my Intel motherboard will not respond to my Saitek Eclipse II keyboard when I press the F2 to get into the bios, is it the keyboard or is it a setting that I may have accidentally turned off somewhere? Once into windows the keyboard responds fine.
Some USB keyboards won't work before a 'driver' is loaded, and if your Intel MOBO has USB 3.0 ports they'll never work that is until USB 3.0 becomes 'native.' So only use NATIVE USB 2.0 ports and not ones with some non-Intel Chipset.
Even today I have a P2/2 keyboard and Mouse for BIOS, plus another USB set (basic) for BIOS.
No, never used a USB hub since most new cases come with front panel USB connectors now.
I cant remember if it could or could not, I just built this computer from spare parts I had lying around from past gaming computers. It had auto configured the HDD and DVD rom correctly so I didnt have to enter the bios, but now that my mother wants to use the front audio jacks and they dont work I need to make sure that the internal front HD/audio 97 connector is turned on. The rear jacks work fine for the speakers but the speakers dont have a headphones connector