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gateway astro win/98 help with keyboard

By darthfuzzie ·
I have a 1999 gateway astro pc and i have lost the keyboard and the mouse. I have tried to use ps/2 adpt and still i cannot get it to work i am trying to use my dell 2004 key board i dont know if that is a problem or not? The gate way only has USB ports and I am a student a ITT. This is the first time I have asked this question to if you can help i would be very thankful of any support. KEVIN.

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by Blackcurrant In reply to gateway astro win/98 help ...


Have you tried connecting a new USB keyboard and mouse?

I had to do this on a Win98SE machine about a month ago and had no problems. The machine auto-detected the keyboard on startup which allowed me to logon, then it autodetected the mouse. I asked it to go to WindowsUpdate to check for the latest drivers - no problems at all.

Good luck

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by jmaggio In reply to gateway astro win/98 help ...

I have the same issue. I was given a Gateway astro without keyboard or mouse. If I plug in a keyboard and mouse, once windows 98 loads it tries to load drivers for them. Unfortunately neither the keyboard or mouse works.

If I boot up into safe mode the mouse and keyboard work fine, but i can not load drivers.

This PC will work fine in my class as a a standalone workstation running some science games I have, but first i need to get the basics working. Any suggestions?

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