Ps2 port damaged and can't usb keyboard not working before b

May 20, 2018 at 13:14:11
Specs: Windows 7, Dual core ram 1gb
Hello
My ps2 port is damaged and i want install a fresh copy of windows however my usb keyboard won't work before windows intailization so i can't press any key to boot from cd neither can i enter bios setup pressing f2 . I have tried to reset bios by removing the cmos battery and placing it back again. I also tried to find a reset button on my motherboard with no luck.I tried to change the keyboard's usb port with no luck also. I removed all other usb devices except for the keyboard and mouse and still no luck. I am able to start windows normally and the keyboard will work properly then. Is their any other way I can install my fresh copy of windows like maybe while in windows go to bios screen or restart straight to cd booting?

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#1
May 20, 2018 at 17:06:10
If this is a desktop system then possibly the USB ports on the back “may” work regardless- at least one or two of them. Have you tried them all?

What make/model is the computer?


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#2
May 20, 2018 at 17:42:29
Yes I have treid them all. I have a dell computer with an intel 7700 chipset (not sure about the number it is old and weary) I got about 14 years ago.

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#3
May 20, 2018 at 20:32:19
When you reset the BIOS, you probably disabled legacy USB, which means the USB keyboard won't work until the Windows drivers load. What is wrong with the PS/2 port? And why do you want to reinstall Windows?

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#4
May 20, 2018 at 22:09:11
Incidentally... are you sure the ps2 port is gepunkt, duff, faulty? Have you tested with another known good keyboard?

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#5
May 21, 2018 at 06:12:19
I treid 3 different ps2 keyboards that were working on another computers and non of them worked not before nor after windows initialization. So I concluded the port is damaged if you think there's a fix to this please tell me about it.
I am reinstalling windows because its been like more than 10 years since i last did it and my computer has became so laggy with lots of viruses ...

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#6
May 21, 2018 at 16:24:25
"I am reinstalling windows because its been like more than 10 years since i last did it and my computer has became so laggy with lots of viruses"
Best way, make sure you delete all the partitions during the install.
Keep hitting Delete, until Format is greyed out.
Only have the drive with Windows on, connected during the install.

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#7
May 21, 2018 at 18:11:43
Thanks for the tip

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#8
May 22, 2018 at 06:04:31
Win7 hasn't been around for 10 years yet. You could try removing the viruses and/or malware. Johnw can walk you thru the procedures.

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