problem is, i cannot get the keyboard to work pre-boot. this means i cannot enter BIOS, i cannot enter windows in safemode, and i cannot navigate between my choices of booting into windows or ubuntu.
after i actually do boot into windows (default choice) or ubuntu (thru the use of an old keyboard on ps2) the keyboard works fine. the keyboard is connected directly to the mobo usb slot with no ps2 reduction, usb hub, usb extention cord, or anything like that.
in BIOS i have:
set the USB2.0 to ENABLE
set the USB Legacy to ENABLE (the very first screen does tell me it already found the "legacy mouse" which is also on usb)
i should probably mention, that my ps2 connector on the mobo is acting up, sometimes it picks up a plugged in keyboard, sometimes it doesnt (and i know i am going to admit to a big taboo, but i took out the mobo and ran the computer like that with me holding the keyboard plug in the ps2 mobo connector tightly together and that works best - problem is i cant put my hand inside the computer to press the connector against the keyboard plug so i had to take out the mobo). when the first screen appears the very last line reads "keyboard error press f4 to continue". i do nothing and the boot continues...
is there anything else i should set in BIOS for it to recognize my USB keyboard so that i can use it before the OS boots completely?