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#1 tlmkr55

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 08:33 AM

When computer start button pushed boot up starts and then comes to screen initial boot up-How do you want to boot up? Neither the mouse or keyboard are activated, to allow scroll down for choice selection.

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 09:33 AM

A little more information might go a long way in Us helping.

Type of computer, make and model.
Operating system?

Out of curiosity are they a USB mouse and keyboard?

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 11:24 AM

The computer is a generic one made in a computer class and given to me.

The operating system is Windows XP.

The keyboard and mouse are both USB ports.

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 11:46 AM

Sounds like you are going to need a USB mouse and keyboard, at least temporarily.

The BIOS do not seem to support USB devices. Once you are able to access the BIOS there may be a setting that will allow USB input devices to work.

Without knowing the motherboard type I have no way of finding out.

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 05:54 PM

I found an old keyboard and was able to start the computer. But now the computer needs to be started with this old keyboard every time. At least now I'll be able to get the info on the MOBO and any thing else .Thanks Chip Anderson

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 06:11 PM

The BIOS should have a setting that will allow immediate use of a USB mouse/keyboard.

It will be labeled something like "legacy USB support". If you see anything in the BIOS relative to USB, try enabling it.

Then try your USB keyboard/mouse :thumbsup:.

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