Boot from CD keyboard Issue

Microsoft Windows xp professional w/serv...
June 14, 2010 at 06:03:29
Specs: Windows XP, Not sure
I followed all instructions on how to boot from CD up till the press any key to boot prompt
The keyobard will work in BIOS setup where I changed the order of booting priortity so the CD would boot first (That was the easy part)

But when I recive the press any key to boot from CD the keyboard will not work. I have tried nearly all or all my keys on the keyboard. And nothing works.

I use Logitech wireless keyboard.

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June 14, 2010 at 06:19:41
You may need to switch to a wired model, preferably a PS/2 type if available.

There is an option in the BIOS to enable legacy USB support. That option MAY allow your wireless keyboard to work. At any rate it should allow a wired USB keyboard to work in the pre-Windows screens.

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June 14, 2010 at 09:12:49
"...As long as I live...I will not...ever...understand why people use wireless KBs and/or mice...." - Me.

Just another stupid saying...

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June 14, 2010 at 09:30:33
That was the most useful anwser I have seen so far. (OtherHill)

My computer does not have a plug for PS/2

So where can you enable usb support in BIOS?

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June 14, 2010 at 09:47:33
If you don't have a PS/2 port then the original keyboard that came with the computer (wired USB) should function in the BIOS and POST screens. If it doesn't you have no method to gain entry to the BIOS screens.

Keep in mind that it may be possible for a third party USB to work in those screens too. The only way to know is to try.

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