Why Does USB Keyboard not Active

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USB keyboard does not active when the Windows XP is booting.

Whereas, serial port keyboard does activate ever with windows while the windows is booting or the windows is shutting down.

Even F1 or F2 options can not be selected by USB keyboard at booting time of Windows.

Did it only happen with my PC or is it by default.

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Why Does USB Keyboard not Active

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There are some Motherboard manufacturers that even the USB keyboard works on start-up.

That’s one of the major problems of USB keyboard users.

In my case to use the USB keyboard during start-up so that I can go to the BIOS setup.

I created a VMware under t my windows XP operating system, and I installed windows XP on it.

During boot-up on the virtual machine I can use my keyboard to enter the BIOS setup.

The reason why your keyboard is not working is your USB driver for your keyboard was not yet run or initialized.

In order your keyboard to work the driver must be initialized first so that inputs from your keyboard may decode.

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Why Does USB Keyboard not Active

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HI,

USB devices is plug and play device so whether you are using different operating system (WinXP, Windows7, MAC OS,
and Linux) it must recognized by your computer. Since you are using WinXP, your USB keyboard is compatible with your current operating system.

There are things to consider regarding to your concern, please see the details below for your reference:

1. Check your USB keyboard to other computer.

  • This will help you to check if your USB keyboard is defective.

2. Plug your USB keyboard to other USB ports from your computer.

  • This will help you to check if your USB ports or keyboard is defective.

3. Check to BIOS/CMOS Setup if USB devices is enabled.

  • This will help you to check if USB device is enable or disable from BIOS setup.


The procedures above will help you isolate or identify your problem whether your keyboard or USB ports is defective.

Lilac

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