Need to boot without a password

  geewis357 22:12 14 Sep 2006

Due to problems with a laptop keyboard I have to use a USB kb the thing is the pc has to be fully booted before any usb device can be used. Has anybody got any ideas.

  De Marcus™ 22:27 14 Sep 2006

A pc doesn't have to be fully booted before it recognises USB Keyboards. In the bios there should/may be a setting to enable usb legacy devices which should enable you to use a USB keyboard at boot. However, to enable usb legacy devices, you'd require the built in keyboard to be working (not an option obviously) or a PS/2 keyboard plugged in.

  VoG II 22:31 14 Sep 2006
  geewis357 22:45 14 Sep 2006

vog the option, users must enter is not an option

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 22:59 14 Sep 2006

does your laptop have a PS2 keyboard port at the rear?

  geewis357 23:04 14 Sep 2006

Thanks Fruit Bat /\0/\but the only socket I have are,USB and external moniter.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 23:08 14 Sep 2006

I thought you had the keboard working in your other thread?

Still upset about the whisky though :0)

  ed-0 23:10 14 Sep 2006

make and model of laptop?

  geewis357 23:12 14 Sep 2006

The keyboard only works when I use another pc to remote desktop and enter the password to finalise logon, then laptop will accept a USB device.

  geewis357 23:14 14 Sep 2006

Make and modle Acer travelmate 2700 XP pro

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 23:15 14 Sep 2006

If you can get in with remote desktop then disable the logon password.

"Start->Run" and type in "control userpasswords2" (but without the quatations). Untick the "Users must enter a username and password to use this computer" option and click OK

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