Welcome to our peer-to-peer forums, where owners help owners. Need help now? Visit eSupport here.

English Community

ThinkPad NotebooksThinkPad: T400 / T500 and newer T series Laptops
All Forum Topics
Options

2 Posts

02-13-2009

Colorado

3 Signins

26 Page Views

  • Posts: 2
  • Registered: ‎02-13-2009
  • Location: Colorado
  • Views: 26
  • Message 1 of 22

Boot to Safe Mode returns Error 0210:Stuck Key 42

2009-02-13, 7:18 AM

Lenovo Thinkpad T500 Model 2242-CTO running Windows XP Professional

There is no external keyboard.

System and Driver Update has been done

 

I need to boot to "safe mode with networking" in order to try cleaning off some malware. 

I start the computer and begin pressing [F8] per instructions.  It cycles through the Thinkpad "press the ThinkVantage button" screen, then beeps twice and provides a black screen stating

Error

0210: Stuck Key 42

Press <F1> to Setup

 

Press <F1> and I can't find anything about Safe Mode there. 

Setup doesn't get get me into Safe Mode so I [esc] and system continues to reboot. 

 

I have tried waiting to press [F8] until the Windows splash screen starts.  No Safe Mode occurs.

 

I have tried pressing the blue [Thinkvantage] button.  No Safe Mode is found.

 

Does anybody know why this is happening?  Does anybody have a way to actually boot into safe mode? 

 

Reply
Options

64 Posts

10-05-2008

atlanta, Ga

41 Signins

1062 Page Views

  • Posts: 64
  • Registered: ‎10-05-2008
  • Location: atlanta, Ga
  • Views: 1062
  • Message 2 of 22

Re: Boot to Safe Mode returns Error 0210:Stuck Key 42

2009-02-15, 7:11 AM
Instead of just pressing f-8 try tapping f-8 in about 1 sec intervals.
Reply
Options

1 Posts

07-19-2010

Dallas, TX

1 Signins

23 Page Views

  • Posts: 1
  • Registered: ‎07-19-2010
  • Location: Dallas, TX
  • Views: 23
  • Message 3 of 22

Re: Boot to Safe Mode returns Error 0210:Stuck Key 42

2010-07-19, 23:05 PM
Was there a resolution for this problem. I am facing the exact same problem right now.
Reply
Options

1 Posts

09-30-2010

United States

3 Signins

36 Page Views

  • Posts: 1
  • Registered: ‎09-30-2010
  • Location: United States
  • Views: 36
  • Message 4 of 22

Re: Boot to Safe Mode returns Error 0210:Stuck Key 42

2010-09-30, 2:41 AM

I recently tried cleaning my keyboard and mouse buttons (sprayed alcohol, followed by canned air).

 

I had removed the keyboard to do this...

After reinstalling all the stuff, my keyboard kept BEEPing at me while typing things fast. Mostly l'm getting this BEEP when two keys are pushed at once or close together... BUT ONLY when it's including the diagonal column of  F10, 9, O, L, ., etc...

 

When I restart the computer, I get an BIOS error message telling me Error... Stuck Key 42.

I've tried re-cleaning the keyboard, but no fix. Lenovo: THIS IS SUPER ANNOYING; **bleep**!

 

Two year old T400 Thinkpad running Windows Vista Business.

Reply
Options

1 Posts

11-13-2010

kent,WA

2 Signins

30 Page Views

  • Posts: 1
  • Registered: ‎11-13-2010
  • Location: kent,WA
  • Views: 30
  • Message 5 of 22

Re: Boot to Safe Mode returns Error 0210:Stuck Key 42

2010-11-13, 5:04 AM

This is how I solved this problem.I downloaded  EasyBCD from Neosmart and installed it. I used it to set the OS choice to be available for a few minutes while booting up. In my case I chose two seconds and that way,  safe mode was available again as a boot option.

Reply
Options

1 Posts

05-26-2011

Mumbai

2 Signins

13 Page Views

  • Posts: 1
  • Registered: ‎05-26-2011
  • Location: Mumbai
  • Views: 13
  • Message 6 of 22

Re: Boot to Safe Mode returns Error 0210:Stuck Key 42

2011-05-26, 16:02 PM

I have also the same problem

Reply
Options

9644 Posts

12-27-2009

Canada

3313 Signins

95283 Page Views

  • Posts: 9644
  • Registered: ‎12-27-2009
  • Location: Canada
  • Views: 95283
  • Message 7 of 22

Re: Boot to Safe Mode returns Error 0210:Stuck Key 42

2011-05-27, 0:53 AM
You need to start jabbing F8 after the ThinkPad POST screen disappears. Otherwise, it thinks the F8 key is stuck.

W520: 2960XM, Q2000M @ 1091/1380, 32GB RAM, 500GB&750GB HDD & 500GB SSD, FHD&MB168B+
X61T: L7500, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, XGA screen, Ultrabase
W550s: 5600U, K620M at 1164/1281, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 3K touchscreen
X200s: SL9400, 6GB RAM, 64GB SD card, WXGA+ screen
TPT1: 1839-23U
Reply
Options

11 Posts

06-07-2011

Australia

20 Signins

95 Page Views

  • Posts: 11
  • Registered: ‎06-07-2011
  • Location: Australia
  • Views: 95
  • Message 8 of 22

T410s and "ERROR: Stuck Key 42" problem

2011-06-07, 3:34 AM

Hi everyone,

 

I bought a brandnew T410s about 2 months ago, and now I have a problem with the keyboard. Whenever I want to boot into Safe Mode by pressing F8, a message appears on the black screen that reads "ERROR: Stuck Key 42". To try fixing it, I have tried pressing and holding F8, pressing it repeatedly, etc... basically following some of the suggestions on the solutions that I have found so far on the net. However, the error still cannot be fixed.

 

Does anyone have a similar experience? How can I resolve this issue without replacing the keyboard?

 

Thank you all and best regards,

 

Reply
Options

21115 Posts

12-20-2008

Australia, Melbourne

20622 Signins

444194 Page Views

  • Posts: 21115
  • Registered: ‎12-20-2008
  • Location: Australia, Melbourne
  • Views: 444194
  • Message 9 of 22

Re: T410s and "ERROR: Stuck Key 42" problem

2011-06-07, 6:26 AM
@hoangluong,

this sounds more like an issue with the keyboard, like a stuck key or a short circuit in the keyboard circuit board.

you should call up Lenovo warrant service 131 426, they should be able to get you a new keyboard sent out to your business or home address. you can replace it yourself within about 5 minutes.
Regards,

Jin Li

May this year, be the year of 'DO'!

I am a volunteer, and not a paid staff of Lenovo or Microsoft
Reply
Options

11 Posts

06-07-2011

Australia

20 Signins

95 Page Views

  • Posts: 11
  • Registered: ‎06-07-2011
  • Location: Australia
  • Views: 95
  • Message 10 of 22

Re: T410s and "ERROR: Stuck Key 42" problem

2011-06-07, 7:12 AM
Thank you very much, lead_org. I have never replaced a keyboard myself.

If possible, could you please show me how (a link?)

Reply
Forum Home

Community Guidelines

Please review our Guidelines before posting.

Learn More

Check out current deals!

Go Shop
X

Save

X

Delete

X

No, I don’t want to share ideas Yes, I agree to these terms