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KO'd by the KVM switch


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mpiotro

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I have an IO Gear KVM Switch (PS2) which I am attempting to connect to 2 pcs. One pc has PS2 ports with Windows 2000 O/S, and the other PC is a newer Dell running XP with no PS2 ports, just usb. I do have a dynex PS2 to USB adaptor, so everything is connecting, but I am not able to get the USB Dell working. Specifically, the problem is the keyboard, the mouse is working fine. I have a suspicion that there is a setting somewhere in XP that I need to change...any ideas?
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Will the keyboard work (with KVM) when you first boot so that you can get into the BIOS? If not, the problem is before Windows starts and not a Windows issue. Reconnect the keyboard directly and check BIOS settings. Post the BIOS type and version here if you'd like and someone can find what settings might do it. Or you could just Google with your BIOS info and see what you get.
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Thanks for the reply....The keyboard (via the KVM switch) will not work when booting up. Whenenver I hit F2 (startup) or F12(boot), the operating system restarts. If I keep hitting F2 or F12 (when prompted), the PC will keep on restarting. Weird, it seems to "recognize" a key stroke, but does not carry out the command for the keystroke.
Of course, when a keyboard is plugged in directly, I am able to access the setup. The bios is version 2.1.0. I'm not sure how I can post all of the settings from it. I did notice something called "fast boot" was set to On, not sure if this has any impact. Any other suggestions??

-Mike
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I was checking some BIOS settings today and noticed that there were settings for "allow usb keyboard". I believe it was under advanced/peripherals or PCI.
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