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    Won't boot with keyboard plugged in

    Just wondering if anyone else has this problem...

    My carputer won't boot if I have my PS/2 keyboard plugged in - It says "the AA number has not been programmed on the system - Press any key to continue"

    And I have to press enter to start up the computer every time, unless the keyboard isn't plugged in. If it isn't plugged in, it will flash the same screen, count down for about 3 seconds and then boot up fine.

    I've checked the BIOS settings and haven't seen anything related to the problem.

    The motherboard is the Intel D945GCLF if that makes any difference.
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    Have you tried resetting the BIOS to defaults? A quick google search turned up this mention of the same problem:

    http://www.tranquilpc.co.uk/forum/to...p?TOPIC_ID=102

    Looks like possible BIOS corruption. "AA" stands for Altered Assembly, reffering to when a motherboard is 'altered' by a third party and resold (afaik). For example Intel makes the board, and it might later be altered and resold by Dell. If there is any warranty left you should see about getting an RMA. Other than that, I would see if there is a BIOS update or fix on the manufacturer's website. Be careful though - if the BIOS is indeed corrupt, updating may cause it to fail completely. If you're not running with a keyboard all the time, I might suggest leaving well enough alone.

    Hope this helps, Good Luck.
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    Alright, I'll try resetting my BIOS to defaults. But I do remember trying to update the BIOS and I had the same problem as the OP in the link you provided: it was not able to update because the update was not compatible with my motherboard but the update was definitely for my motherboard. It's been a while since I got this motherboard, but I'm pretty sure I've had this problem since day 1.

    I'll keep trying though.
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    OK, I reset my BIOS to default, and while I was in there I also tried to check the BIOS version but it wasn't listed. Weird. So I checked my BIOS version in windows (Stars>run>msinfo32) and it shows the version and date in there no problem. It's from 7/29/2005 and the latest version listed on Intel's website is from 12/31/2008.

    Why can Windows detect the BIOS version but the actual BIOS setup doesn't know which version it is.

    I also tried to update to the latest version from Intel's website to no avail. It says it's not compatible. How do I fix this?
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    After a few hours with a few different representatives at Intel and trying to recover the BIOS, clear the CMOS, and all different kinds of things I was finally told that I need a new motherboard. I have to send mine back and they are going to send me a new one. Oh well. At least the problem is going to be solved.
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    2GB Corsair
    30GB OCZ SSD
    BU-353
    Lilliput EBY-701
    Logitech DiNovo Mini
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    Glad they were able to help you out. Sounds like they had a run of motherboards with BIOS corruption issues of some sort. OP in the other thread had the same troubles with BIOS version not listed correctly. Anyway, hope you get your new board quickly.

    Good Luck.
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    Wanted to bring this thread back to life...

    I never ended up sending my board back because I have been really busy - not to mention I didn't want to be without my CarPC

    Before I had a PS/2 wired keyboard causing the problem. I have since purchased a DiNovo Mini which is a wireless USB keyboard as all of you probably already know. I figured this would kill two birds with one stone by providing me a wireless mini keyboard as well as solve the problem of not being able to boot without pressing enter every time. Turns out I still have the same problem -- now it's just a little more convenient for me to press the enter key on the DiNovo instead of reaching back and pressing enter on the wired keyboard. I think I'm going to troubleshoot again with Intel to try and get the BIOS situation sorted out so that I can get approval again for a replacement since I waited to long and my replacement approval has since run out. I'll update this post when I have new news.
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