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By acesx6 ·
dell 4100 dem. when i turn the computer on and it booting up it stops at the information
and logo screen,it says at the bottom of the screen to press delete to continue,i do so and it goes the rest of the way.i unplug my keyboard and try it and itsfine as far as booting up,dell replaced the keyboard five months ago and now its doing it again,dell said they have no idea what it is,could it be my hard drive. thank you

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by TheChas In reply to windows me on dell boot u ...

If these are the same sysmptoms that you had the last time, try using a different keyboard.
You can pick up cheap keyboards for under $10 at most office supply or computer stores.

If a different keyboard corrects the problem again, then you haveto ask your self a question;
Is it possible that something is getting spilled on my keyboard? Soda, coffee, water, animal urine, all are the number one cause of keyboard failure.
A very dirty environment could also cause the keyboard to malfunction.

If the keyboard is clean, and is the cause of the problem, then you have 3 other possabilities;
1. Is the keyboard cable getting pinched or pulled? Change how the cable is routed to prevent pinches, or buy a wireless keyboard.

2. Do youget a static shock when you sit down at your computer and touch the keyboard? If so, the static discharge could be killing the keyboard. The simplist way to correct this is to touch a piece of grounded metal before you touch the keyboard.

3. Once everything else is ruled out, it is possible that your motherboard is bad, and is overvoltaging the keyboard port.

I do not believe that there is anything wrong with your hard drive.

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by TheChas In reply to windows me on dell boot u ...

The last keyboard that I "fixed" had a lunch bag full of dog hair trapped under the keys. this caused the keys to stick, or not work at all.

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by acesx6 In reply to windows me on dell boot u ...

thanks so much,after more testing dell said i had a bad mother board and is gonna replace it,thank you for your help. john

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by Digital_DNA In reply to windows me on dell boot u ...

If you are considering replacing the motherboard yourself make sure you also replace the power supply. Dell's ATX power supply connector isn't industry standard (the wiring is different). If you plug the power supply connector into a industry standard motherboard you will fry the power supply and possibly the new motherboard as well. The one exception is if you get the new motherboard from DELL...


Good luck.

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