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Hey Guys,

So I've got this old PC that I found in my attic and I was trying to get it going to set it up as a home server of some sort. Anyhow I boot it up and it says no keyboard is attached. Naturally I attached the keyboard that I'm writing on now to test it. Long story short, of tried in every USB port (front and back) to no avail. I've since checked with using an older keyboard with the PS/2 ports which also don't work.

As such I've come to you guys. With your endless reserves of lulzintelligence. What do you guys think could be the issue. What should I try next?

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Specs of the attic rig? it sounds like it could be a driver/windows error,I would try installing windows again.
Edited by Fishinfan - 10/28/13 at 9:06am
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generally stuff winds up in an attic because there's something wrong with it. You may have a piece of junk there, but try fishinfan's suggestion first.
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Originally Posted by Fishinfan View Post

Specs of the attic rig? it sounds like it could be a driver/windows error,I would try installing windows again.

I physically can't get into bios as it doesn't detect a keyboard frown.gif . I've checked with Gramps (who the PC belonged to) and he says it worked last time he used it. The only reason it's their was because of space.
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You check for dust in the ports? Crud builds up inn attics. Perhaps a can of air is your solution. Are you trying to run a Linux on it? That whole situation can get pretty wonky with older machines. Pick a distro designed for older hardware perhaps or consider a BSD with the same qualities.
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Originally Posted by bombastinator View Post

You check for dust in the ports? Crud builds up inn attics. Perhaps a can of air is your solution. Are you trying to run a Linux on it? That whole situation can get pretty wonky with older machines. Pick a distro designed for older hardware perhaps or consider a BSD with the same qualities.

Thanks for the ideas brah, how does puppy linux sound? As for the can of air I'll let you guys know tomorrow as I'm away from home at the mo.
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Or lightly blow on the ps/2 port. Make sure that you don't have too much spit.
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I don't keep up with the various distros personally, I mostly just hear chatter about problems people are having with various updates. A lot of the distros are going for more features at the cost of legacy compatibility. You want to find one that doesn't do that.
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