dos or not to dos
October 19, 2019 at 7:39 pm #37553Participantjohnbarry@johnbarry
When you first start up a computer (before Windows loads) to enter the bios/boot from CD/DVD etc
ie when you load True Image recovery CD – Windows ME startup CD and you get the small white text.When installing a fresh copy of Windows you get a message Press Any Key To Boot From CD.
All this is before Windows What is it called?
I used to call background loading as loading into Dos.
October 25, 2019 at 6:51 pm #37773
Yes I know John. Your problem is with USB keyboards and why selecting legacy keyboard support in the BIOS doesn’t fix it is beyond me 🤨
Except, is there a BIOS update you could install ? because making a USB keyboard work with a legacy OS is the job of the BIOS.October 25, 2019 at 6:56 pm #37774
Just one more thought. Your system will have more than one USB controller. Have you tried plugging the keyboard into a USB port that is connected to a different controller ?October 25, 2019 at 8:09 pm #37775
Just one more more thought 😁
The BIOS uses a similar trick to the legacy keyboard one to make USB sticks bootable. The BIOS makes a USB stick appear to be an ATA drive. Some BIOS’s have seperate settings for legacy keyboard and legacy USB. Are you sure that you are setting legacy KEYBOARD to on ? The setting will not have USB in its name.October 25, 2019 at 9:20 pm #37776ParticipantBoris@borisForumite Points: 1,677
I think it was Bob Williams? whos sent me a PS2 keyboard, if it wan’t Bob (williams) then ooppss my memory is —— up again. it could have been BJM
I think it might have been me ?
Never trust an atom - they make up everything !October 25, 2019 at 9:24 pm #37777Participantjohnbarry@johnbarryForumite Points: 4,458
Thanks Graham I will probe once it’s back on.
So sos Boris I knew it was a B but I couldn’t think what came after B so I guesed. It’s still sorting my problem out. It’s plugged in and hiding behind the desk, while I use a USB keyboard for everything other than when I need to press any key it has to be PS2.
JohnOctober 26, 2019 at 9:15 pm #37788ParticipantBob Williams@bullstuff2Forumite Points: 13,353
No wasn’t me John. Haven’t forgotten the SATA, got to dig it out and test it, been on weekend Granddad Duty. Sorry!
When the Thought Police arrive at your door, think -
I'm out.October 27, 2019 at 8:30 am #37789Participantjohnbarry@johnbarryForumite Points: 4,458
Sata – when ur ready
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