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Keyboard sometimes does not work

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by 4freebird, Sep 5, 2004.

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  1. 4freebird

    4freebird Thread Starter

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    I hope someone can help with this annoying problem.

    Sometimes when I boot up, my keyboard is inoperative. I have reinstalled the plug and checked all connections. Now when my keyboard does not work I simply reboot and everything is OK - no need to check the connection.

    Still this is a nuisance when the keyboard becomes inoperative and I wonder if there is something else I can do to try to eliminate this irritant.
     
  2. marathon851

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    I would try another keyboard and see if it happens with that one as well, then at least you can narrow it down to either a software problem or maybe your motherboard....
     
  3. 4freebird

    4freebird Thread Starter

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    Thanks marathon851, but I already tried this keyboard with another CPU and there were no similar problems. Even though the connecting port on both CPU's seems identical, I wonder if there is a minute difference in my current CPU (probably larger) so that the connection between my keyboard and the CPU is "lost" on initial bootup; hence the inoperative keyboard. But there is no problem with my mouse connection.
     
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