I'm trying to reinstall my Windows XP Home edition operating system into
a Dell Dimension 8400 machine. I have the operating system CD that came
with the computer and when I boot into it, it takes me through the usual
start-up sequence and eventually gets me to the Windows Setup Window
where I have to choose whether to continue with a complete reinstall,
repair or quit. I cannot choose any of these options. It would appear
that my keyboard isn't operative or the system has frozen. Any ideas how
to work around this problem?
Are you using a USB keyboard?
You might want to try PS/2 keyboard.
my Dells:Optiplex 3020 - Windows 7 Pro 64-bitPrecision M6300 - Windows 10 Pro 64-bitPrecision M6300 - Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa / Ubuntu 12.04.5 dual-bootLatitude D620 - XP Pro SP3
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Are you not able to hit the F2 or F12 key while booting up to enter the boot menu or the setup screen?
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Yes, I was using a usb keyboard and since have tried the ps/2. It worked. Thanks alot!