desktop problem

  YAMA 15:06 04 Jul 2012

hello the proble is and has been building up. start up key board not working so un able to go on with the screen instructions,

COSMOS checksum error- defaults loaded press f1 to continue, press f2 to enter set up, so can not do anything, key board not working, any advice-- do I need to bin it or is it worth getting it repaired, pc vosto 200 dell just over 2 years old, but has been getting slow--and all kinds of trouble,-- I reinstalled win xp pro thinking that may help with the slowness, but ended up like this, even change the battery CR2032, still no joy thanks yama

  KRONOS the First 15:13 04 Jul 2012

I the system is still keeping the proper time if not replace the battery........ If the time is correct disconnect the power and take the lithium battery out of the computer for a few moments then reinstall and restart the computer

When you reinstalled XP did you them reinstall all the various drivers: Motherboard, LAN, audio etc?

  YAMA 15:39 04 Jul 2012

yes chronus all re istalled it is not being able to use the keyboard to pree f1 or f2 or f12 so i am not able to go forward, if there was away of getting the keyboard to work whrn i reboot the start button ??? thanks yama

  KRONOS the First 15:45 04 Jul 2012

Can you try another keyboard as the one you have may well be faulty.

  YAMA 15:49 04 Jul 2012

oh the only thing I could not re install themotherboard, as I did not have a cd for it, yama

  YAMA 16:02 04 Jul 2012

key board is ok one of the things i did was test it thanks

  KRONOS the First 16:10 04 Jul 2012

That's where your problem is,not installing your motherboard drivers. As it is a Dell you might have problems finding them. Did you not get or make a recovery CD?

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