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keyboard-stops-during-xp-installation, non ps2 keyboard

By computerguy123 ·
I am trying to install XP on a brand new machine. After startup it reads from the XP CD, and goes through copying files. Then,just as it reaches the "Welcome to setup" screen (which asks me to Press Enter to setup XP, or R to do a recovery, F3 to quit) the keyboard turns off!!!

I am putting XP on a computer on a older computer that has had its hard drive wiped out. Like everybody else, my keyboard turns off right at the point of trying to hit enter to continue windows installion. I checked the setup menus and everything seems to be turned on and keyboard works fine during all of that. I have read that using a ps2 keyboard will solve this problem, only thing is that there are not any ps2 slots on this pc. I have checked and double check and they are just not there. So now I am stuck looking at a blue screen of windows set up without the ability to hit ENTER!!! Please if anybody knows how to help me that would be great

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It's a usb

by PurpleSkys Moderator In reply to keyboard-stops-during-xp- ...

Keyboard? try a different one maybe ....

you do have me a bit confused though...you say "I am trying to install XP on a brand new machine" but then say "I am putting XP on a computer on a older computer that has had its hard drive wiped out"...which is it?

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BIOS settings must be checked !

by NaGaZaKi In reply to keyboard-stops-during-xp- ...

Make sure that USB Keyboard support is ON in the BIOS (which isn't by default on many mainboards ..).

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