Missing ps/2 keyboard

October 22, 2009 at 15:20:07
Specs: Windows XP
Win XP. in control panel- keyboard properties hardware I have no ps/2 listed so my keyboard will not work (i do not have win xp disc)

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October 22, 2009 at 16:06:24
No additional drivers are needed for a PS/2 keyboard unless special features are needed.

Do you have the keyboard connected directly to the purple PS/2 port?

Did you connect the keyboard while under power?

Look in Device manager to see if the keyboard is listed there.

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October 22, 2009 at 16:10:26
keyboard should be listed as Standard 101/102 keyboard in the hardware tab of Keyboad in control panel

being ps/2 the keyboard MUST be plugged in prior to turning the computer on.

keyboard driver, if deleted, should automatically load.

I suspect you either did not have the keyboard plugged in before bootup or the keyboard is defective.

Try a different ps/2 keyboard.

BTW you may wish to review online/web etiquette. Typing in caps is LOUD and considered to be very RUDE.

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October 22, 2009 at 16:12:35
started up with keyboard in purple ps/2 port, but no keyboard listed in device manager , keyboard does work (have try it on another pc)

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October 22, 2009 at 16:24:21
Then the port may be burned out. If you have a PS/2 mouse port try the keyboard in there.

Did this problem just occur or don't you know the history?

Also, see if the keyboard works in the POST screens prior to booting into Windows. Try to enter the BIOS (setup) screens using the keyboard.

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October 22, 2009 at 16:34:00
have just got pc from ebay dealer, but to much trouble and cost to send back, was hoping for a quick fix .Have used 2 ps/2 keyboards (which worked on another pc) and a usb keyboard.Is the problem due to there being no keyboard listed in device manager
I can not get into safe mode but keyboard does flash two lights for a few seconds

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October 22, 2009 at 16:46:22
start by going into the bios and making sure the ps/2 port is enabled

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November 4, 2009 at 14:59:10
Hi i'm also experiencing the same problems with my ps/2 keyboard. It still works but something's keeping it from working.

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November 4, 2009 at 15:36:30
Please post your own thread with the specifics of what doesn't work and what you have tried. Thanks

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