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Keyboard Frozen during boot up

Q: Keyboard Frozen during boot up

I have a problem. I have a USB keyboard that came with my Dell Dimension that is about 3 years old. When I start my computer and am trying to press f8 to change the boot order, it doesn't do anything even though the lights on my keyboard are lit up. This also happens when I shut down my computer without clicking shut down, and it comes up saying "Do you want to start windows normally" in which case I have to sit there for 20 seconds since I can't use my keyboard to select it. I have already tried trying a different keyboard but the same thing happens.

I hope I am clear. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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A: Keyboard Frozen during boot up

You could try using another USB Port. is the usb connected to the pc or is it on an external powered USB Hub.? the reason I ask is Hubs can cause problems if too many devices are attached and no extra power is used to power the extra ports. If the ketboard lights up its getting power but the settings in bios could be messed up too. then you need to tell bios to use US Keyboard.

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Hello! Hopefully i've come to the right place to get some help with this annoying problem that my computer, or perhaps windows xp pro, has developed.

I've had this now for several months but it's not until recently that it has become a serious problem. When I boot my computer everything runs fine until it gets to the windows user login page and then I realize that neither the keyboard nor the mouse cursor work. As far as I know, this is not a problem with my keyboard or mouse since after i shutdown manually and startup again everything works fine. I can log on, enter safe mode... whatever.. eveything works normally. Then when I shut down (or restart) and boot again the same problem re-occurs. However, the computer is not frozen when this happens... It just seems to be the keyboard and mouse that dont work.

Right now i have a terrible spyware/malware/virus/trojan infection on my computer and i have been trying to get it back into decent condition but one of the detection programs that i use requires me to restart and have the program run during startup (therefore not allowing the virus to load). The program has found a trojan (maybe several) but I cannot delete it because... well, see above. The option to do this is selected when everything works, the process is done when everything doesnt work, and when i need to press a key 1-9 do choose what to do with this trojan i cant do anything.

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A:Solved: Frozen cursor and keyboard, every other boot

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HI all;

This is my very first ever post to this forum, so please bear with me....

My Dell Optiplex GX620 pc (Win XP SP3, 4gb RAM, 128GB SSD, integrated video and sound) after working just fine for the past 5 years suddenly decided to stop recognizing my USB keyboard and mouse. Thinking that possibly they may have gone south, I switched both components but got the same results.

To make a long story short, here's what I've attempted:
Swapped both keyboard and mouse
Reset the BIOS to factory default
Removed then replaced the CMOS battery to bring the unit to hard reset
Booted from XP CD and attempted to run the recovery console, but keyboard stopped functioning when the XP setup, blue DOS screen appeared with the three choices ("enter" for install, "r" for recovery console and "f3" for exit)
Removed and tested each memory DIMM individualy, in the Dell, to make sure it may not be a RAM problem.
As you may have noticed, above, the keyboard works fine during POST and in the BIOS, but not once any other DOS or GUI appears. At the XP logon screen, I cannot operate either the keyboard or the mouse...

Doing a search on this forum, I did find a similar issue posted by Nick77777 back in June of 2010. But, in his case the mouse functioned properly; keyboard only was frozen. The problem occured after he had run some software, which is not the case here; this pc worked fine, but then was not used for about a month, if that means anything.

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A:Keyboard and mouse frozen at boot; unable to logon

Good luck.
I was helping another person with a Dell in August or September with the same issue. As soon as windows loads, the keyboard and mouse no longer work. We never did get it working.

Just to rule out a window problem, I had him boot a linux live CD/DVD. The keyboard and mouse did not work in linux either.

If you know how to burn an ISO, download linux, burn it to a CD or DVD depending on the size, fire it up and see if the keyboard and mouse work.

This test
Booted from XP CD and attempted to run the recovery console, but keyboard stopped functioning when the XP setup, blue DOS screen appeared with the three choices ("enter" for install, "r" for recovery console and "f3" for exit)Click to expand...

leads me to believe that the issue will persist in linux.
 

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Dell keyboard frozen on Inspiron 8600, It may be a security lock on the Bios?
If some one has a idea please let me know.

rkalish
 

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ok im new and i need help my keyboard n working ad idk why i know it can work cuz i can open up the bios and use it there whats wrong?
 

A:frozen keyboard

please would you write in full language
keyboard n working ad idk why i know it can work cuzClick to expand...

- this is a global site and some helpers here do not have English as their first language so you would get a lot more response and help if you DO NOT use text speak.. thanks

As the PC boots tap F8 a menu will appear - choose "Safe Mode" from the menu - see if the keyboard now works
 

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Keyboard freezes while computer is in use.  Caps lock key flashes 5 long and 3 short.  This happens fairly often and the only solution I have so far is a reboot.

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Capslock blinking can possibly indicate a hardware problem

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My Compaq lap top is about 6yrs old and currently loads up with Windows XP but when finished I am unable to use the keyboard as it is completely frozen. The touch pad does work and allows me to point to programs on my desk top but when I click to open them it automatically open Note Book and it the letter N keeps repeatidly scrolling across. Since Window does load up my virus scan does work and I have allowed it to do a full virus and malware scan but they show up clean. I have tried going into DOS to try to fix the problem but since my keyboard is frozen it doesn't allow me to tab down to start manually so it automatically load WindowsXP. I occasionally get the blue screen telling me that perhaps hardware was installed incorrectly. The only thing I can thing of causing the blue screen is when I have used my wireless router in the past it would sometimes cause the blue screen to pop up and I would have to close everything down and reboot. I know that if I bring my lap top in to a computer store to fix they are going to suggest getting a new Lap Top since they relatively inexpensive now but trying here first before I do that.
Thanks for your help.
 

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Hi ,
I am using a laptop right now because my computer keyboard is frozen. I was playing on a game a I started randomly typing in letters and now I can't type anything on it, the mouse works perfectly its just that I can't type in any letters and it is stuck on cap lock.

I hope you can get back to me soon , thanks
 

A:Frozen keyboard

very likely a stuck down key.
Try another keyboard to make sure.
Is the caps lock light on.
Are there any other indicating leds showing.
Disconnect the keyboard and lightly keep tappng each key to ensure that the response feels correct.
 

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I just open my new HP Envy x360 and the keyboard stopped working after 5 minutes

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Hi. I am really not too good with computers so sorry if this is a stupid question...I have been having problems with my computer in the past few days. The worst problem is that my keyboard seems to be locked and I am unable to type anything. Although sometimes I can type but when I type K it comes out * or the typing is very slow and I have to press the same key 5 times before something shows up on the screen. I was looking at the Keyboard section under Control Panel/Systems and it does have Interrupt Request 01 listed there. What is that? Could that be causing the problem? Also I have been getting a lot of error messages while using Word where I have to close it down. The other problem is that a few times a message has come up that I need to fix the Active Desktop....Do you have any ideas of what could be wrong?
Thanks,
Cheryl
 

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Hello, I recently installed a Windows XP Pro into my computer and had some problems with it, I followed instructions leading me into deleting some of my registries and now everytime I start my computer up, my keyboard and mouse won't respond to anything, I have tried replugging them but it was a no go. If anyone could help me it would be greatly appreciated.

Oh, just so if you wanted to know, I followed the instructions here leading me into deleting my registries: http://support.microsoft.com/default...;EN-US;Q311755

A:Frozen Keyboard/Mouse

hi i dont normally offer help to people so get help from others aswell

I had a similar problem, if your keyboard is usb try making sure usb is enabled in the bios mine was not i changed and all fine now.

i am not saying this is your problem but is worth looking at.

Cobra

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Turned on the pc normally and after booted and have the desktop con view bit when I use the mouse it moved as usual and after a few sreconds it is frozen and the same happens with the keyboard because no responde any keys.The same happens un safe mide. Unable to turn off the pc excepto by disconnecting the cord. Any help is welcome. Thanks un avance.

A:Mouse and keyboard frozen

Hi mloo55,
 
Are both these items corded? Also, are the mouse and keyboard new? Is the computer? Try using an older mouse/keyboard and see if those work. The more information we have the better the chances of finding a solution. 
Regards,
Daniel.

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Hi and thanx for offering this invaluable service for those of us struggling in this hi-tech world!I bought a second hand p4 which had been running on wireless mouse and keyboard BUT when i bought it i was fobbed off with a cheapo WIRED mouse and keyboard (not usb).I have now set up the system in its new home and switched it on but the mouse and keyboard are totally non-responsive.Any ideas???
Im using Windows xp home edition pack 2.
 

A:Keyboard and mouse frozen!!!

Did you plug the mouse and the keyboard in the right ports? Did you actually see this keyboard and mouse working before you bought the system?

It is quite common for PS/2 ports to die - maybe there was a reason the system was used with USB/wireless?
 

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Hello to all at TSF,
I am using my computer for about 3 yr with Windows XP SP3 without any problem.
For protection I install paid software EMSISOFT Anti-Malware (starting at booth), Zone Alarm firewall and Avast Antivirus (starting manually ones a week).
A few days ago my computer starts rebooting itself randomly after 5 minutes to 2 hours regardless what program is in use at that moment. After reboot it behaves normal, I can use any program or internet as usual till next reboot. I uninstall some audio software (installed a month ago) clean computer and registry and now I get keyboard and mouse frozen instead rebooting. Only restart (power Off / On) helps until the next random time keyboard and mouse gets frozen.
I would appreciate it, if someone can help me to resolve this problem.
Regards,
GM741

A:Frozen Mouse & Keyboard

Try navigating to Device Manager and checking the Keyboard and Mouse listings to see if it reports any errors.

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I have an Award BIOS and ASUS MB P-III 650, it froze up yesterday saying keyboard error and also battery needed to be replaced (3V). I replaced the battery and now the CMOS is frozen. I have no keyboard control whatsoever. The CMOS is frozen on CPU/BUS/PCI Freq (Mhz) - 66.8/33.4;

I am not able to manuever anywhere with the keyboard. What gives?
 

A:Frozen Keyboard & BIOS

The keyboard could have a stuck key or be fryed. Have you tryed a new one?

There should be a way of resetting the CMOS with a jumper. Check your manual or go to the ASUS site with the correct model number to find the jumper. BOL
 

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I have a problem that cropped up after the last Microsoft update. I cannot log on. The cursor is frozen and the keyboard's password input is not recognized by the PC. As a result, I cannot get into the PC to disable or eliminate the password and open. How do I fix this? This is my home PC. I'm the only user.

My O/S is Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit. AMD Athlon II X4 640 Processor, 1 TB Hard Drive, 6GB RAM,
Thank you,
Deaf Dave

PS, This is my backup PC that I'm using now.

A:Log on frozen, Does not allow keyboard input.

Dave,

Can you boot into Safe Mode?

Safe Mode

Regards,
Golden

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My keyboard froze, and I re-installed XP-Home from the disks that came with the Laptop (Acer Aspire 3100+, AMD Sempron, 512 MB RAM). That didn't solve the problem. The PC works in Safe Mode though.At first I thought it was a hardware problem, but then sometimes the application would take one letter every few seconds. Task manager shows that the CPU is running between 55 and 70%. So it looks like some process is in a loop and it's hogging up resources, leaving the keyboard no time to enter its input. The problems seems generalized to any of the buttons around the laptop: power on/off, wireless switch, quick launch keys.From time time, one boot-up is successful, and everything works very well, until the next boot-up. I've noticed that when the boot-up is OK, the icon on the lower right are visible, or there is the arrow < to expand the application bar. When this happens, Task Manager shows under the Performance tab that CPU is running at 2% and the keyboard is working perfectly. The processes tab shows Image Name "System" to use 0%, "taskmgr.exe" a 0-2%, and "System Idle Process" 98%. Instead when boot-up is not OK and the keyboard is frozen (19 times out of 20), only a couple of icon are visible in that toolbar, and the arrow < does not appear. It looks as if boot-up did not complete. Task Manager shows under the Performance tab that CPU is running at 55-70%. The processes tab shows Image Name "System" to use 60%, "... Read more

A:Keyboard And Buttons Frozen

Have you checked Event Viewer for possible clues?What is the Event Viewer, and Should I Care - Ask Leo! - http://ask-leo.com/what_is_the_event_viewe...uld_i_care.html I would check all 3 subdivisions for obvious errors that need attention, trying to correlate with the time with the problems.And...have you tried another keyboard? I've not really had a defective one, but it sounds to me as if one could cause the types of situations you describe.Louis

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I've only noticed this on Windows 7, I have NO idea what's going on.

I know sometimes when your computer is badly frozen that the keyboard won't respond and the lights won't even respond when you press numlock and capslock.

Well my keyboard works just fine (I'm typing from it now) but the LIGHTS do not! The numlock light is on, the capslock and scroll lock lights are off. They won't change no matter what I do. Same with numlock. The lights stays on even when it's off.

If I press capslock I still get capslock SEE. But the lights won't change. O.o

Obviously it's not a major issue that's inhibiting my experience but it is a little confusing because I can't tell what locks are on or off.

A:Keyboard lights are frozen

Ruled out that it isn't the keyboard itself by trying either another keyboard, or this one on another computer?

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I have a machine that is running XP Pro. The keyboard and mouse does not work at the login screen. I have switched the keyboard and mouse out with working ones so I know it is not these devices. I can get into the bios of the motherboard with the keyboard. I doubt that this machine has had its virus or spyware updated while it was in use. I was told that it just quit working while they were surfing the internet. No recovery disk was created for this machine either. Can someone help me out?
 

A:frozen mouse and keyboard

Do they work in Safe Mode ?
You can access safe mode by tapping the f8 key early in the boot process.
 

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asking this for a mate

when he boots up and gets loaded up ok

lights are on mouse and keyboard but neither will work so they can't access anything

he has tried booting up in safe mode and mouse/keyboard work

any suggestions gretefully rec'd

THANKS
 

A:PC Frozen (mouse and keyboard)

Are they even plugged in and if you did are they plugged in to the right port???oh never mind
 

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My son's keyboard does not work at all, totally frozen. Everything else works. We've rebooted, disconnected/reconnected the keyboard and checked the connections. It's a 6 year old Dell. Any thoughts? TY
CP
 

A:Solved: keyboard frozen

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Hi!

I need help on a silly, hard-to-crack, annoing little problem.
Now and then, for no apparent reason, my keyboard shortcuts in Adobe Illustrator just stop working...even the most basic ones, like Ctrl+-, Ctrl+Z, and so on.
I'm running Illustrator 10.0.3 on a Windows 2000 PC. When the shortcuts freeze in Illustrator, all my other Adobe products keep happily working, and their keyboard shortcuts work just fine (Photoshop 7.0.1, Pagemaker 6.5, InDesign CS, Acrobat 5.0.7).
Stopping and restarting the program won't do it: I have to reboot to fix the problem...really a lot of fun when working on a deadline.

I have already tried trashing the AIPref file and replacing it with a fresh copy: it won't do it, I have to reboot.

Then I tried to open Illustrator and, under edit>keyboard shortcuts, I reloaded the Illustrator Factory Default set...nothing.

Then I uninstalled and reinstalled Illustrator....5 days later, the problem is back.

Adobe tech support couldn't help me: they suggested I trashed AIPref,( ..duh!), then they said some other program, running in the background, must be hijacking the shortcuts: I tried stopping every visible program, then I installed and ran Microsoft AntiSpyware Beta, just to be sure some weirdo process wasn't running without me knowing....no change....

I tried taking a look at the task manager...I couldn't see any strange process, but I'm not THAT good...

I'm running out of ideas...I searched the web, an... Read more

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My 10 yr old son was typing on our HP desktop (pentium, etc., 1 yr. old) with a Logitec keyboard (kb), and the keyboard is now "frozen" or "locked." He did not spill anything on it, bang it around or abuse the keyboard. I plugged in another another kb (a good, working one that came with the HP computer) & turned the computer off/on - still wouldn't work. Uploaded the software -- again -- that came with the logitec kb and still does not work. However, the function keys can be made to work, and the extra keys around the sides of the logitec (for jumping to e-mail, etc.) also work, but the main kb -- letters, numbers, symbols -- simply is frozen and will not work. I even tried "System Restore" several times with different dates, and it still does not work. All other systems on the computer work, Norton Anti-virus is up to date and has checked the system, and still won't work. If anyone has any ideas how to make this "unlock" I would be greatly appreciative. My e-mail is [email protected], thanks so much.
 

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I have a Gateway laptop that I spilled some water on the keyboard. I quickly dried it up and it worked for a half hour. But now the computer doesn't recognize the keyboard and I can't sign on. The mousepad still works so the cursor and the restart button works. Can anyone help? Thanks.
 

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Received this message, windows could not start because the following file us missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM

You can attempt to repair the file by starting Windows Setup using the original Setup CD-ROM. select 'r' at the first screen to start repair.
Our computer does does have CD. Has internal setup.Compaq Presario 2041X Windows XP. I did F10 for recovery. Said was successful. Was at screen asking what country we were in and was frozen, mouse would not move. Turned off. Son did something and now has the following message and still frozen: The system is not fully installed. Please run setup again. We have also changed the mouse from wireless ro wired and no luck.
 

A:windows xp frozen screen and keyboard

Our computer does does have CD. Has internal setup.Compaq Presario 2041X Windows XP. Click to expand...

You appear to have a Compaq Presario Media Center SR2041X (RT543AA) desktop.

It was introduced in November 2006 and came with Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 SP2.

Here is the troubleshooting section on system recovery.

If you need a recovery disc kit for that desktop, you can purchase it from here.

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heyy guys
i realllyyy need some help my xp home edition has really been messing up and as soon as i sort one thing out another thing messes up
my pc used to hang before the windows loading screen but to sort it out i put the xp disk in and did the repair thing.. its reinstalling xp but when it gets to a certain screen in the set up where i need to press something the mouse and keyboard just stop working.. they work when i turn the computer on as i can choose how to boot the computer up and stuff

the point they freeze at is when the message comes up "the file 'asms' on windows xp home edition service pack 2 cd is needed"

anyy help is appreciatedd.. thanks in advance guys

A:Mouse and Keyboard frozen on XP installation

Boot to the XP Install disk, and run chkdsk from Recovery Console.

Does it find and fix any errors ?

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Please don't respond unless you totally read and understand my problem.
1. HP Pavillion dv9207us (RP282UA#ABA) [laptop]
2. Windows Vista Home Premium edition
3. Keyboard and touchpad have stopped working, but Bluetooth mouse works.
4. 'Software' keyboard pops up on screen to use with mouse, but NO hardware
keys respond and the touchpad is also dead.
5. When attempting to reinstall [or connect an external keyboard] I received
the following message:
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Windows found driver software for your device but encountered an error while
attempting to install it.
Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
This operation requires an interactive window station.
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6. The "Keyboards" section of the Device Manager is showing two "Unknown devices" with yellow triangles with exclamation marks and I am unable to locate the keyboard and touchpad drivers using the Recovery Manager.
7. Uninstalling the drivers in Device Manager only starts Step 5 all over
again.
8. I do not have restore point before the problem came about and do not have the Windows Vista Installation disk since the computer was shipped with only the Recovery partition on Drive D:\ which is inaccessable. [See Step 6
regarding Recovery Manager.]
9. THE KEYBOARD DOES WORK AT THE BIOS LEVEL. IT JUST STOPS WORKING WHEN WINDOWS VISTA BOOTS.
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A:Laptop keyboard & touchpad frozen

are you able to get into safemode and if so, are you having problems there also?

What game did you uninstall and how did you uninstall it?

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Help!!!! I have a Sony Vaio laptop. Win 7 premium home edition. A month after buying the laptop this problem occurred. I had it sent to repair 3 times for hte same issue, first they did a win 7 reinstalll, then a hardrive reinstall then a reinstall of motherboard. each time i received the laptop back it worked fine for a few weeks, the last time worked fine for 3 months and then the problem occurred all over again. freezes up whether im doing sometihng or not doing anything several times a day. The only way to get out of it is to hold the power button down for about 8 seconds till it powers off. After turning on the computer everything is fine till the next freeze. This first occurred before I installed any software. My machine is clean! No malware or viruses, etc I ran malwarebytes, spybot, adaware, and avg. NOTHING! My memory checks ok, I did a check on my security with scannow, Clean. Have plenty of hardrive space, 250GB left. Ive googled my a..s off for solutions and tried everytihng, Nothing worked. Temp ok at 35-50* What can you recommend. THank you.
 

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Hi!
I'm re-posting this question here, since my first post was in the wrong forum: sorry, I'm a rookie, please cut me some slack...

I need help on a silly, hard-to-crack, annoing little problem.
Now and then, for no apparent reason, my keyboard shortcuts in Adobe Illustrator just stop working...even the most basic ones, like Ctrl+-, Ctrl+Z, and so on.
I'm running Illustrator 10.0.3 on a Windows 2000 PC. When the shortcuts freeze in Illustrator, all my other Adobe products keep happily working, and their keyboard shortcuts work just fine (Photoshop 7.0.1, Pagemaker 6.5, InDesign CS, Acrobat 5.0.7).
Stopping and restarting the program won't do it: I have to reboot to fix the problem...really a lot of fun when working on a deadline.

I have already tried trashing the AIPref file and replacing it with a fresh copy: it won't do it, I have to reboot.

Then I tried to open Illustrator and, under edit>keyboard shortcuts, I reloaded the Illustrator Factory Default set...nothing.

Then I uninstalled and reinstalled Illustrator....5 days later, the problem is back.

Adobe tech support couldn't help me: they suggested I trashed AIPref,( ..duh!), then they said some other program, running in the background, must be hijacking the shortcuts: I tried stopping every visible program, then I installed and ran Microsoft AntiSpyware Beta, just to be sure some weirdo process wasn't running without me knowing....no change....

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A:Illustrator Keyboard shortcuts frozen

Go to this link, and ask your question. They may help you faster.
Good luck

http://www.adobeforums.com/cgi-bin/[email protected]@.ee6b328

Uly7
 

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Noticed mouse cursor started lagging recently, even though apps seemed to work fine. I'd have problems clicking something as the mouse would be frozen for a second, then jump across the screen to catch up.
Ran Adaware Pro and Symantect AV pro, both with current updates, and nothing came up. Plus, I'm using Mozilla for my browsing.

Anyways.. couple of days ago, mouse froze near center of screen while playing a game. Got out of game with keyboard and mouse was still frozen.
Rebooted in safe mode - still frozen.
Plugged in another working mouse - still frozen.
Plugged in a serial mouse - still frozen.
Plugged in a USB mouse - said "detecting new hardware", then "hardware installation problem. hardware may not work."
Still frozen.
WTF?
I can manipulate Windows and email via keyboard, but mouse cursor is frozen on screen and unresponsive.

Please HELP!
Will gladly paypal someone with a solution besides "re-install OS".
cra2 "at" mindspring "dot" com
 

A:cursor frozen, but keyboard works

can you see it under hardware, or under the control panel?
 

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Hiya,

I'm running Windows XP on a Dell Inspiron 2650 laptop. I was typing and all of a sudden the keyboard wouldn't work. I tried restarting. Still nothing. I checked the device manager, it says everything is working properly. My mouse works. I can click on stuff. The keys are not stuck. But I press them and nothing happens. So don't ask me to type in any words or commands because...none of the keys work!

help, please?

-Alice
 

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I am having problems with Window XP freezing up my mouse and keyboard functions. I have changed to USB keyboard and mouse, without any results. Cannot boot up computer from welcome page and cannot access any diagnostic utilities because of frozen keyboard and mouse. Also, not able to use keyboard or mouse to access utilities disks. Any suggestiions?

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thought I had virus because no files would open.now the keyboard and mouse won't move. this dell xps 400 is four years old.I think motherboard is gone
 

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Hi, Everyone!

I have an Acer Aspire 3100 laptop. It has been a wonderful laptop for the past 5 1/2 years. Recently it started booting up with a black screen at random times. I took it to my school repair shop and they determined that I needed to back up the data; reformat the drive and reinstall everything. So they did that. Everything was fine until it started to freeze up. I took it back and they said we'll do it again.

This time they called me and said the motherboard was no good; the hard drive was fine; and they determined this because now ALL OF A SUDDEN the USB's did not work. I took it home and tried (just for the sake of trying) to boot it up and it came on with the desktop. It looks like they took off the old system and there is a skeleton of a system left. At least that's what it looks like to me. Then it says that my operating system is not activated, etc. This tells me that they probably did not complete the install or gave up before they finished. Wouldn't that explain why the USB's do not work, since the drivers are probably missing?

So I got some online help with Acer and they advised me to reinstall the disks that came with my system. I tried to do that, but you need a mouse or a keyboard to make the selections. CAN ANYBODY PLEASE HELP ME? THANK YOU SOOO MUCH!
 

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Hello everyone,

Here's the problem:
I cannot login at the Windows Welcome screen. The keyboard and mouse freezes, so i cannot login. They do not work in safemode either. I have a Dell 5150/E510 desktop with Windows Xp media center edition. And i am using a microsoft usb keyboard and a GE usb mouse. I do not have a Windows Xp or recovery disk. I have a Hiren's boot disk and the Ultimate boot disk for Windows. I have run the anti virus and anti spyware, and rootkit finders on both and they have found some spyware and malware, plus 2 virus's which i have deleted. Nothing i do seems to get me past the login screen to the desktop. System recovery (Ctrl+ f 11) does not work. I have also used a Recovery Console bootable disk and have tried the fixboot, and fixmbr--still cannot login to get to desktop. I do have a 'System Recovery disk' which is Linux based--but have not used yet. For the past week i have googled and tried everything to get past the login. Are the Windows files so corrupted that i may have to install a Linux based OS?

P.S. My grandkids were on the computer--and i don't know what they did that caused this problem.

Thank-You
kelliegirl

A:mouse and keyboard frozen at login screen

Unfortunately we do not support Hiren's Boot CD, not only does the image contain copyright-protected microsoft files, it contains also a few illegal/questionable applications.Try this please. You will need a USB drive.Download GETxPUD.exe to the desktop of your clean computerRun GETxPUD.exeA new folder will appear on the desktop.Open the GETxPUD folder and click on the get&burn.batThe program will download xpud_0.9.2.iso, and upon finished will open BurnCDCC ready to burn the image.Click on Start and follow the prompts to burn the image to a CD.Next download driver.sh to your USB driveRemove the USB & CD and insert it in the sick computerBoot the Sick computer with the CD you just burnedThe computer must be set to boot from the CDGently tap F12 and choose to boot from the CDFollow the promptsA Welcome to xPUD screen will appearPress FileExpand mntsda1,2...usually corresponds to your HDDsdb1 is likely your USBClick on the folder that represents your USB drive (sdb1 ?)Confirm that you see driver.sh that you downloaded therePress Tool at the topChoose Open TerminalType bash driver.shPress EnterAfter it has finished a report will be located on your USB drive named report.txtRemove the USB drive and insert it back in your working computer and navigate to report.txt

Please note - all text entries are case sensitiveCopy and paste the report.txt for my review

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A:re-installation stall because of frozen keyboard and mouse

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A:Frozen keyboard and mouse at login screen

The following article is a little lengthy but if you read it carefully, it's not too complicated.

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Please post the report of Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instruction

Please visit Windows Update and install every update available, it may take a couple of times to get them all.

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A:Vista sleep mode--frozen keyboard/mouse

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