Questions

Re install of windows XP

+
0 Votes
Locked

Re install of windows XP

carlctat
I have taken the drastic action of wiping my laptop clean and starting again, but when i tried to reinstall windows xp, when it comes to the part when you have to type in your product key number then about 4 letters on the keyboard which now strangely do not work, with the B and the W being in my key number, i can not reinstall.....why do only these letters now not work....any ideas on how i can get my laptop working?
  • +
    0 Votes

    Try

    Jesus_C

    Shift and scroll lock
    or
    Shift and numlock
    Your bios might have these turned on as default

    +
    0 Votes
    carlctat

    tried the num lock and scroll lock - but that did not work, gonna have to try and get and external keyboard from somewhere - how do i know what setting to put the bios at for this?

    +
    0 Votes
    Jesus_C

    power managment option in the bios and you need to increase the settings.The best way is through trial and error unfortunately.But just plugging it in first and if it does freeze then just change your bios to optimal settings which should work out.

    +
    0 Votes
    carlctat

    I am in my bios set up now, can not find where power management is, I only have settings of Main, Advanced, Security, Boot & Exit, and i can not find power management in any of the sub menus, cheers

    +
    0 Votes
    3xp3rt

    Try to connect to your laptop a PS2 or USB keyboard.

    +
    0 Votes
    carlctat

    I will try this when I can get hold of an external keyboard, its only w, b & N not functioning.

    +
    0 Votes
    Jesus_C

    you try an external keyboard,make sure the power managment in the bios is set up to take it or your laptop will freeze or blue screen crash during installation

  • +
    0 Votes

    Try

    Jesus_C

    Shift and scroll lock
    or
    Shift and numlock
    Your bios might have these turned on as default

    +
    0 Votes
    carlctat

    tried the num lock and scroll lock - but that did not work, gonna have to try and get and external keyboard from somewhere - how do i know what setting to put the bios at for this?

    +
    0 Votes
    Jesus_C

    power managment option in the bios and you need to increase the settings.The best way is through trial and error unfortunately.But just plugging it in first and if it does freeze then just change your bios to optimal settings which should work out.

    +
    0 Votes
    carlctat

    I am in my bios set up now, can not find where power management is, I only have settings of Main, Advanced, Security, Boot & Exit, and i can not find power management in any of the sub menus, cheers

    +
    0 Votes
    3xp3rt

    Try to connect to your laptop a PS2 or USB keyboard.

    +
    0 Votes
    carlctat

    I will try this when I can get hold of an external keyboard, its only w, b & N not functioning.

    +
    0 Votes
    Jesus_C

    you try an external keyboard,make sure the power managment in the bios is set up to take it or your laptop will freeze or blue screen crash during installation