I have an old Dell Optiplex GX280 that I need to install Windows XP on. The problem is that this computer only has USB ports and no PS/2 ports. It's been so long, I can't remember how or find any instructions on how to do the install and have XP recognize the mouse and keyboard during the installation process.
Install XP Without PS/2 Keyboard or Mouse(14 posts)
I've installed XP on numerous Dell Optiplex GX280's and it recognizes most USB keyboards and Mice, if the mouse doesn't work during install just use the TAB key to highlight the various options. Keyboard should work fine though
yes, the keyboard works in the bios and at the point of selecting the options for installing XP. After the computer reboots to show the progress and where you have the option to select next, the keyboard and mouse do not work.
Have you tried different USB ports, including the ones at the front?
Just found this
This happens on my system when I disable "Legacy USB" in the BIOS. If your BIOS has this setting make sure it is enabled
Maybe worth checking
You'll have to buy a usb to PS/2 adapter or use a PS/2 mouse & keyboard.....
"After the computer reboots to show the progress and where you have the option to select next, the keyboard and mouse do not work." At this point, try unplugging the keyboard and mouse and then re-plugging them back.
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