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Keyboard not responding during boot up

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Last response: in Components
June 8, 2007 7:47:17 PM


I just recently tried to reformat and now my keyboard stops responding when I first turn my computer on and works when the Windows loading screen appears. I need to do a clean install, but I can't access my bios because of this problem. I was able to get into my bios and disable my hard drive so it would boot from the Windows CD, but after that the keyboard stopping responding and when it said to Press any key to boot from CD, I couldn't. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I've been able to reformat numerous times in the past without any problems. Also, the keyboard works fine after the Windows loading screen, I can do everything as normal. Just can't access my bios or the screen after that says Press any key to boot from CD...

AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+
2 gigs of wintec 6400 ram
200 gb samsung hard drive
xfx nvidia 7600 gt pci graphics card
windows vista home premium oem
i'm using the microsoft standard black ps2 keyboard and intellimouse explorer 3

i built the exact computer that was listed in the budget system on may 8th here on toms hardware.

again, any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks!

More about : keyboard responding boot

June 16, 2007 12:33:42 PM

Use a keyboard with the PS/2 connector and then enter the BIOS

to set the corresponding option (some USB Keyboard related thing)

to Supported by BIOS (or something like that)

I've encountered such problem a lot of times, so I always keep an

old PS/2 KB as backup. :D 
July 18, 2013 4:51:06 PM

Have same problem but no ps2 ports, will USB adapters work? Computer bluescreens immediately after starting Windows Vista. Cannot get to bios to boot to CD or any other changes. Any suggestions.