Is a Driver needed for a PS/2 keyboard connected through USB Tags: PS/2 USB Cable Keyboards Windows XP Devices Components Last response: March 6, 2012 6:09 PM in Components Share DVS75 March 6, 2012 1:18:27 PM There is a problem connecting a PS/2 keyboard to a USB port of a laptop using a special cable. Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 says that a USB device cannot be recognized after you plug it in. Different PS/2 devices - Genius K639 keyboard and a mouse - connected via this cable do not get recognized by Windows XP. The same happens on a Windows XP desktop and another laptop which is under Windows 7 Home. The latter system does not report any errors at all, just the devices are not working. The cable is made by DH&R, model is USB012A (AM/MD6F 0.15M). There is an inscription on the cable: “High speed cable 2.0 version 28AWG/1P+24AWG/2C”. Photo: Please let me know how one can make a PS/2 device work through a USB port. Thank you! More about : driver needed keyboard connected usb sonexpc March 6, 2012 2:17:28 PM It's the compatible issue...I mostly use one use to 2 PS/2 for notebook and it work...something like this http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item... When it is working I never change.. When you buy the one you have ... do you see any reviewon that parts...? By the way also related to the keyboard compatible issue. Which Keyboard you have? abekl March 6, 2012 2:17:40 PM If your system won't recognize the keyboard because it is running through an adapter, then there is nothing you can do, except to buy a USB keyboard. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Brett928S2 March 6, 2012 6:09:26 PM Hi My shops sell those adaptors.... Here is a hint... To make those adaptors work you NEED a MOUSE or Keyboard that DESIGNED internally to run on BOTH USB and PS2... If you plug them into a standard mouse or keyboard, they wont work.... All the best Brett Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumDriver to run USB jumpdrive through PS/2 ForumWhich drivers are for PS/2 keyboard and mouse? ForumPs/2 keyboard works during boot up but will not work when windows is open! ForumKeyboard wont work through ps2 to usb ForumNo USB mouse or keyboard after removing ATI drivers, cannot log in ForumMouse wheel doesnt work when mouse connected through ps2 ForumWinXP - PS/2 keyboard not present ForumUSB or PS2 Mouse? ForumROSE KVM, USB to PS2 converter. random right clicks ForumWill PS2 Keyboard Work on USB Port? ForumWill PS2 Keyboard Work on USB Port? ForumPs2 to usb keyboard adapter on desk top not working? ForumPlay PS2 through PC? ForumPs2 to usb keyboard problem cant play games properly ForumConnecting USB keyboard to keyboard ps/2 port ForumPentium G630 paired with GTX 650? Forum[Solved] Travel Case HELP Needed ForumUsb front panel help Forum[Solved] Corsair Obsidian Series 800D CC800DW and USB 3.0 ForumWhy does my compaq keyboard not type the letters right More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !