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RE: USB keyboard not working on startup

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by AsbitLyon, Jan 28, 2003.

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  1. AsbitLyon

    AsbitLyon Thread Starter

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    Hello, I jsut bought a microsoft internet pro USB keyboard. it is one of the ones that has *only* a usb connector. I have another of these that has both the USB and PS/2 connectors, and do not ahve any problems with this one. however the new one that has inly the USB connector is fine during Bios and POST. I can hit DEL to get into setup, I can controlCMOS setup, and I can type in my BIOS password with no trouble. but between the time I get through BIOS, and the time Windows starts loading, the keyboard stop working. I've installed all the drivers. and if I unplug, and re-plug-in the keyboard, everything is fine. but I hate having to unplug, and replug my keyboard in everytime I have to reboot wi98seI have other USB devices, and they work just fine. I even used to have the same keyboard on this computer, only it has both the ps/2 and usb connectors, but that has been attached to my new computer which is running Linux (which btw, the old keyboard works perfectly, and I can map the extra keys anyway I wish :}} ). can anyone make any suggestions on how to get this keyboard to work right without having to plug and unplug it every time I boot? I'll be glad to answer any questions needed to help solve this problem

    AsbitLyon
     
  2. ~Candy~

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    Hi, and welcome. You'll notice I edited your post.....when you use the greater than and less than signs, it appears to put lines thru the rest of the words in the post......dunno why......but, anyway.....

    In the bios setup, do you have USB for keyboard enabled?
     
  3. AsbitLyon

    AsbitLyon Thread Starter

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    yes, that was the first thing I checked. even though I knew it was on becasue I had been using a USB keyboard before.
     
  4. ~Candy~

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    Does it plug into a hub? Or into the computer direct?
     
  5. AsbitLyon

    AsbitLyon Thread Starter

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    direct to the back of the computer. feel free to "inundate" me with questions.... I'll answer as many at a time as you pose :)
     
  6. ~Candy~

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    Unfortunately, that was my last thought on the subject........other than to be clear on one issue.....you mention 2 keyboards and 2 computers....did you try this 'problem' keyboard on the other computer?
     
  7. AsbitLyon

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    yes, the keyboard does not work on that computer either
     
  8. ~Candy~

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    Then I would take it back :D :D
     
  9. AsbitLyon

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    I wonder if this is a flaw with the keyboard type itself.... since solving it is as easy as unplugging it, and plugging it back in
     
  10. ~Candy~

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    My thoughts exactly.......
     
  11. kbstoikop

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    you could have two keyboards till you load the driver for the usb keyboard. Just try removing the non usb keyboard after bootup then detect the new keyboard using add remove hardware
     
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