UberGerbil wrote:you`ll end up in PIO mode eventually. And PIO mode is SLOW.
UberGerbil wrote:You probably need to use a PS/2 keyboard: older systems don't see the USB keyboard in the BIOS (the Ctl+Alt+Del combination sends an interrupt, not a conventional key code, so it will work regardless). It is possible there is a setting to make the BIOS look for a USB keyboard instead, but you will need a PS/2 keyboard to enable it
Trellot wrote:Well went down to Frys and bought a PS/2 keyboard thinking that would fix the problem too, but it didn't work. I still get stuck on the main BIOS screen and can't move around to change anything.
UberGerbil wrote:BTW, you should probably run the SeaTools diagnostics from Seagate's website (since Seagate now owns Maxtor) to see what SMART data and other diagnostic info the drive is reporting. Ultimately you're going to be reformatting this drive (either before or after extracting anything you want from it, though it doesn't sound like it has anything important) but it would be good to get a sense if it is a lost cause or not.
notfred wrote:I would believe the SMART (i.e. SeaTools) data over SpinRite. If the SMART tests are all passing clean (including the Extended Self Test) then you have a good drive.
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