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Keyboard Frozen during boot up

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by marlaw123, Dec 24, 2009.

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  1. marlaw123

    marlaw123 Thread Starter

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    I have a problem. I have a USB keyboard that came with my Dell Dimension that is about 3 years old. When I start my computer and am trying to press f8 to change the boot order, it doesn't do anything even though the lights on my keyboard are lit up. This also happens when I shut down my computer without clicking shut down, and it comes up saying "Do you want to start windows normally" in which case I have to sit there for 20 seconds since I can't use my keyboard to select it. I have already tried trying a different keyboard but the same thing happens.

    I hope I am clear. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. SAMF2000

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    You could try using another USB Port. is the usb connected to the pc or is it on an external powered USB Hub.? the reason I ask is Hubs can cause problems if too many devices are attached and no extra power is used to power the extra ports. If the ketboard lights up its getting power but the settings in bios could be messed up too. then you need to tell bios to use US Keyboard.
     
  3. lozzman

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    Device manager?
    Enable USB stuff at startup?
    I dont know if in your bios it has that option but mine does ( foxconn =) )
     
  4. marlaw123

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    Thank you very much! I unpluged my keyboard from the USB hub into the computer's built in USB port and it fixed my problem.
     
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