When install Windows XP Keyboard not responding

By dilinic ·
When I install Xp, that CD had problems and finally give error massages. but can work with windows. Keybord also correctlly work. but Now I tried to format and install Xp. This time when came partisioning selection stage keybord not responding. Therefore I can't intall. I remove battery and resat bios. but problem same. Then hard remove and format using another machine. Then try again to install XP. But problem also still happen. when come to partisioning selection stage keyboard not respondiing. What want to do?

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See if this will help

by Jacky Howe In reply to When install Windows XP K ...

If it's the keyboard you might be able to fix it by raising it 4"-6" from a flat surface, turning it over so that the Keys are facing down and letting it go.
If it is PS2 and it is not working when you try a known good keyboard it is probably the PS2 port on the motherboard that is at fault. Try using a USB keyboard.
You could check the BIOS settings: Switch on USB keyboard and mouse support if it isn't enabled.
I would turn off the Power to the PC and remove the Power cable (cord) from the PSU (Power Supply Unit). Turn off the Monitor and remove the lead to the Video Card on the back of the PC. Remove the cover from the PC and ground yourself by placing the back of your hand on the Power Supply Unit and not moving your feet. By not taking this precaution it is possible that you could inadvertantly cause damage to the PC from an electrostatic discharge.
Clean the golden edge of each memory stick with a soft rubber/eraser, remembering not to touch the golden edge of the memory stick. Put it back together and see if it works.
Check the memory.
You can test the memory by running Windows Memory Diagnostic that can be downloaded from If memory problems are found, try re-seating the RAM. If it doesn't work, replace the defective RAM.
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Well assuming that you are using a USB Keyboard

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to When install Windows XP K ...

You need to install the USB Drivers so use a product like nLite to Slipstream the XP installer Disc along with the USB Drivers.

Just make sure that you read the Guides part of nLite's Web Site so you know how to use nLite.

If you are using a PS2 Keyboard and have this problem you can do the same thing here with nLite and use it to include the PS2 Keyboard Drivers with the XP install Disc.


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hard drive?

by balge In reply to When install Windows XP K ...

so the keyboard works until you try to partition the hard drive...
are you sure the HD is good?
could try a live cd to test in place, Spinrite is good UBCD4Win is good too
Possibility your XP disc is no good, they really dont last very long in my experience I burn copies and use them for boots etc

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re: When install Windows XP Keyboard not responding

by linpauk In reply to When install Windows XP K ...

For me was the same problem. I have a Logitech keyboard and mouse (internet 1500 laser Cordless Desktop).I did the reset of bios too. But the problem stayed. When I've unpluged all the cables except of monitor and keyboard.At early atempts of install I have't removed cables (internet,printer usb cable, ups usb cable, aver TV volar). so after remove of these cables the keyboard started to work and install was normal.I think it was conflict with to many usb connection.
Sorry for my English.

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