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function keys not working

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by fastrhino, Nov 12, 2005.

  1. fastrhino

    fastrhino Nibble Poster

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    I am trying to install windows xp pro, when i get to the licencing agrement to agree you have to press f8 but some reason this is not responding or does it take a while to respond? once pressed
     
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  2. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    It should respond straight away.

    Are you using a USB Keyboard? if so has it initialised in the BIOS?
    As you are only in the process of installing windows, windows won't have detected the usb and installed the usb drivers yet, so it is all dependent on the BIOS at this stage.

    Try using A PS/2 Keyboard and see if that works.

    8)
     
  3. fastrhino

    fastrhino Nibble Poster

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    I am using a ps2 keyboard and some of the functions responded fine when i was in the bios setup
     
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  4. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Hmmm, strange. I have never seen this before with a PS/2 keyboard, I'm assuming that you have restarted the PC and tried again?

    You could try disconnecting the mouse aswell, just incase there is an issue between the keyboard and mouse.

    8)
     
  5. fastrhino

    fastrhino Nibble Poster

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    i have disconnected the mouse and i have tried again the F8 button is not doing a thing when pressed
     
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  6. fastrhino

    fastrhino Nibble Poster

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    wah ahay it is installing,,,,fu'@*^g f lock not on....doh stupid rhino,,,,,

    mick :oops:
     
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  7. ffreeloader

    ffreeloader Terabyte Poster

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    Welcome to the club. I don't know of anyone who hasn't "been there and done that". :twisted: :)
     
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  8. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Have you pressed the F lock key?
     
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  9. fastrhino

    fastrhino Nibble Poster

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    yeah, i did and now it os working fine,,,,doh what a dummy i am :rolleyes:
     
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