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Windows 7: Updating BIOS for Windows 7 install

16 Oct 2012   #31
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Taccun View Post

Man..I've already said a few times now that I have the OS and that it's not a problem. I can do it now.
I'll retire from this thread.

Good luck.


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16 Oct 2012   #32
Taccun

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Taccun View Post

Man..I've already said a few times now that I have the OS and that it's not a problem. I can do it now.
I'll retire from this thread.

Good luck.
What's the problem man? I wasn't trying to sound rude, you've been very helpful..but I'm just saying the OS isn't a problem, but you keep replying as if it is. That's all I'm saying. So we can work on getting the OS ON the computer with the BIOS problem.
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16 Oct 2012   #33
Taccun

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Well...any takers on the rest of the problem?
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17 Oct 2012   #34
TVeblen

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

The keyboard is the most basic component of a computer. It has been going all the way back to the inception of the PC.
Therefore it is just wrong to think that the non recognition of a keyboard would be because the BIOS needs to be updated. Any BIOS will recognize a keyboard.

More importantly, trying to flash a BIOS with a non functioning keyboard is very risky. You need to correct the keyboard issue before attempting any BIOS upgrade.

Removing and replacing the 3v battery will not reset the BIOS. It will reset the Clock and the BIOS Settings defaults.
To reset the BIOS you normally perform a Clear CMOS procedure. Most motherboards have a jumper on them for CLRTC or ClearCMOS.
The Procedure:
  • Note all your current BIOS settings
  • Shut down the computer > remove the power cord.
  • Remove the 3v battery.
  • Move the CLRTC jumper from pins 1-2 to 2-3.
  • Touch a metal part of the case and Press and Hold the reset button for approx. 30 seconds to discharge all power from the board.
  • Put the CLRTC jumper back on pins 1-2.
  • Replace the 3v battery > replace the power cord > boot.
  • Immediately go back into BIOS and reset all your preferred settings. If the CLRTC worked you will need to reset the date and time.
This procedure will force the system to "enumerate" all attached components and produce a new Checksum. This may reacquire the keyboard.

Otherwise you have a connection or port problem. If this is a PS2 keyboard, try it in USB. If USB, try it in PS2.
And of course, make sure the keyboard works in a known good PC.
There is a real possibility that the port is bad.
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17 Oct 2012   #35
Taccun

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
The keyboard is the most basic component of a computer. It has been going all the way back to the inception of the PC.
Therefore it is just wrong to think that the non recognition of a keyboard would be because the BIOS needs to be updated. Any BIOS will recognize a keyboard.

More importantly, trying to flash a BIOS with a non functioning keyboard is very risky. You need to correct the keyboard issue before attempting any BIOS upgrade.

Removing and replacing the 3v battery will not reset the BIOS. It will reset the Clock and the BIOS Settings defaults.
To reset the BIOS you normally perform a Clear CMOS procedure. Most motherboards have a jumper on them for CLRTC or ClearCMOS.
The Procedure:
  • Note all your current BIOS settings
  • Shut down the computer > remove the power cord.
  • Remove the 3v battery.
  • Move the CLRTC jumper from pins 1-2 to 2-3.
  • Touch a metal part of the case and Press and Hold the reset button for approx. 30 seconds to discharge all power from the board.
  • Put the CLRTC jumper back on pins 1-2.
  • Replace the 3v battery > replace the power cord > boot.
  • Immediately go back into BIOS and reset all your preferred settings. If the CLRTC worked you will need to reset the date and time.
This procedure will force the system to "enumerate" all attached components and produce a new Checksum. This may reacquire the keyboard.

Otherwise you have a connection or port problem. If this is a PS2 keyboard, try it in USB. If USB, try it in PS2.
And of course, make sure the keyboard works in a known good PC.
There is a real possibility that the port is bad.
I guess I should have mentioned that I have heard to try the jumper, but mine doesn't have one. If it does, I can't see it anywhere. Also I should have said I am using the keyboard actively between these other computers (my pc and this laptop so I can type easier) It even works on the bad BIOS machine when in Windows.

So I know it's not a port problem at all. It works just fine even in the bad computer in Windows. BIOS is the only thing it's having problems with.
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17 Oct 2012   #36
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Is it a USB or PS2 keyboard?

Did you try a different port on the problem machine?

Dell may have a proprietary method of resetting the BIOS CMOS. You might check the manual.
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