computer doesn't recognize keyboard input when using Windows XP boot disk

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by vanessa1, Mar 24, 2007.

  1. vanessa1 macrumors newbie

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    I installed boot camp and put my Windows XP boot CD in my Macbook. When it gets to the screen to choose an option to start windows, it asks me to press enter to continue. I push enter and it does nothing. I tried to plug in an external keyboard and it didn't recognize those inputs either. Please help.
     
  2. faketom macrumors newbie

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    I am having this same problem with my mac pro. What is wrong? I am searching the forums for answers...
     
  3. AndyFM84 macrumors newbie

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    I am also having the same issue. Does anyone know a solution?
     
  4. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Try fn+Return on laptops.
    Try clicking the mouse to gain focus to the window and then hit Return.

    Oh.. and Windows Enter = Mac Return
     
  5. AndyFM84 macrumors newbie

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    I've tried your suggestions but still not responding to it. is there anything else that i could try?
     
  6. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    Sorry, dunno.. I've had no problems at all with BootCamping MBs, MBPs, MPs, and iMacs.
     
  7. AndyFM84 macrumors newbie

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  8. leroymuc macrumors newbie

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    I had the same problem, although it worked in previous times. What solved it for me is to use a different Windows XP installation CD. I would NEVER believe this if anyone told me it was the solution, but apparently there were no keyboard problems with the other XP CD.
     
  9. delahappy macrumors newbie

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    I had the same problem. I simply booted in OSX, removed the partition, and started from scratch with the boot camp instructions. The second time I installed windows it worked (from the same disk as the first).
     

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