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I have a machine with WIN server 2008 R2 installed, when the machine boots up, it says keyboard failure.

The keyboard I had was from an older machine and was PS/2, I got a PS/2 to USB converter in order for it to work, but it says keyboard failure and doesn't work.

Is it because it's pretty old and that's it, or does it have to be USB? I'm going to look into a new one, but want to make sure I don't get this issue again...


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It's probably nothing to do with Windows. The error you referenced sounds like it comes from the BIOS. My guess is your keyboard or adapter is broken. Could also be the PS2 port on the mobo.

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