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Can't boot into Windows - keyboard not detected

  1. #1


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1 64 Bit

    Can't boot into Windows - keyboard not detected


    So,I built a new custom PC. I installed W7 on it and all the drivers. I turned it off because I wanted to do some cable management. After I was done ,I tried to boot into windows,but the MOBO isn't detecting my keyboard and mouse on the rear MOBO panel

    MOBO : Asus H81MC
    Keyboard : Steelseries shift

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,480
    Windows 10 Pro x64


    I have had a case like this. Please reinstall your USB 3.0 drivers.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1 64 Bit


    Well,the thing is that I can't boot into my windows. I see the Asus logo that says what buttons to press to enter BIOS and then the message pops up,after that my PC restarts
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    Windows 10 Pro x64


    Do you have another keyboard to work with until we sort out the issue?
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  5. #5


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1 64 Bit


    Well,I am writing this from my 2nd PC ( that used to be my main PC ). I am using the same keyboard that I used on the other PC with the USB issue
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  6. #6


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    Windows 10 Pro x64


    I know, but since you probably have a driver issue on the other PC, you should use another keyboard there in order to boot that machine up, and sort out the driver issues before you start using that keyboard on that machine again.
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    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1 64 Bit


    The thing is I don't have a second keyboard.... :/
    Looks like I will need to buy one of those PCI USB expansions that give you extra USB ports
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  8. #8


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    Windows 10 Pro x64


    I've had the same issue on my Windows 8.1 PC with Logitech G710+ keyboard, and that's how I solved it.
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  9. #9


    If it's stuck in BIOS than it has nothing to do with drivers. There might be a setting in BIOS for "USB legacy mode", maybe you should reset BIOS to default.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1 64 Bit


    It's not stuck in the BIOS. Heres a picture :

    Click image for larger version

    It doesn't go beyond that point. My PC just restarts
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