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Keyboard failure when installing Windows

 
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Did Boot Camp and XP install go smoothly for you on the first go round?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 1:02 am    Post subject: Keyboard failure when installing Windows Reply with quote

I purchased a Core Solo Mini for the purpose of installing Windows and having the ultimate Media Center PC/Mac.

I installed te firmware updates, and Boot Camp Utility, all good so far.

After inserting my Full Win XP SP2 disk and a quick restart, the Mini boots to the Windows nstaller and then the keyboard stops working when the XP install reached the “Welcome to Windows XP Professional” screen and am prompted to "Press ENTER to install Windows" screen.

Rebooted holding F12 to recover the CD and rebooted holding "C" to get back to OSX.

Tried several more times with different USB "wired" keyboards and configurations (PS2 keyboard in USB adapter) with same result.

Does anyone know how to get past this Question
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 1:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The drivers failed to completely load the first go round.
I had to do a "Repair" install of XP before it would ask for the driver disk again. It cut out before it loaded the KB and Mouse driver so I had no interface with the OS.

Second time went flawlessly.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 1:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FastEddy,

Thanks for the reply.

I can not get Windows to instal, let alone perform a repair.

The Mini stops responding to any keystrokes like Enter to install Windows, "R" for repair, or F3 to quit at the install windows screen.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure if it maters but Im using a windows USB KB and Microsoft Optical USB Mouse.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just keep in mind that Boot Camp is beta software Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was ablt to resolve my issue with a different USB keyboard. I found that the keyboard did not work on the Mini under OSX either.
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