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dos or not to dos

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    dos or not to dos 2johnbarry
    @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.

    Cheers
    John

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    dos or not to dos 3Wheels-Of-Fire
    @grahamdearsley
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    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 ๐Ÿคจ

    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.

    #37774
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    dos or not to dos 3Wheels-Of-Fire
    @grahamdearsley
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    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 ?

    #37775
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    dos or not to dos 3Wheels-Of-Fire
    @grahamdearsley
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    Just one more more thought ๐Ÿ˜

    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.

    #37776
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    dos or not to dos 6Boris
    @boris
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    I think it was Bob Williams? whos sent me a PS2 keyboard, if it wanโ€™t Bob (williams) then ooppss my memory is โ€”โ€” up again. it could have been BJM

    I think it might have been me ?

    Never trust an atom - they make up everything !

    #37777
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    dos or not to dos 2johnbarry
    @johnbarry
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    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.

    Cheers
    John

    #37788
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    dos or not to dos 8Bob Williams
    @bullstuff2
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    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.

    #37789
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    dos or not to dos 2johnbarry
    @johnbarry
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    Thanks Bob

    Sata – when ur ready

    Cheers
    John

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