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Old 10-18-2008, 10:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How do I enable my USB keyboard to be used during the BIOS screen, because I can not seem to find the area to enable it, and I have now true encrypted my hdd so I need to enter a secondary password before I can get to the boot screen of windows
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Hook up a PS/2 keyboard, and enable USB use in the BIOS. Its in different places in different BIOS's.
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Yea, fortunately, it is not complex at all... either your BIOS supports it with a jump to the right area like carnageX just stated, or perhaps a BIOS upgrade to get the functionality. Other than that, there is nothing special about it... it either supports it during POST or it doesn't
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Good point, Dr. IP. May need to look into a BIOS update. Check your motherboard's updates page, and see if that functionality is given in any release after your current one.
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A USB to PS2 adapter will work just fine. Many USB keyboards come with one. You never know you might have one sitting in a drawer somewhere.
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Well there was an option for USB Legacy Support, however I turned it to enabled and yet it seemed to do nothing, and if I get a new BIOS update, I have never had the pleasure of upgrading/flashing my BIOS so I would probably need some help on that
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What's your motherboard? It may not support a USB keyboard even with a bios update.


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