CTM, EAZFIX, CTM, etc. users with USB keyboards!

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by ratchet, Jan 28, 2011.

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  1. ratchet

    ratchet Registered Member

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    I just spoke with Logitech support and according to them, the keyboard has a low priority in the boot order as do the USB ports, which are not immediately powered, as opposed to PS/2 which has power all of the time. I find it hard to believe that this can't be rectified, since IMO there are now more USB boards sold than PS/2 and this prevents one from even booting into Safe Mode or the BIOS. How have you configured your desktop PCs to enter recovery at boot? Thank you!
     
  2. andylau

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    Have you enabled "Legacy USB Keyboard Support" in BIOS?

    If not, try to enable it and test again.
     
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    Thank you for the reply! As I've searched I also see some BIOS have an enable/disable USB Keyboard. I', not sure whether mine has it and if it is disabled yet the KB's working, that would suggest I may just have to enable that too. It was also suggested to just move "Boot from USB device" to the top of the boot order. I'll find one of my PS/2 boards over the weekend and check it out. Indeed, I can't get in with this board. Thank you!
     
  4. ratchet

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    Well I got antsy tonight, plugged in a PS/2 and entered the BIOS. My Dell, Pent4 is just to old (like six years). There wasn't a USB boot option nor any keyboard options. I'll always have the PS/2 board nearby so I'll just plug it in should disaster strike. Not giving up the illuminated board as these eyes are just to old!
     
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    I'm using a MS wireless keyboard which uses a USB connection for the radio receiver. I've had no trouble getting into the Rollback Rx recovery console. I didn't change any settings in BIOS when I started using this keyboard.
     
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    Same here...
     
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