01-03-2006 10:58 AM - last edited on 10-13-2013 08:47 PM by Maiko-I
I bought a used but mostly working XU800. I am using a regular PS2-connected keyboard. In Windows (I bought the maching with XP Pro on it) keyboard & mouse all OK.
In BIOS on-screen, however, the selected item disappears! This is the DOS-like blue & white screens. The selected item should be shown with a simple highlight or something. The right panel shows the info for the selected item but the item text (in the left) disappears.
Also, the keypad Enter key does not respond; only the QWERT area Enter key gives result.
I once saw a complaint during a startup about keybd and mouse being reversed; something about HP Keyboard Manager...?
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01-05-2006 04:54 AM
Have you cleared CMOS yet? This may straighten out anomalies in the BIOS.
The Enter key on the 10-key pad is not responsive on our XU-800, either. I just checked it. I have never noticed that before, but it appears to be normal. I searched for a few minutes on documentation to back that up, but did not find any.
Try a different KB?
01-05-2006 10:22 AM
RE: colors: the 3 colors are fine in Windows so I assume they would be OK in BIOS. Certainly not a bent pin (with which I am sorely familiar).
In your XU800 BIOS do the objects in left pane rearrange themselves as you scroll down? In mine, not only does the highlight / color reversal not work, the selected object seems to disappear from the stack of menu objects. The objects below my selected one actually move up 1 row! The right panel displays info related to selected object OK.
Very strange, very annoying.
01-05-2006 10:34 AM
That is the strangest thing I've ever heard of. Never have I seen a dynamic BIOS menu as you describe.
Either the BIOS is corrupt, or the video card's BIOS is corrupt. Can you swap in a spare video card you got lying around?
01-07-2006 04:18 AM
A bonus of changing video card is that Windows XP Pro now will go up to 1024 x 768. Even though the card is very old (3dfx Voodoo) Win XP found the driver OK.
Thank you for your help.