i tried to connect my keyboard to the usb port because it is a usb keyboard but it doesn't work, it does connect to the ps/2 port (i think that is what it is called) and it works there i have my mouse connected to the usb port the but the keyboard doesn't work there. any suggestions?
USB keyboards suck. Try plugging it in a different port that hasn't been used by any other USB device, or uninstall a device that is associated with a port that is not in use. Then insert the keyboard into that port and always use that port for your keyboard.