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Juan Pena Aug 09, 2011, 01:23pm EDT Report Abuse
I am reinstalling XP on this computer, all goes well. I enter the key... almost; for some reason three letter (u, i, o) do not work. Mmmm... I guess the keyboard must be bad. So I try another keyboard and... the very same thing. I try a third keyboard and yes, same thing happens. Just those three keys. One keyboard is usb, the other two are ps2.

I have never had/seen this problem. I guess the mobo is guilty here.

Any ideas, comments? thanks in advance, Juan.

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john albrich Aug 09, 2011, 01:50pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: This is weird or what?

What happens when you try to type those letters in a place that is NOT asking for the Key?

If there is such a place up to that point in the install. I can't recall the sequence clearly...too heavily medicated today...

But is there some earlier empty field like username, company name, etc in which you can try typing those same letters?

edit to add: there any field in BIOS Settings Menus (like naming a settings profile) where you can type those keys and see what shows up? Or, what happens if you try booting something like UBCD or Ubuntu/Knoppix and try using those keys?

Meats_Of_Evil Aug 09, 2011, 06:22pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: This is weird or what?
I remember reading about abnormal problems like this, that occurred when the CMOS battery was bad. If you're asking what the hell the battery has to do with it, then don't worry I asked the same thing but it seemed to work for the people who had that problem, I think the thread was very old here I doubt you'll find it with the crappy search engine.

Everything I write is Sarcasm.



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