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USB keyboard works in windows but not on startup

I have a CM Storm Quickfire Pro keyboard that works in windows, but not during startup. The bios detects the keyboard but I can't hit "DEL" to enter the UEFI bios or choose an OS i want to boot into. I have to wait for the 30 sec countdown for the pc to boot into the OS that's highlighted, and if i touch any key on my keyboard, the timer disappears and i can't choose an OS. But as soon as I'm on my desktop, the keyboard works fine. I had to plug in a different keyboard just to reach my bios or choose the OS i want to boot into. I've plugged it into all my usb ports and tried unplugging everything except the keyboard, but nothing works. I also enabled USB and USB 3.0 legacy in my bios. Is there any way i can fix this? I don't want to use 2 keyboards all the time.
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  1. i dont know if it will work for you but its worth a shot..
    i suggest resetting the BIOS in the next order:

    1. Unplug all the cables and only then press the power button to empty all the electricity left in the psu.

    2. Take out the CMOS (the small battery on your MB) and leave it like this like 10~15 min.

    3. Insert the CMOS back and plug in all your cables and try it out.

    4. Pls update me


    PS: By resetting the BIOS you will lose any modification ar change you have done before (in case you didnt know)
  2. charmer said:
    i dont know if it will work for you but its worth a shot..
    i suggest resetting the BIOS in the next order:

    1. Unplug all the cables and only then press the power button to empty all the electricity left in the psu.

    2. Take out the CMOS (the small battery on your MB) and leave it like this like 10~15 min.

    3. Insert the CMOS back and plug in all your cables and try it out.

    4. Pls update me


    PS: By resetting the BIOS you will lose any modification ar change you have done before (in case you didnt know)




    I tried this right before posting. Still getting the same thing. Thnx for the suggestion though.
  3. Best answer
    ToaD555 said:
    charmer said:
    i dont know if it will work for you but its worth a shot..
    i suggest resetting the BIOS in the next order:

    1. Unplug all the cables and only then press the power button to empty all the electricity left in the psu.

    2. Take out the CMOS (the small battery on your MB) and leave it like this like 10~15 min.

    3. Insert the CMOS back and plug in all your cables and try it out.

    4. Pls update me


    PS: By resetting the BIOS you will lose any modification ar change you have done before (in case you didnt know)




    I tried this right before posting. Still getting the same thing. Thnx for the suggestion though.


    Did your keyboard worked on windows before you installed the driver on it ?
    Or do you have any "Lock" / "Unlock" buttons on the keyboard ? (like for the NKRO mode).
  4. charmer said:
    ToaD555 said:
    charmer said:
    i dont know if it will work for you but its worth a shot..
    i suggest resetting the BIOS in the next order:

    1. Unplug all the cables and only then press the power button to empty all the electricity left in the psu.

    2. Take out the CMOS (the small battery on your MB) and leave it like this like 10~15 min.

    3. Insert the CMOS back and plug in all your cables and try it out.

    4. Pls update me


    PS: By resetting the BIOS you will lose any modification ar change you have done before (in case you didnt know)




    I tried this right before posting. Still getting the same thing. Thnx for the suggestion though.


    Did your keyboard worked on windows before you installed the driver on it ?
    Or do you have any "Lock" / "Unlock" buttons on the keyboard ? (like for the NKRO mode).

    I fixed it! As soon as you mentioned NKRO, I remembered that I enabled it before this all happened. I didn't think that this would be causing the problem though. I switched it back to 6 KRO and I was able to enter my bios and choose an OS. Thanks for the help.
  5. ToaD555 said:
    charmer said:
    ToaD555 said:
    charmer said:
    i dont know if it will work for you but its worth a shot..
    i suggest resetting the BIOS in the next order:

    1. Unplug all the cables and only then press the power button to empty all the electricity left in the psu.

    2. Take out the CMOS (the small battery on your MB) and leave it like this like 10~15 min.

    3. Insert the CMOS back and plug in all your cables and try it out.

    4. Pls update me


    PS: By resetting the BIOS you will lose any modification ar change you have done before (in case you didnt know)




    I tried this right before posting. Still getting the same thing. Thnx for the suggestion though.


    Did your keyboard worked on windows before you installed the driver on it ?
    Or do you have any "Lock" / "Unlock" buttons on the keyboard ? (like for the NKRO mode).

    I fixed it! As soon as you mentioned NKRO, I remembered that I enabled it before this all happened. I didn't think that this would be causing the problem though. I switched it back to 6 KRO and I was able to enter my bios and choose an OS. Thanks for the help.


    Great! A bit of a lucky guess
    Do you mind choosing a best answer? :P
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