02-12-2009 11:18 PM
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
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?
09-29-2010 07:41 PM
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.
11-12-2010 09:04 PM
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.
05-26-2011 05:53 PM
06-06-2011 08:34 PM
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,
06-06-2011 11:26 PM