10-24-2010 05:08 AM
I’m in need of help again. This time it’s about not being able to access the Setup Utility. I’ve had continuous problems with access since I tried to determine whether or not the SATA connectors were enabled (see earlier post) when I attempted to install a SATA dvd rewriter. Plus, now, the floppy disk doesn’t work & I suspect that that’s something to do with the utility settings.
The facts are that on powering up & in spite of pressing the relevant keys for the Utility, the first thing to appear is the Windows logo every time & in every circumstance. No amount of pressing keys over many startups (eg Enter, F1, F2, Ctrl+S, Ctrl+Alt+S, Crtl+Alt+Esc, ad infinitum as per the forums/websites I’ve looked at for a solution) has led me into the Utility. The nearest I came to accessing was by unplugging the keyboard, powering up & waiting for the error message ‘no keyboard connection’. I cut the power, replugged the keyboard & powered up again. On came the Setup screen inviting me to press ‘Enter’, which I did. After about 5 seconds, a new screen appeared that lasted for no more than 2 seconds, but told me that pressing Ctrl+S would get me into the Utility.
It didn’t, of course, nor did the technique of disconnecting the hard drive, powering up & proceeding as before.
Hence this request. I’d be very pleased if anyone can provide a lasting solution to this problem.
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10-25-2010 03:47 AM