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Main Hard drive crashed- Cannot enter bios to add new main drive
\015 Main Hard drive crashed- Cannot enter bios to change anything. NONE of the F-keys (F-2, F-6, F-12) work to access bios- Yes I tried the two keyboards on other computers and they are not the problem.( I have a Dell 8200 running windows xp w/1 gig Processor- Adaptec sata host controller and two seagate SATA drives. Any ideas... I cannot enter bios. Am I going to wipe and re-format everything???\015
OK, first, why no keyboards working..? USB keyboards maybe..?\015\012Next, is the system booting..?\015\012If yes then maybe you have lost the keyboard controller chip, if no, then you have a usb legacy support issue.\015\012Next, why do you say your hard drive has gone down..?\015\012Drives and bios are not connected, if the drive has gone down, why do you want to access the bios..?\015\012the bios runs the system until all the legacy drivers are loaded, then it passes control over to your operating system which loads from the drive, but the bios doesn't really do anything to the drive, most mainboards automatically sense the drive is there and how big it is but thats about all..\015\012Next, if it is a drive, try using a usb to sata drive converter and plug the drive into another system, then you can examine the drive and maybe fix the issue if it's a boot or software issue.\015\012Some sata drives can ( and do) have an issue with their firmware ( the circuit on the drive) and I have found that if you remove the circuit board (carefully), clean the contact points and refit the board ( carefully) you can resurrect the drive.. so maybe give that a try..\015\012If all else fails, try fitting the board to another system or try another bootable drive on the board..
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Main Hard drive crashed- Cannot enter bios to add new main drive
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CPU BIOS and Config error.
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