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davew9999

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Is it possible to get a USB keyboard to work during POST? If i want to enter the BIOS setup I have to plug in my PS2 keyboard as my USB keyboard doesn't turn on until Windows has loaded.

Any help will be appriciated!
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Try this.
Edit: Link posted twice.

Edited by Pi rules, 06 October 2005 - 12:16 PM.

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Is it possible to get a USB keyboard to work during POST? If i want to enter the BIOS setup I have to plug in my PS2 keyboard as my USB keyboard doesn't turn on until Windows has loaded.

Any help will be appriciated!

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Yes, enter your bios with the ps/2 keyboard plugged in. Then find the option to enable usb legacy support. Save the settings and turn off your computer. Plug in your usb keyboard, turn on your computer and see if you can enter the bios using it.

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i couldn't find "UBS Legacy Support" but i did enable something that said "USB Keyboard Support" but it still doesn't work.

I have a Microsoft keyboard with fingerprint reader. Also its plugged into a PCI USB expansion card if this could have something to do with it not working?
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Yes, the bios doesn't read PCI cards, only windows does. Plug it into a normal usb plug located on the back (or front if there are any) of your computer.

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Ahhh all works well now, thank you very much!
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Yes, the bios doesn't read PCI cards, only windows does.  Plug it into a normal usb plug located on the back (or front if there are any) of your computer.

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Glad I could help! :tazz:

And to clarify my above statement. the bios does READ PCI cards, but doesn't know how to use them, which is why you need software installed in Windows (aka Drivers) for them to work properly in Windows.

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