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Keyboard shuts off after booting up

My problem is that after starting my computer is that my keyboard will shutoff when screen comes up to hit any key to boot from CD to install windows thus not allowing me to continue on to do anything my keyboard works fine during BIOS setup so I know not problem with keyboard it just shuts off when the first boot up is complete. I am hooking it up threw the USB ports in back as i dont have the converter for the standard ports. Oh i might add that i had a previous motherboard and have all drivers installed for keyboard and mouse also have windows installed i just figured reinstalling windows and starting from new might help things but I can't even do that as my keyboard shuts off and wont allow me to type. Not sure what is wrong with it any tips?

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I am having the EXACT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! same problem.

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Try starting up in Safe Mode by tapping the F6 key during boot-up. this prevents drivers from loading. you may have a corrupted keyboard driver. if your keyboard works in safe mode, try uninstall of the kbd driver, then reinstall.. check for a newer driver version.

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  2. Restart your computer and hopefully it will come up and say press any key to boot from the cd.
  3. So therefore you must press any key on your keyboard to start from the cd.
  4. If this does not come up you need to enter your bios and change the boot order or sequence.
  5. A blue screen will appear and you are on your way..
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