PS/2 is an older interface for connecting mice and keyboards to a PC. The connector is a 6-pin Mini-DIN and only fits one way.

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PS/2 mouse works with Windows 7 32-bit but not recognised by 64-bit, What to do?

Our USB mouse was stolen and a PS/2 OK_520 Mouse that works OK on my Medion PC, running Windows 7 32-bit, if plugged in before booting, is not recognised by Windows 7 64-bit on a Dell INSPIRONone_19T ...
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My USB mouses aren't working on my windows XP. Do I need to use a PS/2 interface mouse?

So i found this old windows XP, and i plugged in the mouse got it started up, but the cursor on the screen wouldn't move. i tried many mouses and every port on the tower. One mouse glowed red, meaning ...
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PS/2 Barcode Scanner through keyboard is only scanning two digits of a barcode [closed]

I have switched over to a Windows 7 64 bit machine and trying to take over my PS/2 Keyboard and barcode scanner instead of buying a new one. I'm using a PS/2 to USB adaptor to connect to the PC. The ...
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Windows10 - 64bit - PS/2 mouse scroll wheel not working

Ever since I installed Windows10 - 64bit, my PS/2 mouse scroll wheel is not working in some software, but working great in other things. Not working in Start - All Apps, Not working in Edge broswer. ...
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Keyboards plugged to one computer have different failing rows of keys, but work perfectly fine on any other computer

I have a PS2 and an USB keyboard. Recently, a column of keys on my PS2 keyboard failed, so I swapped it for an USB keyboard, but that one turned out to have another different failing column of keys. ...
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PCSX2 displays black screen

I have downloaded PCSX2 version 1.0.0 for Windows from the PCSX2 team's official site, http://pcsx2.net/. I own a PS2 and I have installed PCSX2 with a bios. I want to play the PS2 game "DragonBall Z ...
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What is the key combination for upgrading backup firmware on gigabyte z170-hd3?

Recently switched to gigabyte z170-hd3. some Gigabyte cards have a dual firmware feature, so if the main uefi is flashed incorrectly, it will boot from the backup one. I upgraded the main firmware ...
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Video Card doesn't work without PS/2 Keyboard plugged into PS/2 Mouse port

To make a very long story short, we had a computer in with an odd problem: While the computer otherwise booted fine (Windows start-up sound played), The PCIe-16 video card would not display an image ...
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Numlock on when computer is off

I have a desktop PC which was recently moved. Since moving I've noticed that even while the PC is turned off (but wall socket turned on) the NumLock LED on the keyboard is on. It may have been doing ...
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USB KVM vs. PS/2 KVM switches

Is one of those types of KVM switches better than the other in any way? One faster than the other? Is the switching instantaneous? Transparency for the OS: Does the OS even know about the switch? Does ...
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Is it true that connecting PS/2 mouse to PS/2 keyboard socket damaged old IBM PCs? [closed]

Several years ago, my neighbor, who was once working at IBM in the "earlier" times (he's above 60 now), told me a story about a customer who reported that the motherboard of one of these old IBM PCs ...
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Ps/2 mouse working with ubuntu but not with windows 7

I am using a ps/2 mouse with usb adapter. If I boot ubuntu with live dvd the mouse works but if I boot windows 7 it does not. My notebook model is HP pavilion g4-2005AU. It's a 3 button mouse. Any ...
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Can i use windows 98 keyboard on windows 10? [duplicate]

The keyboard is this one: http://goo.gl/iUrj72 I make this question because i read that w10 doesn't support PS2 keyboard. I have already tried on a wXP computer, it hasn't worked (only led were on). ...
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Do USB or PS/2 keyboards respond faster?

Do USB or PS/2 keyboards respond faster in terms of end-to-end input latency, keystrike to character appearing on the screen? Related: Under either connection, is the time between keystrike to ...
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PS/2 keyboard works in BIOS but no longer in Windows 7

This keyboard has been working fine yesterday. Today I start the computer and it stops working somewhere during the Windows logo animation (I keep toggling the Fn key to check). It doesn't react to ...
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Is USB keyboard faster than PS/2?

I recently joined a CNC manufacturing company and they have given me a project to work on. So the issue is the MDI keypad used in their CNC machine is of PS/2 interface and they feel that it is ...
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Do PS2 Keyboards work on Windows 10

I was just told that PS2 Keyboards aren't compatible with windows 10. Is this true. I was under the impression that they should work fine?
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Laptop's internal keyboard as an external one?

Firstly, let me say that I've never seen how a laptop's internal keyboard interface with the motherboard. Hence the question. The thing is I use an external keyboard and monitor, but I like how ...
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PS2 keyboard not working on a Windows and Ubuntu dual boot system

I have a Windows and Ubuntu dual boot system. From yesterday my keyboard is not working in either of the OS. But it works fine while selecting the operating system or installing an operating system. ...
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How to select grub entry via PS2 port?

We want to output the grub entry to serial port and select the grub entry on another machine via serial port. We have two machines. For the machine with built-in serial port, we followed the ...
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PS/2 Mouse not recognized at Windows XP startup

I have a PS/2 Logitech optical mouse connected through a KVM to a system running Windows XP. When the system starts up the mouse will not respond (does not appear to be getting power, optical light ...
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Is it safe to hot swap a PS/2 keyboard?

I've always powered down machine to change out PS/2 peripherals. Is it necessary?
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How can I use a wireless keyboard/mouse combo with a PS/2 KVM? [closed]

I purchased a wireless Logitech Wave mouse/keyboard combo and want to use it with my old PS2 KVM. I've seen a few converters out there that might work, but the problem is they connect one USB-> one ...
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Caps lock key behavior on PS/2 keyboard is reversed

I'm on a Windows 7 desktop with an external ps2 keyboard and its Caps lock key is behaving in opposite manner, like when I turn on the caps lock and the caps lock key light is lit its typing in small ...
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How do I get an existing Windows 8 installation to recognize a ps/2 keyboard?

How do I get an existing Windows 8 installation to recognize a PS/2 keyboard? The keyboard works when I'm in the bios, but once Windows starts, the keyboard stops working. The NumLock light is on, ...
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Gigabyte Motherboard Not Detecting Keyboard

My friend bought a Gigabyte motherboard for use in a hackintosh and for some reason it does not detect the keyboard. The keyboard lights up but no input is detected. He can not access the BIOS and has ...
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What is the end of this cable?

In the below image (from here), the "left" end (which I have labeled "A") is clearly two PS/2 ports. What is the "right" end (which I have labeled "B")? Does it connect directly to a motherboard? ...
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Flashing LEDs on 101-key Unicomp PS/2 keyboard

Background Purchased a Gigabyte motherboard (GA-78LMT-USB3) with a new computer about a week ago. The keyboard is a Unicomp 101-key PS/2 keyboard, which is what I am using to type this question ...
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Why is the PS/2 interface not plug-and-play?

PS/2 interface has existed since Windows 95 (that I can remember) and, while all another interfaces were upgraded (USB, USB2, USB3, …) or just died (such as Parallel, and the large one used for ...
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PS/2 Mouse with PS/2 to USB adaptor not working

I dug out an old IBM clone mouse with a PS/2 interface that I need to use on a modern machine. I have a PS/2 to USB adaptor, but it doesn't appear to work. It shows up in Device Manager as a HID ...
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Windows not recognizing mouse or keyboard

I purchased myself a Wild Dog Performance from System76 for Christmas and I am loving it; I've been forced to use Windows at work and having a machine that runs Ubuntu perfectly is a welcome relief ...
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Can I use my green (mouse) USB-to-PS/2 adapter for keyboards?

I have a USB keyboard which I want to connect over PS/2 to my computer. I only have a green USB-to-PS/2 adapter which has the symbol of a mouse on it. Can I use it for the USB keyboard anyways? My ...
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Can I plug a keyboard into a PS2 port labeled for a mouse?

I have an old laptop with a PS2 port and it has a mouse symbol on it. Does this mean I can only plug a mouse into this port and will a keyboard work?
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ps/2 port of the case doesn't work properly

I'm going to install Win XP on my computer (I had win 7 but had some problem with installing the HP printer on it and so I decide to install XP because that printer seems to be installed properly on ...
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In what way does non-“full n-key rollover” hinder fast typists? [closed]

Wikipedia claims (although the latter claim does not cite a source) that: High-end keyboards that provide full n-key rollover typically do so via a PS/2 interface as the USB mode most often used ...
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Using USB to PS/2 splitter it works good, but I can't type “<” and “>” on the PS/2 keyboard

I'm using a USB to PS/2 splitter it works good, but I can't type "<" and ">" on the PS/2 keyboard. The mouse works just fine, and so does the keyboard, except I can't type these to keys, which is ...
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can't access my bios with my usb keyboard no ps/2

my USB keyboard doesn't seem to be recognized at post. I have no ps/2 port. no port on my motherboard. Can't install my windows 7 cause I think is on gpt or else. I really need to get access to my ...
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When naming a port adapter which port should be said first?

For example a piece of hardware that plugs into a USB port and provides a PS/2 port, is it called a "USB to PS/2 adapter" or "PS/2 to USB adapter"?
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IBM Model M keyboard not detected on cold boot?

Sharing some experience for the clicky keyboards fans, hope it can be useful so somebody... A few months ago I got my first mechanical keyboard : an old IBM Model M, that I found in an electronic ...
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How to Determine if USB mouse supports PS/2?

Without having the mouse in hand, is there any way if I can determine if a USB mouse (ie: http://dx.com/p/usb-2-0-wired-red-laser-3200-2400-1600-800dpi-gaming-mouse-black-225631#tabProInfo) supports ...
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Transmission rate of PS/2

USB 2.0 full speed - 12 Mbps USB 2.0 high speed - 480 Mbps But what are the rates for PS/2?
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VirutalBox - How to use USB based mouse as PS/2 mouse?

I'm using VirutalBox to run Windows 1.1. But this version of windows only support PS/2 input devices (Keyboard/Mouse). So, Is there any methods to use USB Based mouse (and Keyboard) as PS/2 standard? ...
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Is it true a USB keyboard can cause a boot to fail?

We had a server running Big-IP and we through out the server hardware and (many years latter) I'm trying to wipe the hard disk. I was trying to boot in to a System Rescue CD so I can run Darik's Boot ...
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How can I insert my PS/2 mouse in a USB port?

I have an old but good PS/2 mouse that I want to use with my new Lenovo laptop. But there are no PS/2 ports. How can I use my good old mouse?
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Composite input to computer monitor

So I have a PS2 that I'd really like to connect to my computer monitor. My monitor only has input for HDMI and VGA, so I can't connect it directly. I have a TV Tuner PCI card (it came with the ...
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PS2-USB keyboard solutions (spring return keyboard, UK layout)

I have several really nice big old clicky spring return Dell keyboards (these go back to the Pentium 2 era, if anyone's wondering how I managed to get "Dell keyboard" and "nice" into the same ...
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Connect ps/2->usb keyboard to linux?

I have a lovely ancient ergonomic keyboard (no name SK - 6000) connected via a DIN->ps/2 adapter to a ps/2->usb adapter to my docking station. After Grub it stops working. It takes either suspending ...
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Adapter TRENDNET USB A — PS/2 doesn't work on notebook Asus

I have an adapter for connecting PS/2 keyboard and mouse to USB port on a notebook -- TRENDNET USB A (m) — PS/2 (see image below). Unfortunately, it doesn't work with my ASUS notebook (neither ...
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My computer has no place for a keyboard cord

I have a dell d630 laptop and I recently bought a Microsoft Natural Multimedia Keyboard 1.0a. When I looked over my computer for a place to plug the cord in, however, I couldn't find one. The end of ...
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Keyboard leds and X11 configuration changes randomly

I've been having this problem for a while now (= months). Though it's not life or death, it's like radiation poisoning - it accumulates, and reached a critical point. Here goes: The Numlock and ...