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Can't run BIOS my keyboard don't work when i start in MS-DOS

By ivkina
Dec 12, 2005
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  1. Can't run BIOS my tastatur don't work when i start in MS-DOS

    Can't run BIOS my tastatur don't work when i start in MS-DOS

    Please if somebody knows what may be the problem to reply me

    Thanks
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    Is it an USB keyboard? If yes, then you have to enable the support for it in BIOS.
  3. ivkina

    ivkina TS Rookie Topic Starter

    how to enable

    yes it is usb keybord but how to enable the support in bios i can't run bios???
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    You have to borrow a PS/2 keyboard from someone. No other way really.
  5. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,896

    or buy a chaepo PS\2 keyboard.

    I work on alot of machines that is why I always keep a cheapo 10.00 PS\2 keyboard on hand.
  6. patio

    patio TS Maniac Posts: 700

    USB drivers don't load until the OS is loading...BIOS is pre-OS therefore no keyboard.
    Everyone should have a PS2 keyboard handy for just this reason.
    !0 bucks and you should be good to go...
  7. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    Another useless and wrong post by patio..

    Most BIOSes on USB-capable computers also have USB keyboard support. It's just not the default sometimes :p
  8. patio

    patio TS Maniac Posts: 700

    That's interesting...i've seen 3 machines this month that all had USB ports and no USB keyboard support in the BIOS.
  9. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

    It could be the default. Try reseting the BIOS (turn the power off completely, remove BIOS battery for a couple of seconds or reset it with a jumper).
  10. barfarf

    barfarf TS Rookie Posts: 28

    PS/2 to USB adapter

    Instead of buying an old school PS/2 keyboard you can get a PS/2 to USB adapter. PS/2 to USB adapter

    Good luck.

    chris puke:
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