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F8 key does not work when installing XP on a new SATA HD RRS feed

  • Question

  • Trying to install XP on a new sata hd, pressed f6 OK and installed the sata driver from a usb floppy. I then get to the MS agreement page but the f8 key does not work so cannot get any further. Am using a new MS digital media 3000 keyboard. Help!! Any ideas? I've googled the problem and I can find other users experiencing the same problem but they are installing XP on a Mac. My PC is a Dell.
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    Saturday, November 28, 2009 11:20 AM

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  • The Easiest way to solve the issue is to use a PS/2 KEYBOARD and I guarantee you that will work!! Hence, If any one else knw different methods to solve the problem for those that dont have PS2 port, please feel free to provide info.
    Monday, January 4, 2010 4:49 AM