Monday, April 15, 2013

Problem Of USB Keyboard During Windows Setup

This happens right about when you are going to select boot media. The Numlock(Number Locker) console trips off and none of the keys is functioning. It is emanating from the Basic Input and Output System(BIOS), that switches it off for the reason it is not set as default keyboard to be loaded. 

In this case there is no way to move beyond the boot-to-media stage where the system demands to press any key to continue with the Windows installation. If the former Operating System(OS) is there, it will boot to it and loads the keyboard as the console lights up immediately, after the Windows logo screen.

Image of USB Keyboard.

If you're experiencing this problem when trying to do a new Windows setup this step-by-step instruction will be helpful in resolving it immediately.

Image showing CTRL+ALT+DEL keys 

STEP 1: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys simultaneously to forcefully restart the system.

Image showing F2 key in red

STEP 2: Press F2 or other keys design for your system to enter the BIOS.

Image of enabled  Legacy USB Keyboard in the BIOS

STEP 3: Go to 'Advanced' and set 'Legacy USB Support' to 'Enabled'

Image showing F10 Key in red

STEP 4: Press F10 to save and exit the BIOS.