USB keyboard not responding on desktop

By Pariah4Bedlam
Feb 26, 2008
  1. Ok so I've had some issues with my desktop for awhile now and pretty much put it in storage until now; giving the repairs another go. So the first issue is that when I turn my computer on it goes to the screen saying there was a bad recovery of the operating system, so I need to select safe mode etc etc normal mode, but my problem is that my keyboard won't respond so I can't select safe mode and it just tries normal and starts over and over. So for now can anyone tell me how to make the keyboard respond when I press the arrow keys.

    (I tried plugging the keyboard into different USB ports and same issue. I wish I had an old school keyboard connector but I dont have that converter for my USB keyboard.)
  2. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,333   +101

    Any settings that might enable you to use your USB keyboard prior to Windows loading are likely in the BIOS, which, you'll need to tap a key to enter :(. Get a PS/2 keyboard or an adapter for the time being.
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