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ubunterooster
February 4th, 2010, 01:59 PM
My mobo has been refusing to respond to a usb keyboard (or any usb device) when booting. So I have manually turn off the computer and turn it on again and again until any usb ports are useable. Should I get a new mobo? I turn off the computer only every week and a half now b/c rebooting is such a pain. (It is an ECS nettle2)

audiomick
February 4th, 2010, 03:12 PM
Hi.
What's mobo mean?

To have USB working during the boot process, as far as I know you have to have "USB legacy" enabled in BIOS. That would be the first thing I would check.

yogeshg1987
February 4th, 2010, 03:17 PM
@audiomick,

A mo bo is a MOther BOard ! ;-)

@ubunterooster,

It would help if you mention what kind of computer you're using. Try a different keyboard if that doesn't work, check the BIOS settings if something is not quite right. If nothing works then consider a new mobo.

ubunterooster
February 4th, 2010, 04:19 PM
PC:HP Pavilion PC a6130us
Legacy and other Bios settings are correct; (I had to check using a PS/2 keyboard) but usb keyboards, mice and external drives don't work until I reboot 20-30 times. The main function is a file server, so w/o access to the usb drives, the main exsistence of the PC is w/o use

audiomick
February 4th, 2010, 04:28 PM
PC:HP Pavilion PC a6130us
Legacy and other Bios settings are correct; (I had to check using a PS/2 keyboard) but usb keyboards, mice and external drives don't work until I reboot 20-30 times. The main function is a file server, so w/o access to the usb drives, the main exsistence of the PC is w/o use
That sounds a bit like your USB ports are giving up the ghost.

ubunterooster
February 4th, 2010, 06:10 PM
USB is dead on front ports, back ports and usb add-in card.

ubunterooster
February 4th, 2010, 07:47 PM
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=8774167#post8774167
new build

audiomick
February 4th, 2010, 07:52 PM
All of them dead is a bit weird. Maybe a corrupted BIOS? By that I don't mean wrong settings, but really corrupted. That would mean a BIOS reset, or re-flashing the e-prom.

Going by what you say, it shouldn't be the OS, because it is showing up before the OS takes over.

ubunterooster
February 4th, 2010, 08:00 PM
marking as solved as I decide to get the PC that was being planned before this happened.
Thanks Michael