Solved Computer wont boot from my cd

April 11, 2012 at 08:54:05
Specs: Windows XP
Ok, i am trying to format my computer but when it comes to press any key to continue,
the keyboard its just automatically disabled from the computer so i cannot press any key.
Then the keyboard is turned on automatically.
I can go to BIOS and my selected boot option is from CD

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#1
April 11, 2012 at 08:55:03
Do you use a PS/2 or USB keyboard?

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#2
April 11, 2012 at 09:13:56
a usb keyboard

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#3
April 11, 2012 at 13:09:51
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As far as i am concerned you need to use a PS/2 keyboard during the setup, so that`s your problem.

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#4
April 11, 2012 at 13:35:39
A wireless keyboard may NOT work properly with the CD., or not work at all with the CD.

Other than that....

If the keyboard works to get in the bios Setup, whether is is PS/2 or USB connected doesn't matter, the keyboard should work fine with the Windows CD when you see the line displayed to press any key to boot from it.

(NOTE that you will NOT see "Press any key to boot from CD" or similar while booting
- unless the bios is set to boot from a CD drive or similar before any hard drive or bootable network adapter - it usually does NOT have to be listed first in the Boot Order or similar list otherwise
- or - unless you press a key to select a boot device while booting the computer and select a CD drive or similar.

If either of those is done correctly, or if both of those are done correctly, you will NOT see the line if the bios detects no bootable partition on the hard dive - e.g. the bootable Windows CD will load automatically. )
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If this is a desktop computer, make sure the corded keyboard's plug is all the way into it's port BEFORE you boot the computer from the CD.

If that doesn't help, it's very common for a corded keyboard ( or mouse) to develop broken wires inside the cord, after the keyboard (or mouse) has been used a lot, or at any time if the cord has been yanked on, either near where it enters the keyboard (or mouse), or near it's plug. In that case, when a wire is broken but it's insulation is still intact, the keyboard often works fine when the cord is in a certain position where the problem is, does NOT work fine when it's in another position.

If in doubt about the keyboard, try another keyboard
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If this is a laptop or netbook computer, the keyboard is relatively fragile - if in doubt about it's built in keyboard, use a USB or PS/2 connected keyboard.


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#5
April 13, 2012 at 11:44:19
ok thnx guys, i think the problem was with keyboard thing.
the PS/2 works

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#6
April 13, 2012 at 12:38:03
Glad you sorted it out.

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