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
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