Floppy disc drive & USB problem

  nick35 13:30 16 May 2004
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I have inherited a computer & have the following issues:

It has USB ports but does not recognise them
It does not recognise the floppy disc drive
I cannot flsah the Bios as the system does not recognise the alt & f2 action (message comes up No fdd present)

Lastly, I cannot go into the BIOS as it is password protected & no one knows the password

Motherboard is Chaintech 6AIV2T

  pj123 13:40 16 May 2004

The BIOS password is not a problem. Some motherboards have a jumper to reset. Don't know about the Chaintech mobo but look on the board and there should be a 3 pin jumper. Pins 1 and 2 reset the BIOS. Just take the jumper off pins 2 and 3 and put them on pins 1 and 2 and leave for a few seconds and then put them back on pins 2 and 3 and the password should be taken off. If that doesn't work, or if there are no jumpers remove the mobo battery for a few minutes and then replace it and then switch on.

  pj123 13:44 16 May 2004

Sorry, meant to say that if the mobo does have the jumper on it, it would say something like "Clear CMOS" near the pins.

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