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My keyboard stops working after boot?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Tieb, Dec 19, 2008.

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  1. Tieb

    Tieb Thread Starter

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    I'm trying to boot from a DVD, and it says "press any key to continue". Problem is though, my keyboard dosent respond. When i'm entering BIOS it works fine, its only after it tries to boot. I know this because i also tried inserting a boot CD that didnt need a key pressed to boot, and when i tried using the keyboard inside that it didnt work either.
    I'm trying to install Vista on a clean harddisk so my computer is completely useless till i get this to work, please help.
     
  2. Jack Hackett

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    and the type of keyboard you are using is???? USB or ps/2
     
  3. windgod14

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    Well. this is extremely common on USB and Wireless Keyboards that require software to function.
    That's why you should always have a plain ps/2 keyboard for whenever you need to do things outside of windows.
    as to getting it to work...i dunno i would just use another keyboard.
     
  4. dustyjay

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    If you have a USB keyboard, check your bios and ensure Legacy Devices is enabled.
     
  5. Tieb

    Tieb Thread Starter

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    Thank you Dustyjay! When i looked closely through BIOS i found "support for USB keyboard" disabled. I feel so stupid... :D

    Thanks again!
     
  6. dustyjay

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    Dont feel stupid. Sometimes this is something that is not looked at when troubleshooting these sorts of problems. My present computer recognizes usb keyboards and mice with out setting changes in bios. I can select however to enable or disable the PS2 ports. you can mark this thread solved by clicking the link at the top of your thread.
     
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