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Keyboard not being detected

By mommie27 ·
I removed my battery out of my motherboard to reset my default settings but now my keyboard is not being detected. I have a USB keyboard and it won't work. I plugged in a PS-2 keyboard and that will only let me get to the setup menu. When I plug in the USB keyboard and restart the computer, it has a error message "keyboard error or no keyboard detected". Help! Thanks for all input in advance.

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Below is a link...

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to Keyboard not being detect ...

to a Phoenix BIOS users guide. While your BIOS (setup utility) may not be Phoenix, most BIOSes perform the same functions. Read through this carefully as you explore your own BIOS. Terminology will be similar.

You probably need to enable USB keyboard support.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/3e8fqe

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Just to add

by Jacky Howe In reply to Keyboard not being detect ...

Reconnect the PS2 Keyboard and check the BIOS settings if you are able: Switch on USB keyboard and mouse support if it isn't enabled.

Common BIOS entry Keys
F1
F2
DEL
ESC
F10
A user will know when to press this key when they see a message similar to the below example as the computer is booting. Some older computers may also display a flashing block to indicate when to press the F1 or F2 keys.

Press <F2> to enter BIOS setup

Tip: Hold a Key down, this will cause a stuck key error, which may allow you to enter the BIOS setup.

So my suggestion has worked, you could have posted to the original question.

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Thanks True Blue...

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to Just to add

I have a terrible tendency to forget to include certain details.

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No Probs :)

by Jacky Howe In reply to Thanks True Blue...

most of my edits are to add the links which I forget to add. The OP has another post that we were helping on.

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Yeah, I saw that.

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to No Probs :)

Looked like you were doing a pretty good job of it, too.
Once she stated she could get into setup, she was at my level.

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Ha Ha Ha good one

by Jacky Howe In reply to Yeah, I saw that.

I like that that response.

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Thanks

by mommie27 In reply to Just to add

I tried to post to the original question but this site wouldn't let me. It said that I reached my maximum limit. I'm new to this site so I didn't know how to go around that. It was easier to post a new question. But I appreciate all of your help.

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Thats OK

by Jacky Howe In reply to Thanks

have you solved the problem.

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I think you now have a solution

by nepenthe0 In reply to Keyboard not being detect ...

True Blue and I simultaneously offered you the solution to your computer crash. You must have a PS-2 keyboard to run the Windows recovery CD.

Now that you have a PS-2 keyboard, reinstall Windows. Obviously you will have to reinstall all your applications and reconfigure your settings, but you will have a functional computer back.

Rick/Portland, OR

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Thanks

by mommie27 In reply to I think you now have a so ...

Thanks for your help.

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