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I am trying to load xp pro on an older desktop with usb 1.0 I have formatted the HD and when I try to load xp pro it gets to the screed where you select Set up windows press enter. When I get there my keyboard quits working and will not let me select anything. It does work up until that last screed. I thought it might be a bad cd, so I put in another one I have, and the same thing happens. It will not work at all with a usb keyboard. Can anyone help with this? Thanks, Rod

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  • Rod Crutchfield Mar 24, 2011

    I have an old ps2 keyboard, and it works up until I get to the last screen as I mentioned in my post

  • Rod Crutchfield Mar 24, 2011

    The cd I have is for xp pro service pack 3. I have an old keyboard, it works up until the last screen, then quits and won't work. I'm sorry, I didn't mention that is was an old keyboard I was using. I also tried a usb keyboard and it won't work at all.

  • Rod Crutchfield Mar 24, 2011

    I tried 2 different cd's the same thing happens. It recognises the ps2 keyboard fine up until the screed that asked if you want to set up xp on this computer, and it quits there. You can see it quit just before that last screen appears. Its the same every time. You can hit enter once of 20 times, nothing happens. the keyboard is unresponsive to anything. No green lights, nothing, dead board at that point. Start all over again, it works fine until I get to the screen to hit enter to install xp on this computer

  • Rod Crutchfield Mar 24, 2011

    Its old usb 1.o It's not a duel core

  • Rod Crutchfield Mar 24, 2011

    Does anyone know why this is happening? This is an old computer, I don't know how old, and I don't want to take the fan off to find out what king of a processor it has, but it must be p3 or p4. because it has usb 1.0 What does that have to do with my problem? The ps 2 keyboard works fine up until the last page where you are supposed to hit enter to load xp. Can anyone help

  • Rod Crutchfield Mar 24, 2011

    I just tried another keyboard and the same thing happens.. It works up until the last screen, then quits

  • Rod Crutchfield Mar 24, 2011

    Well I went into the bios and checked the keyboard and all is well. I also enabled usb keyboard support. rebooted and the same thing even with the usb keyboard, it works up until the last screen

  • Rod Crutchfield Mar 24, 2011

    can anyone figure this out?

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Hi rcrutch,

Just another thought about this concern, have you tried going to the bios and reset it from the default configuration? Sometimes resetting the bios configuration solved this problem. Please follow the steps for additional troubleshooting.

1. Most computers that have been manufactured in the last few years will allow you to enter the cmos or bios by pressing one of the below keys during boot up.

F1
F2
DEL
ESC
F10

2. Please turn off the computer then plug in your keyboard. Now turn on the system and start pressing the F2 key. If F2 key wont work, try to use one of the above keys.

3. If you successfully pressed the right key, you will be directed to the bios page.

4. Please press [F9] then select yes by pressing [enter].

5. Press [F10] then select again yes by pressing [enter].

6. System will boot up again. So please observe the machine.

--> if you still have the same issue and found that computer has been running fine for a time and then the keyboard stops working correctly, that's often a sign of a motherboard going bad.

Hope it helps.

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Welcome to Fixya

Sounds like you have a keyboard problem there. Try to login to the BIOS of the computer. By doing this, we can identify if this is a keyboard issue. Turn off the computer then turn it back on. Keep on tapping F1 once you turn on the computer. In some computers, BIOS is F10 or F2. You should be able to get in to the BIOS if the keyboard is working.

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Hello

Win xp 1st version has no usb drivers for keyboards.I hope you have the old keyboard,non usb.

I keep my old microsoft keyboard around for just this problem.Try plugging in an older non usb keyboard and you will have no problem.

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    mpcheesman1 Mar 24, 2011

    So your saying with an old ps2 your still having problems?Ok try this.When you get to the point of the cd not working.take the cd out.Clean it with some windex and a paper towell.... im serious too.



    Also you may need to change keyboard type in the bios.

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    mpcheesman1 Mar 24, 2011

    You are only hitting enter once in this reinstall processs? correct.

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    mpcheesman1 Mar 24, 2011

    How old is this desk top? and is the processor a multi core ? like an intel duo 2 or 3?

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    mpcheesman1 Mar 24, 2011

    Two cds and the same problem? Try resetting the motherboard bios.Take the battery off of the motherboard for 1 min then replace,unplug pc first.Also when you formatted the drive did you delete the partition? Try deleting any partition,then create one then format again.Last make sure your first boot device in the bios is set to cd dvd.On some multicore pcs you have to disable dual core capability when first installing win xp or xp pro,this is also done in the bios.

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    mpcheesman1 Mar 24, 2011

    Two cds and the same problem? Try resetting the motherboard bios.Take the battery off of the motherboard for 1 min then replace,unplug pc first.Also when you formatted the drive did you delete the partition? Try deleting any partition,then create one then format again.Last make sure your first boot device in the bios is set to cd dvd.On some multicore pcs you have to disable the multicore in the bios.

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