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Trying to use a PS/2 keyboard on a Dell Dimension 5150 with

a PS/2 to USB adapter. My Dell came with this funky little keyboard that is USB and the 5150 only supports USB input. I have a ton of PS/2 keyboards and thought I would just buy an adapter to convert PS/2 to USB and it would work. It doesn't, just shows an unrecognized USB device when I plug it in. I am using a StarTech adapter which is a single PS/2 female to male USB. I have also tried another brand adapter and both produce the same results.

The keyboard that came with it shows up as a HID input device. I am running XP Home with SP 2 and all current updates. So far I have only unplugged the original and then re-booted with the new one plugged in. I have not uninstalled the existing one - should I?

Any thoughts on how to get a standard PS/2 keyboard working? I don't particulary want to go wireless or buy a USB keyboard unless I have to. The keyboards I've been trying are also Dell's (RT7D00 model).

Thanks for any ideas, John

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Hey John

In reply to: Trying to use a PS/2 keyboard on a Dell Dimension 5150 with

how bout goin into the bios of the system.. read your liturature on how to do that.... maybe there is a setting in there somewhere that says "usb support for keyboard" maybe ya need to disable that... try it anyhows

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It only has a USB connection

In reply to: Hey John

no PS/2 connection. The new Dells seem to be legacy free to save money. I can run another USB Keyboard, its just that the adapters that convert PS/2 to USB don't seem to work. I've gone ahead and replaced the keyboard with another USB full size keyboard and it works fine. Thanks for the input.

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