Keyboard not working on Start-Up - UH OH!

November 8, 2010 at 20:41:00
Specs: Windows Vista
Though it used to work fine, the last few weeks I have noticed that on start up, in BIOS, the keyboard will not work, at least until Windows 7 has booted.

This hasn't really caused a problem until today, when on booting up, my PC came up with the message;

Windows Resume Loader

The last attempt to resume the system from it's previous location failed. Attempt to resume again? (Use the arrow keys to highlight your choice)

- Continue with system resume
- Delete restoration data and proceed to system boot menu

Well, I wish my PC would take note that though I would love to highlight my choice and hit enter, but my bloody keyboard doesn't work, does it?!

I have tried 3 different USB keyboards (all I have), none of them want to work in this menu. I did note, however, that before coming to this option, it recognises when I hit F12 to go into the boot up menu, though this is also in vain as it won't let me use any keys to actually select anything.

Now I am a bit stuck. Any help?

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November 8, 2010 at 22:28:42
you may have set the bios not to boot usb items, try resetting the bios to default, by pulling and resetting a jumper on the mobo or by pulling the mobo battery for a min or two.

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December 19, 2010 at 04:57:54
I have the same problem, so I unplugged the computer end took the internal battery out for the CMOS to reset. It looks like that part worked, since now the AMI screen is shown saying the CMOS checksum is corrupt and gives me two options:
Press F2 to Run SETUP, or
Press F1 to load default values and continue
However my keyboard still doesn't work, so I'm really no further.
If that doesn't even work then what can I do?
Any thoughts are very welcome.

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December 19, 2010 at 07:18:51
Rather than hijacking another's post, you should have started your own and added a link back to this one or copied the instructions and put them into quotes.
You may have a different problem. You may have your USB keyboard plugged into a hub, front USB port, or a USB port on an expansion card. While the front port will USUALLY work, the ports going through a hub or expansion card will NOT work until the drivers are loaded when windows loads. Try a USB port on the back of your computer that is directly on the motherboard. If that does not help. borrow a keyboard, especially a PS2 keyboard if possible or purchase a cheap one (or a USB/PS2 adapter, but the keyboard is more of a sure thing). Note not all wireless keyboards will work before windows boots up, so always keep a hard wired one put away somewhere.

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December 19, 2010 at 07:46:36
I was not trying to hijack your post. Based on the description the issues sounds identical. My keyboard is attached directly without hub or other things. The only difference might be that I don't have a PS2 port and therefore can't try non-USB keyboards.
I also thought your thread could be brought back to live as it appears dead.

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December 19, 2010 at 15:28:21
Was not my post but it is always best to post a fresh question in a fresh post as many may ignore it because they consider it "bad manners".

Try borrowing a keyboard

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