Keyboard will not work... Please Help!

By moneymark ยท 5 replies
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: 5,333   +101

    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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