First post, by johnvosh
Got myself a third retro computer. Was given a Dell Dimension 9200 system, no monitor. Has a Core 2 Duo E6700, 3GB ram, 500GB HDD, BTX motherboard and case, GeForce 8600 GTS 256MB video card. Had a look at the motherboard and it looks like 4 of the bigger, brown capacitors have a tiny bit of a bulge to their tops, but seems to run just fine for now. It was password protected, so I plugged the HDD into my Win10 system, just so I can see approx when it was last used and looks like it was last used sometime around 2014.
It had Windows Vista Ultimate on it, but I completely removed that and split the HDD into 2 partitions. I loaded Win XP on the first, then I might load Vista or 7 onto the second one. Updated the BIOS to the latest one.
I do seem to have one problem though and can't out how to fix it. It came with the USB Dell keyboard. When it boots it will say keyboard failure and to use the keyboard I have to unplug it then reconnect it and it works fine. Any ideas on how to fix this? It also doesn't matter which USB port I plug into. I would use my PS/2 keyboard, but no PS/2 ports.
Sys1: A64 X2 4400+, 2GB DDR400, 150GB WD Velociraptor, Radeon HD 3650 512MG AGP, MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum, XP Home