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Keyboard does not start after Windows XP starts up

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Mel, Mar 31, 2010.

  1. Mel

    Mel Flightless Bird

    Hello!

    A computer had a really bad virus with lots of pop-ups. I performed
    a
    completed hard drive format and clean install of Windows XP
    Professional.


    When the computer boots up, the keyboard comes on and the computer
    goes to windows.


    The computer does not have a PS/2 port, only USB ports. The USB mouse
    works, the keyboard does not work. I have tried using a different
    keyboard, plugging the keyboard into different USB ports, including
    the port the mouse was using. Nothing.


    I tried logging into safe mode, nothing.


    I reset the board by pulling up the little pin and also the battery.
    Nothing.


    I looked in the setup screen (which I can get to because at this
    point
    the keyboard works) and did not see any settings for legacy USB
    devices. I did not notice during POST there is a keyboard error. But
    when the computer starts up, it goes from the inital screen that lets
    you select F2 or F12, right to the Windows splash screen and
    ultimately windows.


    I am at a lost. I have no idea what to do. The mouse will allow me to
    click on things, but I can not type anything.


    I have read lots of forums and most of them deal if the mouse and
    keyboard do not work. However, in this case, the mouse does work, the
    keyboard does not.


    Any suggestions would be helpful.


    BTW, it has SP3. I made sure I installed an antivirus and all of the
    microsoft updates. I was able to do this with the keyboard and then
    something happened and now Windows does not recognize the keyboard.


    Do you think if I left it on, it would receive another update from
    windows and that could possibly fix the problem?


    Thanks!
    Melody
     
  2. ruic

    ruic Flightless Bird

    Mel,

    It sounds like your keyboard driver is messed up.

    Try going to device manager and under keyboard delete the HID keyboard
    device if it is there. If it is not there all the more reason to think that
    it is a driver problem.

    Once you know for certain that it is a keyboard driver problem google it.

    Rui

    "Mel" <melodynw@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:4e5d1d75-e2bf-45f5-bdc4-b334e56eeee5@h27g2000yqm.googlegroups.com...
    > Hello!
    >
    > A computer had a really bad virus with lots of pop-ups. I performed
    > a
    > completed hard drive format and clean install of Windows XP
    > Professional.
    >
    >
    > When the computer boots up, the keyboard comes on and the computer
    > goes to windows.
    >
    >
    > The computer does not have a PS/2 port, only USB ports. The USB mouse
    > works, the keyboard does not work. I have tried using a different
    > keyboard, plugging the keyboard into different USB ports, including
    > the port the mouse was using. Nothing.
    >
    >
    > I tried logging into safe mode, nothing.
    >
    >
    > I reset the board by pulling up the little pin and also the battery.
    > Nothing.
    >
    >
    > I looked in the setup screen (which I can get to because at this
    > point
    > the keyboard works) and did not see any settings for legacy USB
    > devices. I did not notice during POST there is a keyboard error. But
    > when the computer starts up, it goes from the inital screen that lets
    > you select F2 or F12, right to the Windows splash screen and
    > ultimately windows.
    >
    >
    > I am at a lost. I have no idea what to do. The mouse will allow me to
    > click on things, but I can not type anything.
    >
    >
    > I have read lots of forums and most of them deal if the mouse and
    > keyboard do not work. However, in this case, the mouse does work, the
    > keyboard does not.
    >
    >
    > Any suggestions would be helpful.
    >
    >
    > BTW, it has SP3. I made sure I installed an antivirus and all of the
    > microsoft updates. I was able to do this with the keyboard and then
    > something happened and now Windows does not recognize the keyboard.
    >
    >
    > Do you think if I left it on, it would receive another update from
    > windows and that could possibly fix the problem?
    >
    >
    > Thanks!
    > Melody
    >
    >
     

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