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Old 09-18-2006, 08:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I put this old computer together and when I turned it on everything is fine. But when it says to press DEL to enter setup, I press DEL nothing happens. The keyboard light is on, for example the Num Lock but still nothing is happening when I press DEL. What is wrong here? I tried another keyboard...still the same thing. I know the keyboards are working because they both work on my other computer.
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Are they USB keyboards?
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Old 09-18-2006, 09:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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No it's PS/2 keyboards.
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Can someone please help?
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Perhaps the PS/2 port is bad? Do you have a USB keyboard you can try?
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Well the keyboard lights flash whenever I plug them into the PS/2 port, but after that it's off. So could be a bad port. About the USB keyboard...how will it work if drivers aren't installed yet, because I'm in the process of installing windows on a fresh hard drive.
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May not work without USB drivers.
And this may sound dumb and I don't mean to insult your intellect, but are you sure it's plugged in to the keyboard port? I ask because I have done it, plugged the keyboard into the mouse port and vice-versa.
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I'm pretty sure it's into the keyboard port, it was color coded.
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do other buttons work, for example does numlock make the light go off and on.

i reckon a usb keyboard would work because the driver does not become operational until windows has loaded as far as im aware. before then its just basic bios drivers.

i can use my usb keyboard to press "del" to access the bios as my computer starts up and im sure many other people can.
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None of the buttons work, but only one time did I press the numlock the light went on. But when I tried pressing it again to turn off the light it doesn't respond. So I guess I'll just have to get a USB keyboard huh?
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