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keyboard locked when booting?

By mylena ·
I upgraded my pc to asus p5a-b, amd k6-II/550 (win98se) and have had problems with my keyboard since. When restarting the system from win, the system halts before starting OS again (just after checking mem and HDs) , giving me the following msg:
Keyboard is locked - unlock the key.
Anybody with any ideas where to do this? the keyboard is new and the problem is there even if changing keyboards - has been checked.
tia!

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by dft3 In reply to keyboard locked when boot ...

I checked the Asus website and I couldn't find your specific error, however a lot of other motherboard posts that are similar to yours are being told to update to the lastest motherboard drivers and/or flash to the latest BIOS.

You may want to look into this.

Good Luck!

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by mylena In reply to keyboard locked when boot ...

Will have to do this - but with someone who
knows how to do it :)
Downloaded the files already.

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by clover252525 In reply to keyboard locked when boot ...

Reboot the computer and press DEL to enter CMOS setup (it may be a different key, depending on your BIOS). Go to STANDARD CMOS SETUP and see if down the bottom it has "Halt on all errors". There should be an option to "Halt on all but keyboard", select that and reboot.

Some BIOSes may have different settings. It may have, for instance, "Keyboard Installed/Not Installed". If this is set to installed, set it to "not installed". All that will do is not check your k/b when booting but you will still be able to use it.

clover

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by mylena In reply to keyboard locked when boot ...

thanks - this solved the problem during
the booting, but it still exists using the
keyboard ie typing as now - it just halts.
Annoying!

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by dmiles In reply to keyboard locked when boot ...

This may be a toggle key lock that can be unlocked by holding down the number key for about five seconds
Go to Start>Settings>control panel-double click on the accessibility icon,and make sure that none of the boxes are checked

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by mylena In reply to keyboard locked when boot ...

actually this might have helped if I'd found the accessibility icon there - but had none.

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by mordenkainen66 In reply to keyboard locked when boot ...

DOes your computer have a key lock on the case. Most older cases had a lock that when engaged would lock out the keyboard. Most of the time there are keys on the back of the computer.

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by mylena In reply to keyboard locked when boot ...

no it doesn't
but thanks

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