USB Keyboard(s) not working even with ps2 adr

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August 5, 2009 at 06:16:51
Specs: Vista HP
I have a newly built custom system with Vista home
premium, brand new Razer peripherals.

We had a power outtage, the keyboard will not even
power on now unless I use the ps2 port. When plugged
into the ps2 port, all lights come on etc, but it does not
work.

Windows will not load in normal mode either. I need
to have it start in safe mode, but I cannot select it
without the keyboard.

I have tried two USB keyboards in each of the 12 ports.
No go. I have tried 2 different USB keyboards with the
ps2 adapter, they light up but do not function.

I cannot get into BIOS or start in safe mode. Windows
will not load normally due to abupt power outtage I
assume.

Any ideas on how to get around this?


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#1
August 5, 2009 at 06:44:23
Use a PS2 keyboard

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#2
August 5, 2009 at 06:52:39
Are you connecting the PS/2 keyboard BEFORE you turn on the computer? PS/2 hardware is NOT hot swappable.

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#3
August 5, 2009 at 07:01:41
Yes, everything is plugged up when I turn it on. I am going to
try a ps2 keyboard w/o the adapter if I can find one.

I don't understand why USB keyboards are even made if they
are USELESS when you really need a keyboard. Guess its a
good idea to keep one of those yellowed old ps2s for times like
this.


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#4
August 5, 2009 at 07:24:08
Do I understand you to say you are using an adapter on the PS/2 keyboard? EXACTLY what are you using? What type is the keyboard and what type of port are you connecting it to?

Are the keyboard and/or mouse wireless?


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#5
August 5, 2009 at 07:41:15
"I don't understand why USB keyboards are even made if they are USELESS when you really need a keyboard"

I don't know why anyone uses a USB keyboard in the 1st place? I realize that there are some that have all sorts of bells & whistles that require USB & I understand it's necessary for wireless keyboards, but in most cases, it's just a waste of a USB port. IMO, if the PS/2 is available, you should use it.


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