Hi i have built my new machine 5 months ago and never tried the ps/2 ports as im using a usb keyboard. so i decide to try it today and it didnt work, no response from the keyboard or mouse but they worked on my other machine. anyone know how i can make it work. I have used two keyboards on one machine before which worked fine. Do i have to enable them in bios or something cause i cant seem to find anything in there. Or could it just be a faulty mother board, if so am i liable for a refund. or a checkup. Mother board is MSI KT4AV, bought from savastore.
what do you mean, i had two keyboards one for another machine and another for my machine. Tried both of them in the other machine and they worked fine. Tried it in my machine with PS/2 it didnt work. And another old keyboard i got has no drivers to install which also didnt work. Thanks for help anyway.
What does it say in device manager? it might be worthwile to check in the bios that the PS2 is enabled never heard of this one because as a rule say after a reinstall a USB mouse won't work and they don't work in safe mode hence why i use an LNB mouse via a adapter
When you built your machine, you was using a USB Keyboard, so your operating system (OS) has never been able to recognise the fact that you now need to use the ps/2 port.
By using the method I suggested, you are telling the OS to setup a ps/2 port. Whether you have drivers or not is irrelevant, as providing you choose a generic keyboard from the options, the OS will load suitable drivers.
I'm not saying this will necessarily work, but it's something I would try.
true my pc once came to a screen saying pc didnt start properly before choose option and my mouse or keyboard didnt work so i had to wait the 30 secs. Thats why i want to make the PS2 work. In device manager it doesnt say anything, im using my usb mouse and keyboard wireless atm. For mouse it says HID compliant pointing device, and keyboard just says HID compliant keyboard. Don't know where to find PS/2. and in BIOS i cant find it to enable it anywhere.
"By using the method I suggested, you are telling the OS to setup a ps/2 port. Whether you have drivers or not is irrelevant, as providing you choose a generic keyboard from the options, the OS will load suitable drivers. "
woo, hello there Lastchip, my problem is resolved now. Seems to me you were right. First off i installed the drivers etc on the wireless ps2 keyboard and this enabled the use of the ps2 ports and then it just worked. And now i plugged in my oldest one and it now works too. I had a look in device manager and now there is a new device called standard keyboard device or along the lines. thanks all for your help.
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