I have been making my own "AutoPC" for fun since 1998.
I have changed OS from windows 95, 98SE to XP.
When I upgraded to XP recently, keyboard seems to be not detected in XP normal mode and nothing is shown in keyboard hardware list. But keyboard works fine in BIOS run, 95, 98se, and XP safe mode. In XP safe mode it shows in hardware list with "PS/2 standard 101/102 keyboard" and works fine.
PC board is Advantech mother board PCM-5864/L with AMD K6-2 333MHz 128Mb ram.
Keyboard is small size PS/2 wireless IR keyboard made from Hyundai Electronics (now this is tricky part since this is outdated keyboard and I got it for free...)
Reciever module is connected to PS/2 keyboard port and works with port's +5 volt current.
Here's what I tired
1. Scanned for New Hardware Devices but nothing found.
2. with service manager SC.exe I have tried to make i8042prt.sys service configuration flag "ERROR" from "NORMAL" to "Ignore" but keyboard driver still didn't cameout in hardware list.
3. copy i8042prt.sys to kbdhid.sys to reset keyboard detection? (http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;en-us;q257729
My best guess is that XP (or 2000, NT?) seems to make strict query on keyboard initial codes to support fancy functions recent keyboard models supports.
Or... maybe my keyboard does not return vendor ID which makes Xp fail to load driver. (just a guess)
If it also did not worked on the XP safe mode, I would have given this up already.
What I want to know is if there's any way to make XP Normal mode detect this keyboard or force "PS/2 standard keyboard driver" to start like XP safe mode without detecting one.
(Please don't tell me to change keyboard... I need this one.)