keyboard not working for recovery CDs

September 29, 2010 at 15:19:33
Specs: Windows Vista
when i turn on my computer it say my system 32 file is corrupt. so i put in my recovery CD. When it said "press 'f' to continue" i pressed f and nothing happened. I tried the PC Doctor CD and when it said to press the space bar, I did, and still nothing. I don't have the money to take it to somebody to get it fixed, how can I get the keyboard to work so I can fix my computer?

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#1
September 29, 2010 at 16:04:40
If you have a USB keyboard try a PS2 one.

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#2
September 29, 2010 at 16:34:39
is PS2 the one that plugs into the back and the port is color coordinated? that's the kind we have. i even tried to switch it out with a different one. that didn't help either.

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#3
September 29, 2010 at 17:23:26
can you use the keyboard to enter the bios?

larry


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#4
September 29, 2010 at 18:17:23
i can't type with some keys

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#5
September 30, 2010 at 05:41:38
Sounds like your PS/2 keyboard may be defective then. Note, PS/2 devices are NOT hot swappable. You shouldn't connect or remove them while under power.


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#6
September 30, 2010 at 09:20:56
do you mean when your first starting it up and you press F10 or F2 and it takes you to a different screen? because that doesn't work either. the keyboard lights flash once while it's initially starting but after that, nothing

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#7
September 30, 2010 at 09:39:53
Are you using some type of adapter on the keyboard? Possibly USB to PS/2?

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#8
September 30, 2010 at 10:05:05
no. no adapter.

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#9
September 30, 2010 at 14:01:37
Do you have the keyboard connected to the Purple port? If some of the keys don't work then you need to get a different keyboard.

As mentioned above PS/2 ports are not hot swappable. Did you connect it while the computer was running?

Try shutting down for at least 20 seconds and then restart. That allows the RAM to dump.

If you have a green PS/2 port you could try using it for the keyboard. It may or may not work.

You need to be quick about tapping the required key or the computer may just skip over that option.


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