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Old 08-06-2011, 12:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My Windows 7 hangs at "Starting Windows"

MBR is corrupt and I want to save some data before reformatting but my keyboard won't allow me to boot into Hirens

anyway around this or do i need to get a ps/2 keyboard?
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Default Re: USB keyboard won't activate at boot

Change Boot order in BIOS. Unless you can't get into BIOS?
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Old 08-06-2011, 01:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Change Boot order in BIOS. Unless you can't get into BIOS?
yeah that's the whole point

the keyboard doesn't turn on until the windows splash screen
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Default Re: USB keyboard won't activate at boot

Try a different keyboard or USB port. Your system BIOS has a simple driver for it, USB, ps/2 or wireless.
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Default Re: USB keyboard won't activate at boot

You would need to enable USB keyboard function in BIOS. But if you can't get into BIOS with your USB keyboard then yes, you'll need to find a PS/2 keyboard and use that.
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