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Keyboard not detected in boot, but detected in windows

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by TheForgotten, Dec 25, 2008.

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  1. TheForgotten

    TheForgotten Thread Starter

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    Hi all,
    I cannot use my keyboard when the PC post checks and stuff, for example when it says press del to enter setup.

    However I can use the keyboard once in windows.

    I am using Asus P5W64 WS Professional motherboard

    Sorry:
    The keyboard is a USB Microsoft one (Its like a USB and mouse through one USB)

    Thanks everyone and merry xmas
     
  2. DavisMcCarn

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    If it is a wireless kb/mouse, you may be SOL; but, if it is wired, try setting the BIOS to support "Legacy USB".
     
  3. TheForgotten

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    Yep it's a wireless USB. The PC works as it's what im on now, just can't get into BIOS settings as the keyboard just doesn't work at that stage. It lights up when windows starts to load.
     
  4. DavisMcCarn

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    Stick a wired keyboard in the closet in case you ever need it!
     
  5. TheForgotten

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    Im afraid I don't have any :(

    Would resetting the CMOS help? And if so, how do I do it?
     
  6. TheForgotten

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    Fixed it using the insert key to do some sort of rollback.
     
  7. DavisMcCarn

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    In the BIOS, Legacy USB is a setting to detect and use things like a USB floppy, keyboard, or mouse and the Insert key is sometimes used to restore BIOS factory settings which must have re-enabled the legacy option.
    Glad its working!
     
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