the keyboard is partially not working on the right side. not wet no dust. also it works just as i open the on-screen keyboard then stops again so software?thanksRead other answers
I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.
I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.
You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)
Wife reported dead mouse etc this morning.
Pressed start/stop button to reboot; chdsk came in, very slow, found 2 file index errors, which it fixed? (1 was config.xml file) and then it hung on reboot just before win login screen, with blank screen and centred mouse.
Pressed start/stop again and rebooted. Went through win login OK, desktop arrives, half way through startup keyboard and mouse go dead.
Tried different mouse, rebooted etc. same again.
Where do I go from here please?
Run virus/malware programs.
Safe mode - Check your event logs!
Also, you can go into the Control Panel>System>Advanced - Click the Settings tab for performance and select "Adjust for best performance."
I have tried everything I can think of. maintenance stuff (registry mechanic, ccleaner, ad-aware, symantec, defrag) and network stuff (restart the modem, kill the firewall (nvidias and windows))....
Firefox seems to log lots of errors in the console when I go to pages that the same version of firefox on my laptop (2 year old dell) doesn't have problems with.
I don't know what could be the problem, so all help and idea throwing is appreciated.
You could try reinstalling FireFox.
1) Download a fresh copy of Firefox and save it.
2) Save your bookmarks by exporting them using the Bookmark Manager menu.
3) Uninstall Firefox Using Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs.
4) Delete the Firefox directory under Mozilla in the Program Files directory.
5) Delete the Firefox directory under the Application Data directory in your user profile.
6) Reinstall Firefox using the download from Step 1.
7) Use the Bookmark Manager menu to import the bookmarks you saved in Step 2.
I'm helping a friend with his computer... it seems the boot drive has gone FUBAR.
I keep a spare computer to toss around, so I plugged his drive in to see if I could get it working. My spare is a Compaq from 1999 (old, I know... but it still works), it sees the addition of my friends possibly dead drive, but it's not showing up in Windows and can not be accessed from a DOS prompt.
The FUBAR'd drive in question is an older 20GB Maxtor drive, model # 2B020H1. I've tried downloading the MaxBlast utility, but there is no option to just mount the drive so Windows will see it.
So, my question is this........ Can I safely tell my buddy that his drive died a honorable death?... or is there still a spark of life left in it?
As a side note... any chance of life would be helpful... he's not exactly the most computer literate person, and was storing EVERYTHING he ever saved to his DESKTOP!!!
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For the last couple of months I've been having a great deal of trouble with Outlook 2003. I can be using it just fine, then out of nowhere it appears to stop responding to the keyboard or mouse - it eventually responds, but I'm talking about 2-3 MINUTES later. And the Viewing pane takes forever to present messages for viewing. Totally exasperating.
For a workaround I've been composing in Notepad, then copying and pasting into the email message. But this is very unsatisfactory. I've done a little diagnostic work and found that this happens when I'm using HTML as the basic stationery. When I use TXT files, there doesn't appear to be a problem. Except that not being able to use HTML is a royal pain, and it is necessary for me to conduct business.
I've run Spybot, Registry Mechanic, McAfee. Makes no difference. My ISP is Comcast, and I'm connected to my partner's workstation by ethernet cable. He has no trouble with his email, so it doesn't appear to be network related.
Short of reinstalling Outlook (oy!), any ideas what might be going on? Many thanks for any suggestions.
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hello... i was using my computer and it started to play up.... i rebooted and on start up i got a weird beeping sound until i switched it off, when i got it on the right half of my laptop doesn't work.. an example is no numbers work "o" doesn't work when i press "k" i get "lk" or "l" is "lk" and so on. i am having to use on screen keyboard, i believe the problem is numlock is enabled but i cant use the fn key either i also tried to use a key mapper and when i pressed o it thought it was the -> key i am running windows vista home premium on a toshiba l300d laptop
It sounds like the keyboard has actually failed. The beeps on startup indicate one of the keys is stuck down. You can try using a gas duster to clean out under the keys, but it might be the matrix underneath that's become stuck together. If that's the case it'll have to be replaced.
Hi i had a power cut the other day and half of my keyboard on my other computer isnt working its only about 9 months old any ideas anyone?
Well, it's a new one on me.
What is the keyboard doing? Is it that the keys only work occasionally, or not at all?
Have you tried swapping with another keyboard?
The right half of my Acer Laptop keyboard is typing numbers instead of letters. Not sure if I accidentally changed a setting or what, but I had to plug-in a separate keyboard in order to ask this question. My computer is new and is an Aspire One Cloudbook 14.
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The right half of my keyboard (L, O, 9, f9, and all other keys to the right) don't work. The only exceptions to this problem are the ']' key. Also, the only keys that don't work on the num-pad are 0456 and delete. The problem surfaced after I took my laptop apart to clean the fan, but once i reassembled the laptop, those keys didn't work. I know I must have put something back wrong, but I don't know how to fix the problem. I use a HP Pavilion 17-e017dx and am currently typing with an external keyboard.any help would be greatly appreciated.
You probably didn't fit the keyboard's cable into it's connector properly. Watch this video up to around 2mins30secs and reseat it :- https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=cbSHkHGAwKE
I just noticed my 2.5 month old all in one laptop is bent. After less than 10 uses (been busy so didn't get enough time to use it yet). You can see from the pictures how bad this is. I can actually insert my finger nail behind the screen a bit. I didn't notice this but I'm very frustrated. https://s11.postimg.org/599l1rk03/IMAG2026.jpghttps://s16.postimg.org/qot2kzww5/IMAG2021.jpg
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I have a toshiba satellite ( not sure the rest). At the moment I cannot use the left side of my keyboard and the screen after I manage to log in by using the on screen keyboard is not loading either. I have no idea if this is even fixable, any reccomendations?
Both of those items connect to the motherboard via flexible cables. Is it possible that something might have partially loosened them?
Hey, Just bought a new keybord, logitech g810. plugged i tin and it worked fine, downloaded logitech gaming software and it told mei needed to update the keyboard. Told me to unplug and replug the keyboard to start the update, but i did and nothing happened, and now its just dead. tired different usb ports with the old and the new keyboard and they are not broken, tried rebooting and tried to find the g810 in device manager but i cant find it.
Hello everyone, new here and hope I can get some help. Ive looked around here a bit and searched some but without much luck.
I have a Dell Inspiron 600m with windows XP (still under warranty) that has been very problematic.
The last few months have presented a whole slew of problems, so to keep it short i have reinstalled windows, started fresh and have used adaware, spybot and avg to get rid of a whole bunch of viruses and spyware.
Now, the keyboard won't work. It went from working, to spitting out dashes, equal signs and smilies and bringing up the help window for whatever program i am running, to simply nothing.
As far as i can tell all the software and drivers are up to date, and there appear to be no other problems
Its never been dropped, HOWEVER, a couple months ago (yes i know i sound like an idiot) i got a little big of orange juice on the keyboard...the start of the problems (many of which in the beginning i left out). Cleaning the keyboard seemed to work for some time, but recently its been acting up again.
during startup there is a lot of beeping, similar to what would result from a stuck key, but no keys appear to be stuck, and the computer seems to recognize the keyboard as fully functioning.
I hope I gave you all the info you need, and i appreciate any insight you can provide,
thanks in advance
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First I will say that my desktop has an extended warranty.
The desktop was behaving fine last night, and this morning, the keyboard appears to be dead. No lights glowing on it. I don't recall the connection in the back if it is USB or ??
Could it be mechanical or should I try a System Restore to yesterday or ??
Just wondering where to start to fix this ASAP.
Thanks in advance for any replies
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A new fairly new HP laptop, and a couple of times recently when I leave it for a while and it goes into hibernation, when I come back to it everything opens fine and I can move around to where I want to go, but when I try to type, the keyboard is dead!! Nothing!! Screen is fine, mouse works, touch pad works but the keys are dead!! I've tried everything I know but it is simply dead!! Only thing I have found that will get it back into operation is to shut down and re-boot. This is time consuming and really aggravating!! I even tried a "System Restore" to date before it happened the first time. No help.
Any ideas on what causes this or how to prevent it will be appreciated. It's not consistent, so I hesitate to take it back to the store until I can reproduce it.
My wife was typing an e-mail on my son's computer and the keyboard just stopped working. I went through all the troubleshooting exercises and it still doesn't work Would a keyboard just crap out all of a sudden like that? I should probably mention that it is a laptop computer.
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While typing in works I inadvertently entered an unknown combination of keystrokes which totaly killed ally keys on the keyboard. I believe one of the keys was the alt key.
I have had this problem in the distant past, but do not recall the remedy.
While typing in works I inadvertently entered an unknown combination of keystrokes which totaly killed ally keys on the keyboard. I believe one of the keys was the alt key.
I have had this problem in the distant past, but do not recall the remedy.
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Pressing random keystrokes won't screw up a keyboard. In windows, certain keystrokes can turn on windows sticky keys. To turn this feature off ctrl+alt+shift keys, or go to the control panel in the accessabilities options and unclick sticky keys option.
I read the posting of someone who was having similar problems, but there was no sure answer. I think I have come closer to figuring out the trigger, now if someone can help me pin it down, then figure out how to fix it next time it happens. I believe that somehow the bottom of my hand is hitting a combination of keys in the lower left corner of my keyboard and it is disabling my keyboard(maybe alt or ctrl + something else). I'd like to figure out what I'm hitting and how to undo it. The only way I know how to correct it at this time is to reboot. Any ideas?
Nothing you do would make it go dead besides it just wearing out, fluids spilled on it, plug on back of the computer loose, cord bad, etc. Pressing keys would not do it. Keyboards are kinda made for the keys to be pressed without the keyboard going dead unless it goes bad.
I have a laptop ( win xp home) that will boot up but the keyboard will not work , The mouse works but nothing else I reloaded the drivers for the keyboard but it still did not work . Any Ideas out there?? Thanks Joe
Welcome to TSG Joe! You've posted in the wrong forum and I've requested your thread be moved to the proper forum for a proper answer! Take care! angel
I have the same problem as some others on this site. A brand new Spectre x 2, out of the box, and the keyboard won't work. Mousepad is fine, I've got to the third screen in setup, and I can't enter the network key, So, I skip it and then can't enter the computer name and password. I've tried turning it off and hitting esc when it restarts, but there's no setup screen. I've tried detaching and reattaching the screen but no difference. To say I'm unimpressed is an understatement. Hope someone can suggest a way forward.Read other answers
Usually while surfing the web with my mouse, the keyboard goes dead. It does not work on or off the internet until I totally shut down and reboot. This did happen once while using my word processor. Restarting the computer doesn't help, only when completely shut down and then reboot will the keyboard work again. I have tried 2 different (new) keyboards, and the problem persists. All connections are solid.
I am running Windows 95 on a CTX 266 computer. Hope someone can help.
Good move with second keyboard, my first thought.
How about the driver. If you the 95 setup disk, Go to device manager and remove driver and reboot. Windows will detect new key board and you will be prompted to insert win 95 disk.
Worth a try?
Hello, I would like to know if it is a hardware problem of the keyboard on my Acer AspireV5-571P, only some fkeys are working and the numpad enter iis working I already tried the following:
Reinstall keyboard drivers
Tried with a live USBLinux and the keyboard isnt working in Linux too.
Is it a hardware or software problem? Thanks !
anything spilt on it
if not try an external keyboard and the windows on screen keyboard
control panel ease of access - on screen keyboard
In the middle of typing in a URL, the keyboard on the laptop went dead. Rebooting did nothing. Plugging in an external keyboard did nothing. Removing and reinstalling the driver did nothing. It doesn't work in the dos window either. (that was suggested) and I cannot get it to work prior to windows opening, like I was trying to get into the bios. Both the touch pad mouse and the external mouse operate correctly, but none of the keys.
I was thinking of erasing the disk and installing a new version of XP Pro that I have, but I might not be able to complete the install because I might not be able to type in the registration numbers.
If it will boot from a floppy first - try reloading the bios defaults, setting the floppy as the first boot device and then booting from a floppy boot disk - if it still doesn't work you've probably got a hardware problem. (if a floppy is out of the question then try 'safe mode command prompt')
Church lady decided to install Windows Live care on the HP XP machine.
Decided to delete Norton files since they were "old".
Now the computer goes thru boot process and looks okay, but no keyboard or mouse. Can't boot emergency boot cd or recovery cd as the bios is not set to allow cd boots. Can't get into Setup to change boot options, since F1 key is dead. Haven't tried boot floppy yet. Any ideas how to recover from this/why kb and mouse are dead?
I searched a bit and cannot find a similiar problem,
after a power outage in our area the lights came back on,but the comp room did not.the outside breaker was blown,reset.tried to start my comp(it is on a powerstrip surge protector) and the lights will light up,the fans will start.but no video or my usb lighted keyboard will not light up or work.
I took out side and evicted a commune of dust bunnies,and replugged connecters.still nothing.
I replaced my motherboard with somthing similar I had a AMD a64 X2 5200+ chip on a gigabyte m59sli motherboard.and replaced it with MSI AM2+ motherboard with similar specs it still did not work.reinstalled old MB.I checked all my voltages from the power supply with my dvom and noitheing was out of spec (on all leads).
I dont want to keep throwing parts at it .is there any other thing I can check for?
Hope I described my problem enough.
and thanks in advance
It's a good chance the power outage took out the Motherboard and or HDD, maybe even the PSU.
Remove the HDD and put it on another computer as a Slave or with a USB Adapter, this will test the drive and you can at least save any files off of it. Replace the PSU and unplug everything but the RAM, does the computer Post? If so, then start to add each individual part until you find one that won't let the computer boot.
Hello. Thanks in advance for your expertise.
Recently my mouse and keyboard have stopped working. I am running Windows XP Media Center Edition on a Dell Dimension machine. When I reboot the machine (using the button on the PC) it loads up and gets me to the user selection screen but I can't do anything at all. Here are a few notes that should help:
I have tried hooking up multiple keyboards and mouses. None work (so I know it's not an issue with them as they work fine on my laptop)
I only have USB connections, no PS2 connections on my PC at all so I can't try a PS2 Mouse or Keyboard
I have tried ONLY plugging in the mouse or ONLY the keyboard and neither work
The Optical mouse lights up for about ten seconds then turns off if I unplug it and plug it back in. Even with the optical light on, the mouse doesn't move on the screen.
While loading, at the Dell screen where it says "Press F2 to enter Setup" the keyboard still doesn't work. So I can't get into BIOS nor can I start the machine in safe mode.
So here are my questions:
What do I do about this?
Can I install either new USB inputs or PS2 inputs without being able to use a mouse or keyboard or even load Windows (can't get past user/login screen)?
If I need to reload Windows, how do I get the data off of my harddrive?
Reset the Bios from the Motherboard
Power cord out
Hold in the ON button for 30 secs, dispersing internal power
Side cover off (who knows, some of the Dell's are hard to work this simple part out)
Take out (remove) the button battery (there's a small clip top side)
Locate the reset jumper, and move it to pins 2 and 3 (it's probably in pins 1 and 2 at the moment)
Wait 10 secs (no need really, but good time to rest )
Then put the jumper back (ie to pins 1 and 2)
Put the cmos round button battery back in
Put the power cord back in (and everything else)
Wha La :grinthumb
When waking system up from sleep state with knocking USB keyboard key - sometimes (pretty frequently) the system wakes up but the keyboard is deadlike - cannot type logon password, cannot ALT-CTRL-DEL, nothing.
That never happens when waking the system up with power button.
Any idea what is wrong???
hello and welcome to the forums i had the same problem(Keyboard not resuming pc from sleep) and i solved mine by changing the the usb settings in power settings.Read other 8 answers
Splashed water on my keyboard, now it is dead. After air drying 3 days I have taken it off and I see no moisture but I air dried everything with hair dryer on cool. Touch screen functions prefectly well. Device manager says keyboard ok. Is there a way that I can remove keyboard and test to see if it is the problem? For instance can I check for continunity with an ohm meter? I really don't want to buy a new keyboard and find the old one is not the problem but something in the electroniics.Read other answers
I have a problem. Its all fine during POST, no "keyboard not detected" msg
appearing, but I cant press delete or any other keys to get into BIOS setup.
Keyboard's "Num Lock" lights do not flash. Windows will load but both the keyboard and mouse is dead. Tried other keyboard with the same result. tried the keyboard on another PC - works fine.
Previously the windows had a pci.sys error - "pci.sys not found." ive transported the HD to another PC and reformats the HD, and installs a fresh WINXP on it. Windows now loads fine on the new and old PC, but keyboard and mouse is dead on the old PC.
Have a USB adapter for keyboard but same result. tried the USB ports, both 2 ports on back of PC, and 2 other ports on casing (front). So i guess shouldnt be a problem with the ports, because ive just changed the casing to new and the front ports are fresh,never been used.
AMD duron 750MHz
mobo EPOX EP-8KTA2
128MB SDRAM PC133
PS2 keyboard with USB adapter.
some guy suggested flashing the BIOS, but i do know how to that when i cant get my keyboard and mouse to work.
maybe, and just maybe, my PS2 keyboard and PS2 mouse ports are broken and the USB keyboard setting in BIOS is not enabled. then how?
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Fantastic, I have been running wn2k with no down time 4 a year and just when I need most, silly me decides to find out why some of those extra "helpful" net/media buttons on my cheap keyboard by asking 2K for the appropriate driver.
It warns me but I say OK and restart and POOF! no mouse or keyboard. Locked out. No kersor and I cant even press caps locked to show lite. (both work fine in my 2nd partition under 98)
The driver I picked was just the Micsoft enhanced (similar) kB I think.
Have tried Safe mode, Last Settings saved, Nope!
Tried dif keyboard, as you do, and no change.
Have read a couple of dif posts some saying remove Bios Battery for 5mins, others saying boot in DOS and bla bla...Im no good in DOS. (willing to keep trying)
Alot of the posts also say Logitec mouse was problem but dont have 1.
Can anyone direct me to something they may remember in this field.
Or can someone explain how I might fix using 98???????
Much appriciated, urgent work to finish.
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Whist I was using notepad at home to write something I found that the following keys on my laptop are dead r, u,y, 2,4,and 0. virtually all the computing I have done in the last few days is general browsing for television listings and email. I use use notepad for wordprocessing beacuse its quick.
I have only tested out the lowercase alphabet and the set of numbers, but not the full set. I am using another computer from a different location to type this posting. My keyboard is a standard Sony laptop qwerty keyboard.
I have a Sony Vaio laptop, WinXP Pro, 512Mb RAM. I have checked for viruses, fierwall and ran spybot and the laptop appears to be clean. I rebooted with a restore point from a couple of days ago when I know everything was working and it still made no difference this morning. The keys are still dead. I cannot check the keys with an external keyboard to compare becasue I do not have a spare one. I will try to get one.
In the meantime if anyone has suggestions it would be most welcome.
May I add I was helped out by you guys ony a few days ago when my external USB hardrive suddenly became inactive and the problem was solved by a 'USB drive cleanup'
Many thanks in advance.
Spoiler (Highlight to read)My keyboard is completely unresponsive, just after my warranty ended. I can't find a spare part and without the keyboard the computer is useless to me. I will not pay 60dollars to have customer service tell me it is dead.My keyboard is completely unresponsive, just after my warranty ended. I can't find a spare part and without the keyboard the computer is useless to me. I will not pay 60dollars to have customer service tell me it is dead.Read other answers
My desktop computer was in Hibenate mode and I unpluge the power to change the memory card then i took the memory and put it back again the same as it was . and after I did put the power back and try to push the button as usall nothing came to the monitor like is not connect to any video hard drive . I did test many things . I am just shock the keyboard and mouse are dead and even num lock of keybord doesn't respond and i did check all the mouse and keyboar is not out of order , even i did reset the BIOS of motherboar , i don't know what to do anymore . Is motherboard DEAD? I don't know .
please inform me .
thanks in advance .
Are there any lights on the Computer at all (or even fan startup on Power supply
Other than checking the power source (ie have you tripped your circuit breaker)
It sounds as though the power supply unit inside your PC has died
One last option unplug the power cable
hold the PC power button in for 20 secs
Replg the power cord (firmly) in
Restart (well try)
I bought the 2016 version of Thinkpad X1 Carbon 3 months ago and the machine type is 20FB. I had Windows 10 and Arch Linux installed where I enabled UEFI and use systemd-boot as default bootloader. The keyboard died occationally when I reboot from Arch Linux and doesn't have power adapter connected (i.e. use battery). After it happens, the LED light on FnLk button is still on but the keyboard won't respond me for any key I pressed. (can't turn on the keyboard back-light, can't select OS to boot, can't enter BIOS by F1, etc..) However, if I connect a USB keyboard and use that keyboard to boot into Windows, the keyboard on the laptop will fix itself. I think It's not a hardware problem because the windows 10 system can fix the keyboard at boot stage and in Linux when this bug was hit, though the keyboard doesn't respond, but I can still see the keyboard device mounted on /dev. Just for some reason it doesn't generate interrupts as it should. I called customer support several times but they keeps saying they'll mail me a box and I should send my machine back to them. And they claimed it's the only thing they can do. So I came to forum for help. I guess many of you will have multiple OS installed. Did you have this problem? If I'm the only one having this problem, I might really have to mail my machine back. But I definitely don't want to do it as this is my work laptop. The problem is pretty annoying because Arch Linux is my default boot system. When this bug hit,... Read moreRead other answers
I have an HP DV9700T laptop. Is there a tech that reads this forum?
My (9 O L . ) buttons are dead on my laptop.
I ordered a new one & installed it. I still have the same problen.
A friend told me it may be a component (chip, diode, or resistor) on the MB that died.
There must be a tech that knows what controls these keys.
Any help, Please??
Have you tried an external keyboard? This will test whether your problem is with the keyboard, keyboard connector, or keyboard controller. Let us know how you get on.
presario 2500. Boots AOK, no error messages but the keyboard does not work at all even during boot. Computer works aok all except keyboard.. If keyboard is removed from the laptop it will still do an errorless boot and windows xp will show a keyboard plugged in and working fine. How does BIOS check out a keyboard that is not attached? What is going on and what can be done to get keyboard working? (It is a new kb from HP, same results with old one.) External keyboard aok and on screen keyboard aok. Thanks.
A friend has a Gateway PC approx 5 yrs old running XP Home. It doesn't have any PS/2 ports or serial ports. It came with a keyboard where the USB mouse plugged into the USB keyboard.
When the computer is booted the keyboard & mouse are recognized. I can get into bios and the keyboard works. If I go to the safemode options screen the keyboard works to select options. If I boot from a CD the keyboard works to select options. But if I boot into safe mode (or any other available options) the keyboard and mouse are both dead at the login screen. I tried booting (from this same options screen) to a previous configuration that worked, but still no luck. Gateway tech support told him it's likely the motherboard and tried to sell him one for $400. I'm thinking drivers (maybe a virus...?) but can't get into windows without the keyboard & mouse. Any ideas?
Thanks in advance.
I unplugged the keyboard from my PC whilst it was on, and it immediately shut down and now won't turn on, can anybody offer any help please?
if the keyboard was a PS2 type you may have destroyed its ability to use
if your machine has USB, then you could see if a USB keyboard works.
don't leave the other keyboard plugged in the PS2 jack when you try this.
My neighbor brought her Sony VAIO PCG-7y2l running vista to me to try to get the keyboard working. I have spent hours but with no success with this. I don't even see it listed in Device Manager and the keyboard does not even work in safe mode. USB keyboard works just fine. Any ideas as to what to try appreciated.
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I have been monitoring KB articles about dead keyboard on wake-up after sleep, but there is a related problem in Windows 7 as follows:
1. A DOS-based application using ISAM files running under CMD.EXE rebuilds an ISAM index requiring many tens of thousands of disk accesses. On completion the files are correctly closed, no errors have been reported, but the keyboard is dead.
2. Other parts of the same DOS-based app. are effectively a report generator working on the same ISAM files. On completion of a long report the keyboard is again dead.
This bug appears to be NOT hardware related in that it occurs in many makes of PC with many manufacturers' motherboards.
The bugs affects both USB and PS-2 type keyboards alike.
The bug is not in the keyboard hardware because the Windows on-screen keyboard behaves similarly.
The mouse is not affected. Indeed the only recovery from this error is to use the mouse to kill the application.
The bug was not present in any previous version of Windows (95/98/ME/2000/XP) and seems to have been fixed in Windows 10 (either by design or accident).
Any advice would be much appreciated because these PCs are running 24/7 in a retail EPOS environment.
I just set up a new PC:
* Gigabyte GA-M59SLI-S5
* AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+
* 1 GB DDR2 400 RAM
After setting everything up I did the first test run (without HDD) and the bios started up ok without any errors (except "no hdd"). Now, what puzzles me is that the keyboard does not work. Neither via USB, nor on PS/2. I've tried two keyboards with the sames results: no response to any input, the num and caps lock lights stay off, no matter what I do.
On my existing PC, both keyboards work fine.
I'm a bit worried now that I might have damaged the processor or motherboard during installation.
Any help is greatly appreciated!
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I just installed Fedora core on the computer I built a few months ago. I did not try to boot into windows. The next day, I completely redid my room and moved my computer onto another wall. I booted it the day after and none of the inputs (PS/2, USB, FireWire) worked.
I pushed the power button, It started booting. It asked if I wanted to boot into windows or linux, I pushed the down arrow on my keyboard and nothing happened. Uh-Oh. It booted Windows by default and brought me to the Welcome screen. I looked at my mouse and was relieved to see its LED turn on. I clicked on my account, and logged in. (Thank God I don't have a password). I found that the keyboard still didn't work.
I looked on the back of the computer and saw that I was using a PS/2 keyboard. I proceded to plug in a USB keyboard, and it still didn't work. I unplugged the mouse and put the keyboard in its place. It still didn't work. I put the mouse back in, and the LED didn't come on.
I reset and put the keyboard in place of the mouse. I could then select options on the boot manager, but my mouse didn't work, and as soon as I unplugged the keyboard, the USB port stopped responding.
I have never, ever seen anything like this before. I tried cleaning the dust out of my computer (not much, I've only had it for about 3 months or so), and I still have the same problem. It sounds a little like a short, but even the ports in the PCI cards I have don't work. What's especially weird is that the monitor is working thr... Read more
Can you get into your BIOS setup utility?
Should be the DEL key at the ASUS AI Proactive POST overlay.
If not, read your motherboard manual for the procedure for reseting the CMOS, and then do so.
I picked a guy off of Craigslist services to fix the dc jack on my HP Pavillion laptop (zv5000). Got the laptop back a day later and now the keyboard doesn't work, at all. I called him up and he says to bring it back and he'll fix it. He thinks it's a simple "connector" fix, but now I don't trust him. What do you think? I'm nervous about letting him touch it again.
Well, you can either have him fix it, or someone else. Perhaps if it's so "simple", you can watch him fix it. I think it may be just the seating of the flex cable to the keyboard, but that's obviously a guess.
Dear all, To resolve issues with USB I updated the BIOS of the Z440 workstation to v2.31.After the upgrade, the PS2 keyboard is not functioning anymore.Is this a known issue ?Is a solution available ?WR, Kees
I donīt have an answer but i did also upgrade my BIOS in my Z440 to v2.31 yesterday and my USB connected keyborad still works as expected. So if you have an USB keyboard you should at least be able to use the machine until the issue is solved.Read other 1 answers