Keyboard doesn't work.

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lane3692

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After a power outage my brothers keyboard quit working. He has a desk top computer only one year old. He uses XP. We have rebooted several times. When booting up before Windows opens DOS says it can not find the keyboard.

We made sure the keyboard is plugged in properly (It is not USB connected). We tried another working keyboard, which also didn't work. In Windows we tried adding new hardware. The keyboard is not showing up in the hardware list.

Everything worked fine until the power outage. The computer was in the sleep mode at the time. The mouse continues to work fine and everything else works like it should.

Thank you!
 
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Have you tried going to ~Control Panel~Keyboard~Hardware~ and checking device status....Or has he tried troubleshooting.
 

lane3692

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The control panel-devices does not show a keyboard. The only change occurring was a power outage.
 
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If you are getting the no keyboard message before Windows loads then the problem is not Windows related. Power problem may have damaged the MB. So it makes sense to try a USB Keyboard as suggested.
 
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im sorry darth_denz didnt see your post about the keyboard

must off went brain dead

thib4
 
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Most probably the power surge damaged the mobo's keyboard socket. Try a USB keyboard like the other's suggested.
 
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