Keyboard doesn't work with a new Dell

Microsoft Windows 7 home premium
July 9, 2010 at 22:50:52
Specs: Windows 7 Home Premium, 8GB
I recently got myself a new Dell Studio XPS 8100 desktop. For some reason each manufacturer of computers these days tends to come up with their own design of a keyboard and I got so used to my old keyboard that I just can't type on this new one. My old keyboard has the round PS/2 plug-in. I found a converter from PS/2 to USB but when I plug it into this new Dell the BIOS gives me this error: "Keyboard failure. Press F2 to enter BIOS..." :) You mean, press F2 on the keyboard that just failed? Does anyone have any idea how to make it work because I'd be really stuck without my old keys :)

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July 10, 2010 at 04:35:17
Put the new keyboard back in and that will allow you to use the keyboard to enter the bios. Look in the bios for a feature that will allow you to use ps2. If you see it, enable it. It may not be a bios setting though. Those adapters don't always work.

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July 10, 2010 at 12:12:43
Thanks. I tried it. The only option related to my issue is Advanced BIOS Features -> USB Device Setting -> USB Controller and then Enabled/Disabled. If it's set as Enabled, then there's a line below that says, "USB Operation Mode: High Speed" that I cannot change directly.

Are there different types of PS/2 to USB converters? Can you point to one that may work?

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