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Solved: XP HOME BIOS Keyboard mis-functioning

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by [email protected], Feb 3, 2007.

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  1. billjh@centu

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    When the BIOS is posting I cannot use the keyboard keys; "Enter" or
    "up/dwn" arrows when trying to either start in the OS or into the Recovery Console. I also found this to be true, if I try to boot from the CD. It will not recognize the pressing of any key. Is there something in the BIOS Setup to recognize the keyboard ? OS XP Home SP 2

    Thanks,

    Billjh
     
  2. daddyhominum

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    The bios boots without any input. Each board, however, has a key that opens up the bios settings pages after the POST.

    Are you attempting to enter the bios setup? Or?
     
  3. billjh@centu

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    No, not the "SETUP", but when the screen shows the option to go
    into the "OS" (Default) or go into "Recovery Console". The keyboard
    will not allow me to scroll with the up/dwn arrow keys or even to use
    the "Enter" key.
     
  4. daddyhominum

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    I would think that the keyboard is still under the direction of the bios at that time so I would try resetting the bios with the jumpers or by removing the battery.
     
  5. Old Rich

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    Are you using a USB Keyboard? . . if so . . try a PS/2
     
  6. billjh@centu

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    I had to go into the BIOS and enable "USB DEVICE LEGACY SUPPORT"
    which solved the problem.

    Thanks,

    Billjh
     
  7. Old Rich

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    . . . (y)
     
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