Having problems with your Dell Dimension 8250 PC Desktop ?

How do i reinstall xp or format HD when a keyboard failure occurs. I have tried booting from xp cd keyboard failure halted progress,format c: drive at command prompt, "drive was in use". help!!!!


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\015\012Usually when you get a keyboard failure you can progress striking F1 Key.\015\012
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\015\012You cannot format the C drive from any operative system that is starting from C: . Moreover formatting the disk does not mean reinstalling the system. It will just delete all data on disk.\015\012
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\015\012You can also get rid of the keyboard failure prompt entering in Bios settings and changing the error prompt settings in there. This won't fix the keyboard. I suggest not changing BIOS settings , as you can create more troubles.\015\012
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\015\012If the problem is that you get keyboard failure on startup, then check the keyboard connector.\015\012
\015\012If pulling out and plugging back the keyboard connector, then restarting does not get rid of the message, then the easiest thing to do is purchasing a new keyboard.\015\012
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\015\012A new USB keyboard is available from dell at $21.\015\012
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\015\012before replacing the keyboard is advisable to test the old keyboard on a different computer.\015\012
\015\012If the keyboard is OK we can troubleshoot further.
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