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#1 OldPhil

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Posted 05 May 2008 - 09:22 PM

I just reloaded my computer, I want to use my Microsoft natural PS2 keyboard. XP does not recognize it, I tried add new hardware N/G. I looked into the add hardware section but could not find anything relating to keyboards.

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Posted 05 May 2008 - 09:40 PM

Did you install the software for it? Is this a USB keyboard with the PS/2 adapter on it?
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/257729

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Posted 05 May 2008 - 10:02 PM

I am using a beat up USB key board and want to switch back the PS2 that I was using prior to the reload, can't seem to find a way to get XP to recognize it.

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 06:15 AM

PS2 keyboards require a reboot (with them plugged in) to be recognized. Have you tried this?
Have you tried the keyboard on another computer (or a known good PS2 keyboard from another computer on this one)?
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Posted 06 May 2008 - 11:41 AM

PS2 keyboards require a reboot (with them plugged in) to be recognized. Have you tried this?
Have you tried the keyboard on another computer (or a known good PS2 keyboard from another computer on this one)?


Yes! I loaded the OS with the USB KB as it did not recognize the PS2 which had been hooked to it for over a year, after the reload I shut down and rebooted with the PS2. The PS2 flashed a couple of times during initial boot but failed to even bring up the boot menu or BIOS. I thought it would find it upon the reboot.
I have 4 computers all the boards work fine the only one giving me grief is the new load with the PS2.

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 06:50 PM

Just now I deleted the USB KB from the device manager then rebooted with the PS2 hooked up in place, again it flashed but did not work. I plugged it back into one of the other machines and again it is fine, this one has me stumped!

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Posted 08 May 2008 - 07:05 AM

It would seem to me that the PS2 port is "borked" (as long as you've tested the keyboard on another system).
I love my Natural Keyboard also (been using one since 1995) - so you may be interested in something like this: http://www.amazon.com/Belkin-F5U119-E-PS-U...r/dp/B0000A2QBI
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