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my computer does not recognise plug in keyboard - states keyboard

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my computer does not recognise plug in keyboard - states keyboard error or no keyboard present have tried all usb ports without success - this is a new keyboard as my old pin connected keyboard no longer works due to a broken cable on connection
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Microsoft
Expert:  Richard replied 3 years ago.
Thank you for your question, my name is Richard.

Can you tell me please which version of windows you are running?

And what is the make and model of the Keyboard?

Thank you

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

unable to access computer to verify version without keyboard


 


Keyboard - logitech k120


 

Expert:  Richard replied 3 years ago.
Thanks

You are getting this error then as soon as the computer starts correct?

What is the make and model of the computer please Stuart?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.


Yes at start-up


 


Where do I find make & model on this box

Expert:  Richard replied 3 years ago.
Depends on the computer

do you at least see a brand name on it?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.


drvupdate.com


 


DVD dula double layer


 


16X


 


Only Serial no on back

Expert:  Richard replied 3 years ago.
ok it is custom made, but I know the problem.

The bios is setup to only accept a Keyboard via the PS2 plug, and not USB

What you need to do is connect a PS2 keyboard again, and as the computer starts, keep tapping F2 or f10 to enter the BIOS of the computer (it will say this on startup to press a key to enter setup).

Once you have, you set the Keyboard for USB, not PS2 and the computer will then know to check the USB port for the keyboard.

Right now it is only looking at the PS2 port, and this is why it will not detect a keyboard.

Once you set it to USB, it will then work correctly on a USB keyboard.

If you have any difficulties at all, please do not hesitate to let me know so I can assist you further

Thank you
Customer: replied 3 years ago.


If i had a PS2 keyboard I would not have any problem ?


 


The PS2 connection has an adaptor connection with a usb point , I have plugged into this and no response tapping F1/ F2 / F10 or DEL as requested by computer to continue setup

Expert:  Richard replied 3 years ago.
Correct, with PS2, no problem, as this is what the computer is actually meant for.

the adapters wont work at this stage, only when windows has started.

You need a direct connection with a PS2 keyboard

Can you use one there please?

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

NO - I purchasd a new keyboard and I did not realise that the connection would make any difference, I will have to Purchase the old type (PS2) if they are available ?


 


Once purchased - problem solved


 


Just me cost me £42 for what my hardware supplier should have informed


me when purchasing new keyboard


 


 


Thanks Anyway

Expert:  Richard replied 3 years ago.
Here is one for $8 Stuart

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If you would like any additional information or assistance, please do not hesitate to let me know.

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Thank you

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