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keyboard driver problem

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by DarrenW, Jan 23, 2002.

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  1. DarrenW

    DarrenW Thread Starter

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    ok folks, i upgraded to XP Pro at home (over top of Win98SE) and it was working great until i ran the cleanup manager and re-booted my machine. at the log-on password prompt my keyboard is dead. I suspect corrupted XP driver. The keyboard works in Recovery Console, but freezes my machine as soon as i touch it in the GUI. SO, i cannot log-on. Recovery Console doesn't seem to offer any options to get me back in and the LastKnownGoodConfiguration didn't work, nor can i log into safe mode. What now?
     
  2. Brooks

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    From the recovery console, you can go to C:\Winnt\system32\dllcache. There should be a backup copy of the keyboard drivers here. Copy them back to c:\winnt\system32 and also place a copy into c:\winnt\system.



    (or C:\Windows\*, depends on how XP was installed)

    Hope this helps.
     
  3. DarrenW

    DarrenW Thread Starter

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    well, it could've helped but i corrupted my boot record and was unable to repair it. i eneded up formatting the partition and doing a clean install of XP rather than an upgrade over top of Win98. Oh well, everything but the damn registry was recoverable so it looks like i'll be busy re-installing programs this weekend. The really crappy thing was i had a Ghost image of my win98 but couldn't restore it because i changed the file system to NTFS from FAT32. At any rate i think the clean install of XP will work better.
    Thanks for the help.
     
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