Found 5th Mar 2010
I am staying at a friends house for about a week or two whilst he is away and took my old pc with me, I left my good stuff at home and took a usb keyboard and mouse with me and my pc to tv convertor.

Typical me I forgot that when I used the pc last I had it set for 1650x1080 so though I am getting a picture it is blurry and though I can get into control panel and resolution screen I am unable to change it as I cannot pinpoint the exact spot.

I then tried 2 different methods, I tried booting into advanced and setting resolution to 640x480 but got nowhere, I think the issue is that I have a usb keyboard and with it being an older pc isnt fully recognised, I can get into bios fine and use that, but if I go into boot menu I cannot use the arrow keys.

I also as a last resort tried setting boot device to dvd and reinstall windows but cannot do this because the bios screen isnt recongising usb keyboard!

What can I do apart from going out to my 24 hour Tesco and getting a PS/2 keyboard then taking it back tommorow once I have done with it!

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safe mode? uninstall video driver and reinstall?

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since when did tesco become a loan shop

For your keyboard issues check bios for usb1/2 settings / legacy etc.

edit scrap that I missed the bit where you said the usb is not being recognized in bios to change anything :lol

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dontasciime;8028150

For your keyboard issues check bios for usb1/2 settings / legacy etc.edit … For your keyboard issues check bios for usb1/2 settings / legacy etc.edit scrap that I missed the bit where you said the usb is not being recognized in bios to change anything :lol



Reminds me of the pair of scissors I bought today as I needed some, couldnt get it out of the hard plastic shell as i needed some scissors...

You could maybe clear cmos and hope the default for bios is to set legacy support for usb keyboards etc

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sassie;8028134

since when did tesco become a loan shop



Well if it was last week I could of used my new keyboard! but I actually will keep the package wrapped just need to use it for a few seconds so it still will be "new" when I use it.

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dontasciime;8028150

For your keyboard issues check bios for usb1/2 settings / legacy etc.edit … For your keyboard issues check bios for usb1/2 settings / legacy etc.edit scrap that I missed the bit where you said the usb is not being recognized in bios to change anything :lol



When I say in bios, I mean post actually I never checked in bios but the boot screen says it can boot from usb and legacy etc but the keyboard just stops working! seems to only recongise keyboard in the bios itself and on the logo screen at start.

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ryouga;8028187

Well if it was last week I could of used my new keyboard! but I actually … Well if it was last week I could of used my new keyboard! but I actually will keep the package wrapped just need to use it for a few seconds so it still will be "new" when I use it.



maybe you could speak to levi, im sure he would help you out


amazing what people actually say to convince themselves its ok

which mobo

You also tried unplugging at bios/ then Post then put back in etc and you have tried all ports especailly the ones at back..?

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sassie;8028210

maybe you could speak to levi, im sure he would help you outamazing what … maybe you could speak to levi, im sure he would help you outamazing what people actually say to convince themselves its ok



They allow returns so whats the problem? I have even in the past bought say a svhs cable then took it back as I didnt like it or changed mine and shops are fine.

They arent losing out at all as the item will still be sellable etc.

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dontasciime;8028225

You also tried unplugging at bios/ then Post then put back in etc adn you … You also tried unplugging at bios/ then Post then put back in etc adn you have tried all ports especailly the ones at back..



winfast 6100k8ma but got the manual from foxconn before.

Havent tried any other usb ports yet, may give that a go.

go into bios again and check what you have for the usb options

http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/3984/18809020.png

make sure enabled then try under the memory type for usb

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dontasciime;8028363

go into bios again and check what you have for the usb optionsmake sure … go into bios again and check what you have for the usb optionsmake sure enabled then try under the memory type for usb



Thanks for that, appears to now be working in post screen but not on windows startup screen i.e its telling me that windows didnt shut down properly but I cant move the arrow keys with it.

May be easier to just reinstall windows.

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might be easier to just reinstall the video driver!

can it Boot to safe mode if you force it and whilst there can you right click on hard drives/ properties and tools then check for errors top tick box only....

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jubbyme;8028423

might be easier to just reinstall the video driver!



Lol but I cant see what I am doing to uninstall it!

Anyway have decided to just format pc and start again, I only installed XP onto it on Wednesday anyway so have nothing on it and saved all the drivers to pen drive.

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ryouga;8028505

Lol but I cant see what I am doing to uninstall it!Anyway have decided to … Lol but I cant see what I am doing to uninstall it!Anyway have decided to just format pc and start again, I only installed XP onto it on Wednesday anyway so have nothing on it and saved all the drivers to pen drive.



Sorry, now i realise its as bad as saying start in safe mode when the keyboard wont work before windows boots


does the machine have a second vga port?

good luck, shame i was rubbish :thumbsup:

edit you tried that.. get a monitor from tesco at same time :lol

ryouga;8028419

Thanks for that, appears to now be working in post screen but not on … Thanks for that, appears to now be working in post screen but not on windows startup screen i.e its telling me that windows didnt shut down properly but I cant move the arrow keys with it.May be easier to just reinstall windows.



Go into the bios. Enable legacy USB support.

Then safe mode, remove the graphics driver in device manager.

Reboot then reinstall.

already mentioned he has tried
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