Keyboard wont work during setup

  RickB 14:02 08 Jan 2008

Hi. I want to change some "setup" settings. While booting up, i hit "Del" and enter set up ok, but after that it won't take any keyboard commands. No response - everything is ignored. I have to reboot from the system reboot button.

Any ideas on why this should be?


  recap 15:31 08 Jan 2008

If your keyboard is a wireless one, then the drivers for this may not be recognised in the boot sequence?

  pj123 16:07 08 Jan 2008

Or a USB keyboard, even? The USB drivers won't be loaded yet.

  Fingees 16:53 08 Jan 2008

If it's a USB
you should be able to enable it in the bios, or else set USB legacy in the bios to recognise it.

  Fingees 16:57 08 Jan 2008

The keyboard must bew working to operate getting into bios setup .

  RickB 17:09 08 Jan 2008

Thanks guys - i can get into bios setup but only that far, after that initial access, nothing. The keyboard is wireless connected via the PS2 interface - its been working just fine for ages and still does once Windows boots up. I've just gone and bought a cheap USB one to see if that works but i'm not overly confident. Its a chicken and egg problem - i can't enable or do anything in the BIOS as the keyboard is not seen!!

  ambra4 17:12 08 Jan 2008

You need to connect a PS2 keyboard during set up or to access the bois setting

A USB keyboard will not work untill windows is up and running

(which is the reasion I do not ever use a USB Keyboard or Mouse)

If your keyboard is a PS2 wireless it will work if USB type you must install a PS2 keyboard,

  RickB 17:53 08 Jan 2008

Yup - tried the USB keyboard and no good. Tried another PS2 keyboard too, nothing there either. Could this be a BIOS problem - in which case is it a new mobo??

  Peants68 17:57 08 Jan 2008

Ambra is right, you have to get yourself a PS2 keyboard and mouse. Then you can load your wireless ones later. There plenty of cheapies. Mine sits in the attic just in case.

  ambra4 17:58 08 Jan 2008

Did you power down the computer and change the keyboard to a PS2 type from the USB type

  RickB 18:06 08 Jan 2008

Yes - PS2 wireless keyboard put back after powering down. Still won't work in BIOS. Works ok after Windows gets going. Stumps me!!

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