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Keyboard Stopped Working

My keyboard was working perfectly fine.  I was trying to get into safe mode by pressing F8 and my keyboard hasn't worked since.  I now get a No Keyboard Detected Press F1 error when booting up.  When Windows boots up both my keyboard and mouse do not work.  I have a Microsoft Digital Media Keyboard.  The keyboard is connected via PS2.  There is an F Lock key on the keyboard and when I press this while the computer is booting up the light goes on and off.  The F Lock is on so that the F1-F12 keys work.  When I connect the keyboard through USB I do not get the No Keyboard Detected error and the keyboard and my mouse work once in Windows.  The problem I have with this is that I run two operating systems and the keyboard doesn't work through usb until windows starts up so I can't choose which OS I want to boot up.  I also can't get into the BIOS when connected through USB.  I need the keyboard working through PS2.  I tried different USB-PS2 adapters to eliminate the adapter as the problem but it doesn't work.  Can someone please help me with this one?  Thanks.
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BolingCommented:
Dead keyboard.  Replace with ps-2 keyboard for $5-$10.
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simpswrCommented:
Probably the easiest fix is to buy a new keyboard with ps/2 connector . .
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gonzal13RetiredCommented:
I run two operating systems but use two pairs of HDs. I do not like parrtitions. Try the following boot manager and see if it will allow you to choose the partitions. It fails once a year. All that happens is it just loads to one of the HDs. I then re run the program.
http://www.osloader.com/download.htm
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jay_hamillAuthor Commented:
I have fixed the problem.  I reset the CMOS and the keyboard is now working through PS2.  Thanks for all the suggestions.
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jasonr0025Commented:
Cool----I was going to say if it worked as usb it should work as ps/2 or you m/b would have been the culprit not a dead keyboard mouse.
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kodiakbearCommented:
Closed, 125 points refunded.
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