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robqx4

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I received this Sony Vaio PCV-V200G (All-in-One) PC to fix.
The O/S "XP Home" had crashed and the owner stated that he couldn't get to the recovery partition to fix it so he just wanted it re-installed another way.
Well here comes my problem............
I stick in my "XP Home Edition" CD and proceed to re-install and when I get to
the "Press Enter" to install part the keyboard doesn't work. I tried three!! USB connection "ONLY" no PS2's!!
He never gave me the original "wireless" keyboard that comes with this system
so I'm using 3 spares I have lying around.
By the way, I come to find out the original O/S & "C" drive had been deleted or formated
before I got the system to fix.
Anyway, I need to find out if anyone knows how to get this or any other keyboards
to work????????
I really need to get this system fixed bad and fast!!

Thanks,

Robqx4
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Neil Jones

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Reset the CMOS (either move a jumper or take out the battery), as most systems that are devoid of PS/2 ports have an option in the BIOS entitled "USB Keyboard Support". As you can probably guess, turning this off is a receipe for disaster and it's shocking to think that Sony probably tell a lot of people that their systems are permantely broken for want of a simple BIOS setting.

In most cases resetting the CMOS loads the default settings which is usually "USB Keyboard Support: Enabled", amongst other things :whistling:
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robqx4

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Thanks Neil,

Now why didn't I think of that...You da man!!
I'll give it a shot and let you know what happens!

Thanks again!!
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