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Solved Computer is inconsistent recognizing PS/2 keyboard

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by GreggIllinois, Nov 17, 2019.

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  1. GreggIllinois

    GreggIllinois Thread Starter

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    I bought a refurbished HP SFF with Windows 10 Pro on it. It came with a very flimsy USB keyboard. I have a big beautiful PS/2 keyboard that I love. The problem is the computer only recognizes the PS/2 keyboard only about 70% of the time. I'm trying to figure out why. I know the PS/2 works perfectly. It's connected properly. I updated the driver in the Device Manager. It said it had the (attachment) right driver already. I have removed the USB keyboard and only left the PS/2 connected. Some sort of thing--it works about 70% of the time. I was tempted to uninstall the USB HID keyboard from the Device Manager but then I was afraid I wouldn't be able to get it back if the PS/2 doesn't work at all or continues at the 70% rate. There are these suggestions about tweaking the registry via (screenshot from https://superuser.com/questions/996001/do-ps2-keyboards-work-on-windows-10 ) but I was scared of that, too.

    I can buy a new, bigger, USB keyboard if need be (but I'll be buying it online and that in itself will be a bit of a crapshoot) but I really like this old PS/2 I've got.

    Any suggestions? Thanks.
     

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  2. Johnny b

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    Only a wild guess and even then, you should wait for other opinions.

    If you really love that PS/2 keyboard, get a usb adapter and see if changing the connection at the computer corrects the problem.

    examples:
    https://www.amazon.com/s?k=PS/2+Keyboard/Mouse+to+USB+Converter+Adapter&i=electronics&ref=nb_sb_noss

    I've used them in the past where there were no PS/2 ports on a computer and had to go with adapters.
    Worked for me, but I wasn't having issues with old PS/2 keyboards. just no PS/2 ports on the computer.
     
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  3. GreggIllinois

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    Thanks a lot, Johnny. I'll do that for sure if there's no easy answer.
     
  4. GreggIllinois

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    Got your adapter. It works great. Thanks.
     
  5. Johnny b

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    You're welcome :)

    Good to hear it worked (y)
     
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