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Cerberus

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PostPosted: Fri 14 Oct 2005, 01:08    Post_subject:  

I go tmy computer from MDG, and when it starts, it diplays teh "intel Desktop Boards" pccture for a few seconds, and tehn begins loading XP

I have pressed escape but all that does is prevent the picture from loading

I REALLY need helping getting into the bios
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PostPosted: Fri 14 Oct 2005, 01:18    Post_subject:  

Can MDG show you how to get into the Bios?
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PostPosted: Fri 14 Oct 2005, 01:37    Post_subject:  

I"m sceptical, i just went and tried to use teh start up floppy, but it just started with the message FREEDOS and nothing else (dos i mean)
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PostPosted: Fri 14 Oct 2005, 01:40    Post_subject:  

I just called the tech support, teh phone lines are currently down and are being redirected to finance :/ so i am going to try again tomorrow
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PostPosted: Fri 14 Oct 2005, 01:59    Post_subject:  

OK i got mixed succes
i found out how to get to t he bios and i cahnged it so taht it checks teh floppy first, cd second and HD last (it used to be 1 floppy 2 hd 3 cd)

But once i loaded it ( i let it load on default and it yelled alot at me about being unable to store my stteings because this as an ntfs drive) but once it finihsed o couldn't move my mouse :/
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PostPosted: Fri 14 Oct 2005, 02:09    Post_subject:  

boot up from Puppy CD

press ctrl + alt + backspace
type the suggested command to change mouse

type xwin and press return

What sort of mouse are you telling it you have on boot up?

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PostPosted: Fri 14 Oct 2005, 02:11    Post_subject:  

all it asked me is whether or not is was a wheel mouse, which i said yes to (its connected to a usb port). But after it loaded it didn't work (the mouse)
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PostPosted: Fri 14 Oct 2005, 02:44    Post_subject:  

use a ps2 mouse or try and unfathom this:

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usbhid.ko is the full hid module.
usbkbd.ko and usbmouse.ko are the simpler usb modules.

you could try unloading usbhid and then try the simpler modules.
"modinfo" also will provide interesting info.

They are located in /lib/modules/2.6/usb/input/.

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PostPosted: Fri 14 Oct 2005, 02:52    Post_subject:  

i'll worry about it tomorrow, i have to go to bed, and i got some of the people on IRC to help me, and now i am using an old PS/2 mouse and am typing this while using puppy Very Happy

NIght,t hanks for the help, i'l start work on the old ocmp this weekend, and that might bring its own set of problems...

anyway bye
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