Keyboard will not work... Please Help!

By moneymark
Mar 21, 2008
  1. Hi, I'm new to the forum and any help would be greatly appreciated.

    My PS2 keyboard suddenly stopped working, but the mouse is fine. I tried countless ways to correct it, checked connections, swapped the mouse over, bought a new keyboard, reinstalled drivers and so on but still won't work. I have also tried a USB keyboard but nothing...

    I decided to do a complete reinstall of XP, however am now stuck midway as I can't complete the instal without a keyboard.

    The keyboard will work in the BIOS mode, but once windows starts it won't respond, no lights, no nothing. If I unplug the keyboard and boot, it says no keyboard connected so reconnect and it sees it...

    Could anyone advise what to try and and do next as I am at a loss.

    Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated, I desperate to get this fixed...

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    This is a desktop PC? USB keyboard doesn't work, PS2 keyboard doesn't work? How did you reinstall drivers without a keyboard? Something is fishy here
  3. moneymark

    moneymark TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yes it is a desktop,

    I was able to re-install the drivers using the mouse which still works fine.

    When this did not resolve the problem I went for a full re-install.
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Bad motherboard?
  5. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,266   +92

    I wouldn't think it's a bad motherboard if it works prior to the Windows environment.
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Now Windows won't complete the install (keyboard fails to function). I have seen this using USB keyboards but not with PS2 keyboards
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