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Keyboard stopped working!! cant login!

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by frysy712, Oct 8, 2008.

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  1. frysy712

    frysy712 Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I need some help trying to solve a keyboard problem. Anyway, Awhile ago my keyboard decided to stop working... i remember there was some kind of usb port exceeding limitations error so i rebooted the computer and the keyboard didn't work at all. So I tried the broken keyboard out on our other computer and it still didn't work (so i thought it must be something wrong with the keyboard) So i got my keyboard that works from the other computer and everything was working again. But then shortly after the working keyboard stopped working (but it still worked on our other computer). So now none of our keyboards will work on the computer, however the keyboard that was working will still work when the computer loads up (e.g i can press f12/f2/f8) but when i get to the login screen i cant type anything so now i can't log in.

    sorry that was a bit confusing because im really sick and have a huge headache =\

    any help?
     
  2. muppy03

    muppy03 Malware Specialist

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    First are all the keyboards you ended up using USB? have your tried a ps2 one.
    Second you can always access the on-screen keyboard to log in, in the meantime.
    Start>Programs>Accessories>accessability>On-screen Keyboard
     
  3. frysy712

    frysy712 Thread Starter

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    all my keyboards are usb. I havn't tried a ps2 one because i don't have one and the computer doesn't support it. Also how am i supposed to access the on screen keyboard from the start menu if i can't log in?
     
  4. muppy03

    muppy03 Malware Specialist

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    Sorry I am a dufus!!

    So the keyboard works for a while? Ok Unplug all USB devices especially keyboard, unplug computer from actual wall socket for about 10- 15 mins. Plug in ONLY usb keyboard , boot computer and see if you get it working at least long enough to log in. If you do, might be an idea to remove password until problem is resolved. If you can get in we can then clean the 'ghosts' of the keyboards and get windows to recognise it as new hardware which should hopefully fix the problem.
     
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