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USB/PS2 Problem

By M_Jones
Jul 15, 2007
  1. I have Ubuntu installed on our media machine but I want to revert back to Windows XP. Anyway I have always had a problem with installing stuff on this machine because it only has USB slots and no PS/2 slots for my mouse and keyboard.

    So my question is that how on earth am I going to get around this because I can't press enter at the right time to initiate the XP CD and can't install it.

    Any ideas?

    Martin
     
  2. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,415

    Most BIOS's have an allow the use of a USB keyboard, XP will I think load drivers during setup allowing you to use it to setup XP at the GUI section.

    Regards
     
  3. M_Jones

    M_Jones TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 52

    Ah, but I cant even access the setup..
     
  4. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,415

    You need to access the BIOS to set it up,

    You cant access the BIOS as there is no PS2 port

    Catch 22

    Im out of ideas

    So how was it loaded to start with
    Regards
     
  5. M_Jones

    M_Jones TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 52

    Well, it was Windows but we switched to Ubuntu which has a Live CD so automatically loaded. Its a stupid design flaw which I cant seem to get past.
     
  6. almcneil

    almcneil TS Guru Posts: 1,277

    You might want to buy USB keyb and mouse anyway since that's what the machine suports.
     
  7. M_Jones

    M_Jones TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 52

    I am already using one but its wireless so I might try a wired one and see if there is any difference.
     
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