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Old xp computer keyboard works fine but when on boot menue it dont work


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#1 balkrish999

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 02:09 AM

hi i have a old computer , it works fine right now , but i had to get it repaired over 5 times and i had to pay the guy around 20 each time , the pc works right now

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there i a problem when i want to boot a cd xp from the pc ( install xp agin) the keyboad works fine when the pc is on like on word ( its a usb keyboard) but when my pc crashes i and i want to to to the boot menue and i add my cd in it says' press a key to begin' bang my key board just doesnt work , press all the buttons and none of them work

my pc is working fine right now but i would like to take precuations so i cant boot the cd my self , why dosnet my keyboad work i tired another usb keyboard aswell and same problem

if possible help thanks

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 03:31 AM

I think you will probably need to temporarily connect whichever alternative keyboard (PS/2 or AT) the system has input for, enter the BIOS setup as indicated on the boot screen, and enable an option which is commonly called Legacy USB. The system should then respond to the USB keyboard prior to Windows starting.

This often occurs on older systems when the CMOS data has been reset back to BIOS default values. Make sure the CMOS backup battery hasn't gone flat, or it is likely to happen again.

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 06:44 AM

Your BIOS doesn't support Legacy USB.




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