accessing bios with usb keyboard?

  keef66 15:14 05 May 2006

just sorted out a Packard Bell pc for father in law. When I had it at home I was using my ps2 mouse and keyboard, and could navigate around the bios.
Just set it up at his house with the usb peripherals it came with, and although I could get the bios screen up by hitting F2, any subsequent attempts to move around using the keyboard are futile. Can't even get out again by using esc.

Is this because USB stuff doesn't work until windows is running? If so, how come F2 worked?

It isn't crucial; just wanted to look at cpu temp in bios after running it for a while. Once Windows fires up all is well

  Stuartli 15:51 05 May 2006

I use my wireless keyboard for moving around the Bios features - try uninstalling the keyboard in Device Manager and then rebooting.

Windows should then reinstall the drivers.

  keef66 15:57 05 May 2006

What's the wireless receiver plugged into? PS2 or USB?

I just read some stuff about having to attach a ps2 keyboard, then enable usb legacy support in bios, which will subsequently allow a usb keyboard to be used before Windows loads.

Still can't figure out why F2 worked though.

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