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Usb Keyboard Not Working During Boot Up


My (usb) keyboard no longer works on bootup. Basically, until my os loads my keyboard doesn't work. I can't use delete to enter my bios setup, and i can't use my arrow keys when grub loads, which is annoying. *Sometimes* the keyboard works, but very rarely and unpredictably. It used to work, but it seems when i changed my cpu fan it no longer works. I don't know that the change happened then, but that's when i noticed it. Would re-flashing my bios help? I can't think of anything else. Nothing in my bios was reset.

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These were all in perfect order and had worked on another machine only hours before so i knew the external hdd's were good. However when i took the sticks and the external hdd back to another machine they would not boot up either! All of the usb2 devices have been fried!

I've tried changing the cables etc for the external hdd but it makes no difference! The weird thing is every single usb1. 1 device that i plug into the new machine works perfectly - even the wireless keyboard and mouse that i was using with it! It only seems to damage usb2 devices!

The 500w psu that i was using is a raidmax one and works perfectly because the computer works fine and i can load windows and wireless and everything. Another weird thing was that when i used a crossover cable to connect it to my other machine to transfer files across - it locked up my other machine.computer specifications:

Q6600 g0 edition
Asus p5n-e sli 650i motherboard
Ocz ddr2 800mhz/pc2-6400 cl 4-4-4-15 platinum xtc (2gb)
Raidmax sagitta black/silver gaming case with side window - with 500w psu
Western digital wd5000aaks 500gb sata ii 7200rpm 16mb cache - oem

Complete with a pci gfx card (7300se - spare one i had lying round) and all the other extras. I built it and it ran fine - installed windows xp etc etc.


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I have a picture of the end of the cord with the color coding to the pins location but not sure if im allowed to post images, wont let me anyway

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I know you can buy adapters for this but i have nothing else to do . Anyone care to tackle?


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