f8 doesn't work

By Amigosdefox
Aug 1, 2006
  1. I'm using Windows xp sp 2. I used msconfig to go into safeboot and ticked the minimal with interactive interface option. When I turn on my computer I see the windows logo and then my monitor stops recieving signal from the computer and the its led starts blinking. I tried to use f8 to go into boot options but because my keyboard is wireless windows doesn't seem to recognize it before it has fully loaded up. I tried to force safeboot by switching my computer off as windows was starting up but even though the menu to startup windows appears I can't choose to go into safe boot because my keyboard doesn't work and the timer runs out and windows starts the default option which is normal boot which in this case is modified to minimal interface and then the same thing happens. Is there a way to go into a graphical interface without having to connect a wired keyboard?
  2. blue_dragon

    blue_dragon TS Rookie Posts: 190

    saludos compa

    you need to use a ps/2 keyboard, usb takes a while to recognize :)
  3. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    Maybe there's a setting for enabling USB keyboard in your BIOS.
  4. Amigosdefox

    Amigosdefox TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 99   +10

    Thanks, it turns out there was a way to enable usb keyboard in the bios. Everything ok now.
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