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Windows 7: Keyboard won't work until OS Win 7 is fully up and running

08 Feb 2012   #1
Henry140985

64 bit - Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Keyboard won't work until OS Win 7 is fully up and running

Anyone know of a fix for this problem?

I can use my keyboard in my OS fine but trying to go into safe boot or Bios is not possible because the keyboard is not showing up.

Really would love some help so if someone with a similar issue in the past could please help that would be great.


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08 Feb 2012   #2
Infinite

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
 
 

Is the keyboard faulty?
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08 Feb 2012   #3
Henry140985

64 bit - Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Don't think..... because I am using it now

Really am clueless so if you know a fix I would be very happy.
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08 Feb 2012   #4
Infinite

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
 
 

You must be able to enter the BIOS as the option is there, are you using the correct Hotkey?
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08 Feb 2012   #5
Qdos

 

Most BIOS builds include the option to support a USB Keyboard.

Plug in a PS/2 keyboard temporarily and explore the BIOS and change this setting so that you can use a USB keyboard with the BIOS, that will solve the issue :)
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08 Feb 2012   #6
Henry140985

64 bit - Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

So I need to buy a PS2 Keyboard?

I can borrow one from work maybe... best ask before I take

Any other possibles? I did rest the Bios last week if I remember correct. So the PS2 must be the standard setting then? School boy error....

Any other way to access without the need to get a PS2 Keyboard?

Maybe running CMD....?
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08 Feb 2012   #7
Qdos

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Henry140985 View Post
I did rest the Bios last week if I remember correct. So the PS2 must be the standard setting then?
That's your answer then. No way I know of except with a PS/2 KB I'm afraid...
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08 Feb 2012   #8
Henry140985

64 bit - Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Opppps, my bad....

I best try source one from work

Will a mini adapter work? You know them tiny green ones?
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08 Feb 2012   #9
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

First, did you unplug and replug in your keyboard?

You can try a nutty solution. Turn on your pc. While booting, unplug it. Next time your turn it on, it might say your Windows session did not end correctly at the safe mode screen. Not optimal solution, but an idea.

I still would try a new keyboard.
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08 Feb 2012   #10
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Okay, I've got it. Type msconfig, and select boot tab. Check the safe mode box. Reboot. Remember to uncheck this the next time.
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