Bluetooth Keyboard is DEAD during Startup

Discussion in 'Epox' started by R. C. White, Oct 14, 2005.

  1. R. C. White

    R. C. White Guest

    I just got a new Microsoft Optical Desktop with Bluetooth. It works great

    My EPoX 8KDA3+ lets me set it to power-up by simply pressing Ctrl+F1 (or
    other optional keys). That worked fine with my former wireless desktop.
    But it does not work with Bluetooth. I come in each morning, press
    Ctrl+F1...and nothing happens. I hit the power ON button and the lights
    come on, the drives start spinning and Windows loads.

    But my computer is set up to multi-boot both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of
    both Windows XP Pro and Beta 1 of the new Microsoft Vista (formerly
    codenamed Longhorn). I choose which OS to start each time by using the
    keyboard arrow keys to select from the menu presented just after POST. But
    guess what - I can't choose because the keyboard is dead until after Windows
    starts and loads the Bluetooth drivers. To change OS, I have to let the
    default OS start, then edit Boot.ini to set a different OS as the default,
    then reboot. :>(

    I've plugged in the old keyboard to use just during startup, but this is

    In other newsgroups I've read that some BIOSes support Bluetooth before
    Windows or another OS is loaded. I can't find info about this on the EPoX
    website. I'm running the latest (KDA35902, dated 9/2/05) BIOS for my mobo,
    but I can't find any mention of Bluetooth in it.

    Anybody else here with an EPoX mobo and a Bluetooth keyboard? How does it
    work for you?

    R. C. White, Oct 14, 2005
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