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how do i skip a disk check on a computer without a working keyboard? Answered

my new(to me) computer keep wigging out on me and does a disk check, but i cant skip it because i use a usb keyboard, and wont register until it boots but i cant boot because of the disk check. i know how to fix the corrupt op system by reinstall xp using a different disk, then go from there but i cant skip the stupid disk check. any help?

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lemonie
lemonie

8 years ago


Is this computer new to you because it's defective and someone else didn't want it anymore?
More details please, "get another keyboard" is obvious, but what is it and what's really wrong with it?

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unanonymous
unanonymous

Answer 8 years ago

i did its working.

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lemonie
lemonie

Answer 8 years ago


How?

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seandogue
seandogue

8 years ago

If you still have a PS2 port to use, I would suggest that you purchase a cheap, PS/2, wired keyboard. Although it's not ideal, it does give you the ability to debug things like this a bit easier than relying on the newer technologies that can sometimes be difficult... I keep one around for just such situations.

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unanonymous
unanonymous

Answer 8 years ago

i did its working.

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seandogue
seandogue

Answer 8 years ago

Woot!...well mark best answer then!

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lemonie
lemonie

Answer 8 years ago

That's what I would do.

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unanonymous
unanonymous

8 years ago

found out that the version of xp that i was using was corrupt, then when i tried to install a new one the hard drive broke then when we got anew one the capacitor on the powersupply blew then we found a new one and we are install ing ubuntu right now. it seems to be working.

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

8 years ago

Can you get to the BIOS ?

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unanonymous
unanonymous

Answer 8 years ago

sorry but what i forgot what that is

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unanonymous
unanonymous

Answer 8 years ago

sorry, i meant i dont know what that is. scorn me all you want, im not that technically inclined.

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orksecurity
orksecurity

8 years ago

On the machines I know, the boot routines do check for USB keyboards, so the hold-the-key-down-during-boot technique to interrupt normal boot really should work., unless they've been explicitly blocked. (In which case you should complain to whoever you got the machine from...)

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unanonymous
unanonymous

Answer 8 years ago

ive tried. several times.