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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by cway, Mar 25, 2008.

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  1. cway

    cway Thread Starter

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    I just finished slaving a desktop HDD (parallel) in order to format it. (I was getting a NonSystem Disk Error).That was successful. Now I am wanting to install a fresh OS (Windows XP Prof.), but when i start it up (with the OS CD in the D drive)- the keyboard lights up (like it's working) but when it comes time to Press any key to boot from CD...the keyboard doesn't work.
    Why do computers have to be so difficult!!!
    Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!!
     
  2. The_JinJ

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    Are you sure the keyboards not working? Try pressing Numlock to see if the LED goes on and off
    Is is a USB keyboard?
     
  3. cway

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    I press the NumLock (as the pc is booting up) and it DOES turn ON and OFF, but as soon as the "Press any key to boot from CD..." comes up on the monitor, the NumLock no longer turns On and Off and nothing happens when i press keys. The monitor remains at the Press any key to boot from CD.... screen.
    It is a USB keyboard.
     
  4. Old Rich

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    Some USB keyboards are not recognized until the operating system is loaded . . can you use a PS/2 keyboard and mouse for the installation?
     
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    Try going into the Bios setup and setting 'Legacy USB' to Enabled.

    Does the keyboard work now ?
     
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