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Usb Keyboard Can Not Enter Safe Mode (keyboard Wont Work)

By dopefisher
Mar 11, 2005
  1. hi all. i have a compag white internet keyboard, older model, and it works fine in bios and any other time, but when trying to hit F8 to enter the windows startup options it doesnt work. ive tried enabling usb legacy device support in bios but it didnt seem to help. this keyboard doesnt need drivers to work, so i dont think its that. and my old keyboard could do it. any ideas??
     
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 8,165

    Use a PS/2 keyboard instead.
     
  3. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    Can you still get into real Windows?

    If yes, then you can use msconfig to add the /safeboot option to boot.ini. Or just use notepad to do it.
     
  4. dopefisher

    dopefisher TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 540

    hey thx for your /safeboot help nodsu. :angel: i threw out my old ps/2.
     
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