Keyboard shows no power when connected to pc....

December 23, 2016 at 05:42:45
Specs: Windows xp...and 7
I had a computer running win 7 and everything worked fine...then due to some reason, i have to format it. Then i installed win xp.....by connecting harddisk to another pc...and when i tried rebooting, the keyboard wouldn't show ....the light and cant enter anything. I tried connecting same keyboard to my andriod using OTG cable and it worked but doesnot even show numlock power.....the light lights at first, then cant turn it off....tried new keyboard, same problem....

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#1
December 23, 2016 at 05:56:46
"Then i installed win xp.....by connecting harddisk to another pc...and when i tried rebooting, the keyboard wouldn't show ....the light and cant enter anything."

Not really surprising. You can't install XP on one computer, move the hard disk to another computer, and just expect it to work. Do the install on the computer that you want the OS to run on.


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#2
December 23, 2016 at 06:56:20
Yes, the install has to match the hardware. It will be unable to make sense of it.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#3
December 23, 2016 at 19:16:50
Yeah the OS won't work but the keyboard ought to. You should at least be able to enter bios setup the same way as before. If you're using a USB keyboard and have PS/2 ports use a PS/2 keyboard.

If that doesn't help, disconnect the hard drive you had previously removed and reinstalled and try booting up. See if you can get into bios setup.

It's possible that whatever motivated you to reformat and install xp was a hardware and not a software problem. Or you may have jacked something up while inside the case.


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#4
December 24, 2016 at 00:00:25
I would re-install Windows first in the proper manner (ie on the same PC you want to run it on).

Then see if keyboard problem remains.

It's a mystery why you didn't install Windows directly on the PC in the first place, why install it on one PC just to move it to another one?

That's plum crazy.

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#5
December 24, 2016 at 06:33:26
Also, why would you downgrade from Win7 to WinXP? As long as you have a legal product key, you can download the Win7 ISO for free, create the installation DVD, then use your key for the re-install.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-in/sof...

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