Keyboard freezes on Windows XP install

By philipdkelly
Nov 21, 2011
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  1. Hi guys, am having a problem. Not sure if this is the right section. when I try to install xp from a cd it gets to the windows install page and at this stage the keyboard freezes and wont let me press enter/f8 or anything else. Not sure if its a keyboard issue (but don't think so) or a hardware config issue or a bios issue or something else completely. Thanks in Advance guys
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    This freezing is most likely caused by a USB add-on device or other installed hardware. Strip down the computer hardware. Remove things like USB or modem or wifi cards. It is wise to also use on-board video or sound during a problem OS installs
  3. philipdkelly

    philipdkelly TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for the reply. I'll strip it down and see if that helps solve the issue and come back with a post.

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