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Old 04-25-2007, 09:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default "Press any key" To boot from CD, but Keyboard doesn't start untill Windows does.

I'm trying to boot from my windows CD but my keyboard doesn't respond during the "boot from cd" screen. Is there a way around this or a fix?
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Old 04-25-2007, 09:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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im guessing you have a USB keyboard. I sudjest you go to a computer shop and get yourself a USB to Keyboard jack converter. The little purple plug in the back of the computer. You can plug your USB straight into that, and then the plug will then be converted.

Not sure how much the things cost, wouldnt be expensive though. You usually get one free when you buy a USB keyboard or mouse.
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Default Re: "Press any key" To boot from CD, but Keyboard doesn't start untill Windows does.

If possible, try going into the BIOS and looking for an option that enables USB Keyboards/USB Perhipials(sp?) or something similar to that..

Of course, you might not be able to if your keyboard won't start up period...
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Default Re: "Press any key" To boot from CD, but Keyboard doesn't start untill Windows does.

yup it does that on older mobo's just use someones ps/2 keyboard and it will work.
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Default Re: "Press any key" To boot from CD, but Keyboard doesn't start untill Windows does.

Make sure that your motherboard is set to USB Keyboard support. Otherwise, you might need to get a USB to PS2 adaptor or just a cheap and nasty PS2 keyboard.

I have a cheap and nasty PS2 keyboard as I know that my Logitech G15 works intermintantly until the drivers have been loaded.
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