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Hardware install done, need help with using keyboard to enter BIOS

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Hello.

This is my first time building a PC. I installed all the components listed below and turned on my computer. I was greeted with a screen that says "GigaByte -UEFI DualBIOS" at the top, and a message was displayed saying "BIOS has been reset, please decide how to continue". The three options are "Load optimized defaults then boot", "Load optimized defaults then reboot", and Enter BIOS.

Unfortunately, my keyboard is unresponsive. I have connected the keyboard to another computer and it works fine. The keyboard actually has a ps/2 connection, and my motherboard only has usb slots, so I had to go and buy a 10$ converter. Could this be the issue? It works through the converter on the other computer. I also tried all the usb ports, resetting the computer with the keyboard plugged into each one. I have also removed the wireless card that came with the motherboard and the graphics card from the pcie slots just in case those were causing an issue. I removed one of the ram sticks, leaving just one in, in case that was causing an issue. I have net yet removed the optical drive and hdd or sdd from the motherboard; could that cause an issue?

I have also tried, as was suggested elsewhere, resetting the CMOS, but that didnt seem to help either.

The motherboard error code is Ab, for "Wait user command in BIOS Setup". When I try moving the keyboard to a separate usb slot the error code changes to b4, for "USB device hot plug-in".

Another additional note, when I switch the slot the keyboard is in while the computer is running, the num lock, caps lock, and scroll lock flash on the keyboard briefly.

This is extremely frustrating and I have not been able to find any information beyond removing the devices I have already removed. If someone could help me I would be very grateful.

The components are listed below.


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($249.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC14PE 78.1 CFM CPU Cooler ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP5 TH ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($212.49 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($126.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($219.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($65.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($306.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom (White/Red) ATX Full Tower Case ($134.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($82.75 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Lite-On SK-1788/BS Wired Standard Keyboard ($12.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1515.10
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-23 17:27 EDT-0400)
Edited by kazooki117 - 6/23/13 at 2:42pm
post #2 of 6
What help do you need?
Can't you just mash delete?
post #3 of 6
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Sorry, I had to edit my post as I submitted on accident with just the components and no explanation. You may be replying to that, but in case you weren't: No. Mashing delete does nothing as far as I can tell. From the screen it seems that I need to make a selection with the arrow keys and then press a button for confirmation, but not a single key works.

Also, I forgot to mention this, and I will add it to the first post, but I have also tried resetting the CMOS several times as was suggested elsewhere.
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Originally Posted by kazooki117 View Post

Sorry, I had to edit my post as I submitted on accident with just the components and no explanation. You may be replying to that, but in case you weren't: No. Mashing delete does nothing as far as I can tell. From the screen it seems that I need to make a selection with the arrow keys and then press a button for confirmation, but not a single key works.

Also, I forgot to mention this, and I will add it to the first post, but I have also tried resetting the CMOS several times as was suggested elsewhere.
Yeah, I was referring to when it just had the parts list.
That's very strange. I'm no BIOS or peripherals expert and can't help you there. Perhaps you could see if a friend has a USB keyboard and see if that works, maybe it doesn't like the adaptor.
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Yeah, I might just have to go buy a usb keyboard just to see if that is the issue. I don't know why such a simple thing is so enigmatic.
post #6 of 6
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For any future people that happen upon this thread having a similar problem, buying a usb keyboard worked. Must have been the adaptor that was the issue.
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