XP Doesn't Recognize PS2 Keyboard - Bios Does

October 27, 2010 at 18:37:57
Specs: Windows XP SP2
I have a similar situation.

-I have a custom PC keyboard emulator that plugs into the PS2 port and have used it with various PCs.

-Just got a new motherboard.

-Now on this new PC setup with a the new motherboard, the PC keyboard emulator works in BIOS but fails to function once windows XP boots up.

-Driver in windows (under Device mgr) appears to be the same on both PC setups with the exact same version of driver.

-Basically with one motherboard PC keyboard emulator works in bios and once windows boots. In the newer setup, PC keyboard emulator works in bios but stops functioning once XP boots.

HELP!!!!

P.S. I have Halt on errors off in both setups.

I also notice the BIOS settings are the same in the 2 machines but there is a different motherboard maker.

Somehow this issue is related to how XP interacts with the motherboard.

Anyone have an idea?

Respectfully in your debt,

Chris Iannello


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#1
October 27, 2010 at 21:23:53
Boot to a live cd or even dos floppy or some other os to see. I suspect some odd issue with the xp install. Could un-install the keyboard in device manager too and reboot. Ought to fix it.

Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?


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#2
October 28, 2010 at 04:39:21
Thx Jefro...Dont have a floppy on this machine...any suggestions on how to come by another OS without shelling out hundreds?

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#3
October 28, 2010 at 13:29:04
Free to use, open source OS's are on the web and not illegal.

See distrowatch.com. Most of the top 30 have a live cd. Many are live and don't say it. You download the iso and use a burning app to burn iso to disk. Then boot using the cd/dvd.

For a maybe out of date or at least to me confusing list see this too. http://www.livecdlist.com/

One can also make live usb flash drives but that may be the second step after trying live cd's.

I personally like the new debian 506 live dvd. It is one of the current best. See also ubuntu, fedora, mint and many more for good live cd's.

Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?


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