Re: Which one is the any key?!? Can't cancel chkdsk...
Yeah, the legacy setting was on. It was set to on without my ever realizing
it. I don't think that's the problem. I mean the num key was all lit up so
the USB keyboard was getting power.
I've been noticing some problems with Vista and USB though. Its kind of
weird actually. I should start paying attention to how to reproduce these
"Michael Walraven" wrote:
> Not sure about your specific problem, however when there are problems using
> a USB keyboard prior to complete Operating System boot up:
> Check your options in your BIOS, there may be a 'legacy' setting for USB or
> USB keyboard, or something similar.
> If it is set to legacy then the USB device will function between the BIOS
> and the completion of the OS boot. If it is not set then the keyboard will
> function during the BIOS boot, but then will not be available until the OS
> completes its boot up and installs its USB keyboard driver.
> Vista Home premium
> "Autumnale" <Autumnale@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > I don't seem to be able to cancel chkdsk. I did a google search and I
> > don't
> > seem to be the only one. Once you schedule a chkdsk run, it appears that
> > you're committed. Is there a way to cancel the chkdsk? You don't seem to
> > be
> > able to do so with a USB keyboard.
> > I have one of those Microsoft natural keyboards. The num lock key is lit
> > up
> > so the keyboard works fine, but chkdsk doesn't seem to recognize any keys.
> > I
> > mashed as many keys as I could in the 10 seconds, but it didn't work.
> > It seems that the only way to get into my computer is to reinstall Windows
> > Vista 32. that's kind of sad.
> > I'm running Vista 32 btw. Anyways, if Microsoft can fix the chkdsk
> > problem, that'd be great.
> > Until they fix it though, I don't recommend anyone running chkdsk if you
> > own
> > a USB keyboard.