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Old 08-15-2011, 10:58 AM   #1
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Alright, so here's my issue.
I'm trying to install XP on my Computer. I'm tired of Windows 7 and want to go back to XP. Here's the problem though...
When i first turn on the computer with the installation disc, it tells me to "Press any Key to boot from CD"
Well, i can't "press any key" because for some reason my keyboard isn't recognized. I'm able to get into the BIOS when the computer first turns on, but after that, it's just not recognized. It also works once i'm logged into windows.
Now, i've heard that i can fix this by Enabling USB Legacy Support. Well i can't find that option ANYWHERE in the BIOS. I have Phoenix-AwardBIOS and i don't see that setting anywhere.
I've also tried different USB Keyboards but have had no luck. My motherboard doesn't have any PS/2 ports so i'm stuck with USB. I've tried using a PS/2 to USB Adapter, but that didn't work either.
I've tried to avoid the whole keyboard issue completely and install XP on my Harddrive using a different computer and it installed successfully.(i used the same keyboard/disc so i know neither my keyboard/disc is bad) But when i put the Harddrive back in my other computer, it just continuously reboots itself before getting to the Windows Welcome Screen.
Please...Any help is GREATLY appreciated.
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Old 08-15-2011, 11:53 AM   #2
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You can't install Windows on a Hdd and then transfer the Hdd to another PC. The only option there is to boot from the XP CD and do a repair install but that is obviously not an option.
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Old 08-15-2011, 02:01 PM   #3
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Here's the specs:
It's a custom built PC.
Mobo: Abit Ab9 Pro
PSU: Thermaltake TR2 600W
Processor: Intel ? overlocked at 3.6ghz
Ram: 2GB DDR2
HD: Seagate 120GB
Video: Nvidia GeForce 7500gt PCIE
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Old 08-16-2011, 12:47 AM   #4
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are you uding ps2 keyboard. . didn't you try usb port keyboard
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Old 08-16-2011, 03:50 PM   #5
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I'm using a USB keyboard, there are no PS/2 ports on this motherboard.
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