help with bios

  Rocker 17:08 21 Jan 2008

hi. i am trying to do a clean install of xp on my pc its a packard bell iMedia. i have lost the recovery cd so im trying to format the harddrive useing win xp cd but i cant get the pc to boot from cd. i can get to the bios ok put cant navigate around as the keybord dont work when im in the bios. i have tried three keybords put still no luck anyone now how i can get round this meny thanks

  rossgolf 17:12 21 Jan 2008

u have to use a ps/2 keyboard

  keef66 17:15 21 Jan 2008

yep, I can vouch for that. USB isn't generally enabled until windows is up and running.

  Rocker 17:17 21 Jan 2008

i have used usb and ps/2 put still no joy

  citadel 19:11 21 Jan 2008

you could try reseting bios to default setting using the jumper on the motherboard. the keyboard may work then.

  Rocker 19:13 21 Jan 2008

as the pc is set to boot from floopy disc is there way i can boot form a floopy to install xp. meny thanks

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:18 21 Jan 2008
  Rocker 22:41 21 Jan 2008

thanks all for your help up and running now the floppies done the trick Fruit Bat

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