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Windows 7: Dual boot-Stopped working!

08 Jan 2010   #11
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Ok. tried that Casey but no luck.
Also tried to update from a USB stick using Gigabytes "Q-Flash" but couldn't do that because keyboard would nit allow me to choose or enter in the BIOS.
I then tried @bios and that couldn't find an update.

Not getting very far here


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08 Jan 2010   #12
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

I think the next step is to find a basic ps2 keyboard - that will probabaly work .

Then you can try boot from usb and do the update.

You must have one lying around - or borrow one.
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08 Jan 2010   #13
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Actually I've dug out an Enermax Aurora USB keyboard someone gave me and the problem is solved.
So I suppose it must have been a fault with the Logitech one. It wasn't that old. wonder if it's still under warranty?
Anyway this Enermax has a very nice feel to it and my BIOS problem is no more.
Eerily I just booted into Vista for the first time in weeks and there were no updates at all!

Thanks for your help, best wishes, john
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08 Jan 2010   #14
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

Glad to hear you got it fixed
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08 Jan 2010   #15
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Glad it's working for you.

I am always pleasantly surprised when I boot into Vista - at how well it runs.
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09 Jan 2010   #16
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

This gets weirder guys.
Last night I plugged in a different usb keyboard and everything worked, I was able to boot into Vista etc.
Problem lay with the "old" with keyboard I figured.
Today I find that this "new" keyboard has started behaving in the same way

I have no keyboard control in my BIOS again!

What's going on?
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09 Jan 2010   #17
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Just tried unplugging it and plugging it back in another USB socket. It's p'n'p so it installed itself.
I tried a restart. Still no control in BIOS.

This is very strange, it worked last night and I was able to boot into Vista but now I can't.
I didn't change anything last night and it's been off until not long ago.
I can't understand this at all
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09 Jan 2010   #18
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Well I thought it might be some kind of virus or malware but I've run several different scanners including VIPRE and nothing.
I thought of installing Ubuntu and hoping that would sort out the boot but realized I can't because I can't choose "boot from Disk"

Any ideas anyone?
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09 Jan 2010   #19
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

Have you checked your cmos voltage lately?
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09 Jan 2010   #20
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

dont forget to leave the power on and the pc running if it is the cmos battery that needs replacing or you will lose any custom bios settings you have
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