Cannot boot from CD to format because I cannot use my keyboard untill Windows has started up.

#1
I am trying to format my Windows XP running computer with my Windows 7 disc, but I cannot due to the reason stated in the title.

Any help would be really fantastic.
Thanks in advance.
 


Saltgrass

Excellent Member
Microsoft Community Contributor
#2
Are you using a USB keyboard? Do you have Legacy USB devices turned on in the bios?
 


Highwayman

Extraordinary Member
#3
Are you using a USB keyboard? Do you have Legacy USB devices turned on in the bios?
if not maybe get a USB to PS2 converter adaptor (usually about £1)
 


#4
USB keyboard on Gigabyte motherboard?

likely you need a system bios uodate - you got the latest?
other than that as suggested before use the ps2 port
 


#5
my monies are on it being a wireless keyboard - do the right thing and put it in the bin and get one with a wire on it ;)
 


Mike

Windows Forum Admin
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#6
my monies are on it being a wireless keyboard - do the right thing and put it in the bin and get one with a wire on it ;)
There is really no need to do this if he enables Legacy Support in the BIOS, but he will need to use a wired keyboard to do it.
 


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