usb support in dos?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by GhoulScout, May 9, 2004.

  1. GhoulScout

    GhoulScout OSNN Addict

    is there anyway to get usb support in dos? i'm trying to reinstall an operating system with my hp external cd drive because my laptops drive died on me. can anyone help with this?
  2. devynal

    devynal The Idiot Circus Boy

    Kind of just guessing here, but isn't there something like 'USB Legacy' in the bios that would allow operation in DOS?
  3. GhoulScout

    GhoulScout OSNN Addict

    the bios is very old, the laptop is a 266 and the bios is original
  4. Eiji

    Eiji OSNN Addict

    I recently got myself a USB keyboard and even after enabling USB legacy support in the BIOS, POST reporter indicates that no keyboard is detected and I can only enter the BIOS with the DEL key with a PS/2 keyboard hooked up.

    My MOBO is a A7V333. Why isn't my USB Keyboard working within the BIOS or DOS outside of an OS like WinXP?

    The keyboard works fine in WinXP but I had to config the BIOS to ignore checking for a keyboard at bootup.
  5. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    Some BIOS's have a USB Keyboard support option, check for this. As to the laptop problem I dont think there is any. If it was a new laptop then it would work but since its a 266 you maybe out of luck.

    Your best bet would probaby be a parallel port cdrom, it would be slow but it would work.