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Keyboard problems

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Nester, Jun 4, 2004.

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  1. Nester

    Nester Thread Starter

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    I have just installed WinXP on an old computer but the keyboard freezes up when the Boot Screen appears.

    The keyboard is on a ps2 connection and works in the bios, I have tried 2 different ps2 keyboards, and they both do the same thing.

    If I look in the control panel at Keyboard properties, there is nothing listed.

    I have checked and double checked that the keyboard is in the right port!!

    When I boot up into Windows the Num Lock just stays on and that's it.

    I have tried everything I can think of, but I'm not having much luck getting this solved.

    Does anybody have any ideas?

    Many thanks

    Nester
     
  2. ~Candy~

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    Any chance of trying a USB keyboard? The keyboard isn't going thru an adapter is it?
     
  3. Nester

    Nester Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    Well that's so wierd!

    My mouse has an adapter but I haven't been using it, it's always been plugged in a serial port but I have just put the adapter on and now the keyboard works!

    The mouse & keyboard are now both as ps2.

    Strange!

    Thanks alot!

    ps: The forum is looking very nice, haven't been on here for awhile.

    Nester
     
  4. ~Candy~

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    Sounds like it could have been an IRQ conflict with the serial port?
     
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