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I'm trying to boot into a CD. Unfortunately, I have to "press a key to continue" and my keyboard doesn't load/light up/start responding/etc. until after Windows starts. What can I do?

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Is it a USB keyboard? – iglvzx May 10 '12 at 2:26
err, how do I tell? – Hilbert May 10 '12 at 2:28
Oh. It's a USB. – Hilbert May 10 '12 at 2:31
You may need to reboot for the PS/2 keyboard to start working. – Harry Johnston May 10 '12 at 3:23

You can borrow a PS/2 keyboard or you can get a USB to PS/2 adapter.

Here is one from Amazon for $1.59 with free shipping.

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That product does exactly the opposite of what you would need in this situation. If the OP hadn't had a spare PS/2 keyboard, he'd have needed to connect a USB keyboard into a PS/2 port. The product you've linked to allows you to connect a PS/2 keyboard into a USB port. – Harry Johnston Aug 8 '12 at 1:59

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