Why won’t my HP all-in-one PC recognise my keyboard?

Tom S April 6, 2014

My wife bought me an HP Pavillion all in one with a touch screen and running Windows 8.1. I wanted to try to run Linux Mint from a USB key, and accidentally disabled all the USB ports. Now I can’t boot the computer because it will not accept input from the USB mouse or keyboard, and at boot time, the touch screen does not accept input.

It asks me to insert a Windows startup disc, which was not supplied with the computer. How can I access the start up menu now?

  1. Hovsep A
    April 6, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    reset cmos battery, see if it will work for you. remove cmos battery for like 1h then reinsert and boot. On some motherboard there is a button to clear cmos battery.