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Can't format drive, keyboard won't work.

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#1 melsstv


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Posted 11 April 2010 - 05:13 PM

I bought a computer at an auction and installed windows XP home, this worked fine. I then installed a wireless card and the PS 2 keyboard quit working, I decided to go back and repair the install or reformat the drive, but realized after putting the cd in that I had to be able to "press any key to boot from the CD". I now have an anchor that I can't reformat and can't use because of the useless keyboard. I have another drive I could put in and am toying with that idea right now. I have two keyboard and they work on other systems, so it is not the keyboard. The mouse is still functional, but I can't get past that says "press any key to boot from CD". The computer is starting in the safemode option with countdown screen because I tried to reset the bios by unplugging and taking out the battery. Any advice would be good. THX Mel

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Posted 11 April 2010 - 06:17 PM

I would suggest trying another PS2 keyboard, there might be something wrong with the one you are using.

This may correct your problem, if not post back and we'll take it from there.

As much I as I could say there is an IRQ conflict with the wireless card and the keyboard, the wireless won't work until the drivers load in Windows, the keyboard however, loads from the BIOS.
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Posted 19 April 2010 - 06:15 AM

I suggest you try another keyboard with PS/2 or a keyboard with USB to succesfully reformat your drive and from there on you should try your old keyboard again to see if the keyboard is not functioning or it's really about the combination with the Wireless driver you installed.

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