"ilver belletti" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>I have created a boot floppy disk. If I start the computer from the boot
> floppy disk my usb keyboard doesn' t run. What can I do ? Why does it
> happen ?
> Best Regards
> Ilver Belletti
USB support in Windows started with W98SE, I think. In addition to using
the USB ports and protocol which W98SE provided, you had to load separate
drivers for each particular type or brand of USB device, such as keyboard,
mouse, thumbdrive, etc. Some modern BIOSs provide this capability and
others don't. My 2002 Sony laptop will even let me boot from a USB floppy
drive! You can find out whether your system BIOS can communicate with the
USB keyboard by attempting to get into BIOS setup during the bootup process.
If you can do that then there may be a place in the BIOS setup to give DOS
access to the keyboard. Once that is turned on, the keyboard should work in
My personal preference is to use the USB to PS2 adapters included with my
keyboard and use the PS2 ports on the computer. This has worked for me with
both old and newer computers.