.  I cleared the cmos, not the bios.  The keyboards have always worked, I am not sure what you mean.....
Irwin SantosComputer Integration Specialist

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I'm now confused....

If you have installed XP, then you should have some kind of keyboard control..after the XP installation...but then you're telling me that you cannot use the keyboard upon bootup to intercept XP?

Could you please clarify?

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I can use the keyboard for xp, what I can't do is press 'delete' and get into the bios when I boot up. I get past post, see the asus screen which tells me to press delete to enter the bios, I press or tap delete, here a rapid clicking noise(as is usual before getting into any bios) but then the screen moves into windows xp startup?
Irwin SantosComputer Integration Specialist

Commented:
how about striking repeatedly as soon as you power up?

Also, if there are more than  2 "TWO" DELETE keys, hit the other.

Author

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I have tapped immediately after powering up, held delete down, just noticed a second delete key for the first time, gonna try that!
Irwin SantosComputer Integration Specialist

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WOOHOO!!!, I smell success around the corner!

Author

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Yeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssssssssssssssssssss, thank you!  I had been using my backspace key as a delete key, Doooooooooh!  I always use it to delete and had never used the correct delete key.  I have been through at least six forums elsewhere and you are the first to suggest that, thank you, thank you!!!!!!!
Irwin SantosComputer Integration Specialist

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I'm sure you must've been busting your brain on this one.... :-)

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I was ready for a psycho ward. I have been searching the internet and taking Scott Meuller's 'upgrading...' to bed with me, thanks again, can't beleive I did that, spending time reading about memory latency and can't even find a delete key.  I've already overclocked my e6400 a s fast as a 6700, so I'll settle for 3.1GHz, thanks again!
Computer Integration Specialist
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you're very much welcome...may I direct you to push that ACCEPT button...and make my day too please? :-)

Sometimes the most obvious is the hardest solution to find...even though you're looking directly at it. I've been there, don't feel too bad.

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Irwin SantosComputer Integration Specialist

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Thank you!
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