windows xp wont boot!!!!!!

  aceguymiller 16:43 09 Sep 2013

hi i need some help with installing windows xp or even windows 2000 onto my mates pc. this is the problem - the pc has windows xp installed but wont boot into it - it boots to the screen where you can choose safe mode and run when last good config. the keyboard (i have tried 4 keyboards with no luck) is not recognised and there fore i cant choose of the menu to try other boots modes. when i start pc and hold down delete key it boots into the main option page where you can change boot options (of dvd - hard disk - floppy) and bios and so on - i cant understand if it recognises keyoard then why not on the screen to boot into safe mode of role back to good config. so basically it just goes round in a circle starting going to screen with boot options (which i cant choose) and restarts!!!! its doing my head in never seen anything like this before
hope someone can help me thanks

  onthelimit1 16:45 09 Sep 2013

Have you tried a keyboard with PS2 plug, rather than a USB one?

  aceguymiller 16:52 09 Sep 2013

is that the old round connection tried an adapter usb into ps2 plug but keyboard not recognised cant think anything i can do lol!!!! frustrating

  AndySD 17:14 09 Sep 2013

Hi aceguymiller

You may find that the USB/PS2 connector you are trying is not for a keyboard its for a mouse (I had this problem which is why I keep an old PS2 keyboard)


  aceguymiller 19:45 09 Sep 2013

thanks for replies got shot of a ps/2 keyboard worked a treat!!!!

  bumpkin 21:11 09 Sep 2013

aceguymiller, " got shot of a ps/2 keyboard worked a treat!!!!"

For the benefit of myself and other members can you please explain what you mean

  onthelimit1 08:09 10 Sep 2013

If you mean it's now working OK, you can now plug a USB keyboard in and windows will install the driver. Shut the PC down before removing the PS2 connection.

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