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keyboard repeat rate not staying

By tech_know ·
I have a windows 2000 PC that will not keep the keyboard repeat rate that is set. It will keep it only until the PC is rebooted then it will default back to the original speed. Any help would be appreciated...

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by md_hashim In reply to keyboard repeat rate not ...

This may sound a lil stupid - but are you saving the CMOS settings after changing the typematic rate?
Cheers,
Hashim

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by tech_know In reply to keyboard repeat rate not ...

This setting is changed through the Control Panel....

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by tech_know In reply to keyboard repeat rate not ...

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by csmith In reply to keyboard repeat rate not ...

Control Panel won't do it.
Remember that Windows reads the BIOS settings when it boots, and uses those values.
Change the Value in the CMOS (BIOS) to what you want (during boot) and then the Control Panel when the Operating System (Windows) is up and running.
That should hold.
Regards, Chris

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by tech_know In reply to keyboard repeat rate not ...

I have other W2K PC's (including mine) that keeps the refresh rate after a reboot by changing it ONLY through the Control Panel.

Other thoughts???

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by csmith In reply to keyboard repeat rate not ...

The other PCs.
This is because the BIOSs have different levels and versions of Plug and Play compliance.
The Ver 1.0 was a disaster, and it has gotten better.
Are you locked out of the BIOS?
i.e. Are you able to change the repeat rate in the BIOS?
Some BIOSes can be written to by the OS. Particularly the newer ones.
(The resource writing\changing\assignment occurs during the Plug and Play routine.)
Regards, Chris

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by tech_know In reply to keyboard repeat rate not ...

I checked the BIOS - there is no place to change the keyboard repeat rate in the BIOS. However, I did update the BIOS and it still does not keep the changed setting. Any other suggestions?

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by csmith In reply to keyboard repeat rate not ...

This means the PC is a Gateway or Dell or some other proprietary brand.
No problem, it has a flash BIOS, so it should update from the Operating System.
One thing I forgot to mention, because I assumed you have done it, but it may be worth mention:
Did you run Registry Checker after you updated the repeat rate, and backed up the registry?
This action assures that even if there is a small error that forces Windows to use one of the five backup copies of the registry at boot, that you will detect it as the problem.
Regards, Chris

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by tech_know In reply to keyboard repeat rate not ...

The registry checker is a Windows 98 feature. This is a Windows 2000 PC...

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