My first thought was that colinweadick is using a pirated copy of Windows XP.
The rule here at BC statesNo subject matter will be allowed whose purpose is to defeat existing copyright or security measures. If a user persists and/or the activity is obviously illegal the staff reserves the right to remove such content and/or ban the user. This would also mean encouraging the use or continued use of pirated software is not permitted, and subject to the same consequences.
My reason for responding as I did:
The poster did not ask for help to defeat copyright or security measures. If he/she had, I would have
mentioned the rule and informed the moderators.
He/She simply wanted to know what the deal is with the keyboard not responding when using it to navigate to safe mode.
I was simply offering a possible solution to that issue.
And that solution is based on the fact that it could be a bios issues, not a Windows issue.
The problem can occur even when a copy of Windows is legal.
When I had my other computer, I had to go in and enable usb legacy support every time I reinstalled Windows, a legal copy of the OS, in order to get the keyboard to respond when I wanted to go into safe mode or any of the other choices.
In the past, I've given others who do have a legal copy of Windows the same advice.
This is a gray area, at least to me. The poster admits to a "copy" of Windows, which I do not encourage anyone to use. But the issue may not have anything to do with that fact.
But you were correct to mention the rule, just in case the poster has other issues in the future which may be a result of having an illegal copy of Windows. He/she will know in advance that we cannot help with such matters.
I'll ask the moderators to review this topic, and decide what to do with it.
Edited by Queen-Evie, 15 September 2008 - 10:17 AM.