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Keyboard will not load at startup so can't use Safe Mode

by romanmesh / June 21, 2009 1:10 AM PDT

As the screen for Safe Mode neccessitates the use of the arrows on the keyboard. Is there any way of loading the keyboard first.

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I have a machine like that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 21, 2009 1:32 AM PDT

Actually a few. Here's my workarounds.

1. Use the PS2 connected keyboard.
2. Try the BIOS setting for USB kbd and mouse. With 2 settings that 4 possible combinations so you have some testing to get done.
Bob

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Thanks
by romanmesh / June 22, 2009 5:53 PM PDT

Thanks for taking the time to reply. I will try both methods.

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