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PS/2 Keyboard not working on XP machine

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#1 Twinbird


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Posted 08 March 2014 - 11:37 AM

PS/2 keyboard is not working (not even able to use the "Del" key or "F8" to enter BIOS or Safe Mode). PS/2 mouse works fine, USB keyboard and USB mouse also work fine. The PS/2 keyboard was working fine, and then the next time I booted up the PC it stopped working (I don't recall doing anything in particular that could have caused this).


Specs: Windows XP Home Ed. SP3, AMD Sempron 3200+ processor, 1.5 GB RAM, 150 GB HDD.


Edit: so I found the simple solution to my problem: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/337704-ps2-keyboard-not-working-on-xp-machine/page__gopid__2381163#entry2381163


I can't believe I overlooked such a simple troubleshooting step D: 

Edited by Twinbird, 08 March 2014 - 12:55 PM.

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 01:02 PM

You're welcome. :)

#3 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 08:31 PM

Any time an external device appears to stop working - a mouse, keyboard, monitor, hard drive or whatever - to eliminate a 'computer' problem either plug the device into a different computer, or plug a different device into the computer on which the problem showed up.


Whenever you have this sort of problem, try substitution. It will save you hours of worry and sweating over fault finding on a perfectly innocent and perfectly working computer !  But thanks for sharing the solution.


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