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
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.)
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.
Trying to fix a friends computer for him, it was recently running slow, he took it to a pro who proceeded to erase everything on it, personal files and extra programs, which my friend didnt want to happen, so he got the guy to put programs back on such as microsoft word etc, gets the pc back and now the thing won't boot up, and this is where i come in,
So the machine has power, the lights at turn on and the fan spins, but there are no beeps and i don't hear the hard drive spin at all, the monitor powers on but nothing is displayed and the light just blinks, the pc is runnning windows xp sp2, I tried starting with boot cd's and floppys but nothing happens, the cd rom has power and appears to be checked for media upon power up, anyway thats pretty much all i can say right now, I'm stumped
Any ideas ?
Hi Odoyle and first let me welcome you to the TechSpot Forum :wave:
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sry if yer starting to recognize me since i've had countless issues these past days but here goes. i just uninstalled easytune and restart my computer. i missed the setup screen coz i was eating and decided just to hit the restart button to save time. after i finished changing my bios, only thing i did was overclock it to 125mhz from 100 which i was running all along in easy tune with no problems. so i continue loading and see windows did not finish loading blah blah blah.. so i just chose start windows normally. the screen goes black, and the computer just restarts....
the same screen showed up and this time i used last good settings and the same thing happened.
I tried safe mode but it started loading the files and all of a sudden it restarts again.
then i go back into bios and load fail safe defaults and go to safe mode but it still wont load
i put the win xp pro cd in and change the primary boot to cd-rom but then a blank screen appears about when it usually restarts with a blinking cursor but nothing loads.
now the screen that allows me to pick which way to start windows is gone too and i just see a blank screen with a blinking cursor after the bios checks. anyone have a clue what's going on?
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Alright I have a serious hardware issue that IS not my PSU
So while i was idling on my comp i plugged headphones into the front of the case and it shut off and now it wont turn back on.
I replaced my PSU and the problem still occurs
my specs are as followed
q9300 intel processor
4gigz 1066mhz ram
780i xfx motherboard
my case is an antec 900
heres anoter thing when i turn my psu on the motherboard lights up with a little LED but when i push the power button nothing happens
i think its a problem with the power switch because the plug where the headphones go it right at that
the top of the antec case has the reset switch and the power switch up there
i keep putting in the power switch into the motherboard in different places
PLEASE HELP I HAVE NO IDEA WHATS WRONG
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Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 8:50:08 PM, on 2/14/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\PC-cillin 2000\Tmntsrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\PC-cillin 2000\WebTrapNT.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\PC-cillin 2000\Pop3trap.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\AVLib\SPTISRV.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\CAROL McCORKLE.VAIO\My Documents\HijackThis.exe
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.insightbb.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.insightbb.com
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://sony.my.yahoo.com
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My dad's computer was working fine one day and then the next it went dead.
It turned on but would not light up, would not POST, monitor never responds at all.
He went ahead and bought a new MB and CPU, installed them in and get the exact same problem. Nothing beyond hearing the PS and hard drive spin. I took the PS out of my system which is 350 watts. I swapped out all the cables and even changed out memory just testing all possibilities that I could think of.
Any ideas that I haven't thought of yet?
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Hey guys, im new to the forums, but my PC i've dropped a lot of money into has just gone haywire.
I was playing a game on it last night when my entire PC froze. It was late in the night, so I thought nothing of it and simply turned off my PC and went to sleep. I woke up this morning and turned on my PC, and my windows did not boot. However, at this point, it was posting. My mobo booted up fine but my computer couldn't boot windows. It said i had a media failure, and that I should check my cables. I checked my cables, they seemed all fine, and rebooted. Same thing happened.
I inserted my recovery disk during the next bootup sequence and everything seemed to be going ok. It booted from the cd, finished loading the files from the disk, opened up the basic windows bootup screen with the loading bar (the thing like this [ ||| -> ] ) but then it blue screened on me.
Driver irql not less or equal. Stop 0x000000D1 (0x80FCE395)
nvstor.sys - Address 80FCE395 base at 80FCA000 datestamp 46671a61
My computer has BSOD'd before, so I wasn't too worried, I figured that next time it would work. I rebooted, tried the disk again, and it BSOD'd again. Same error.
Now at this point I opened up my computer and began checking individual ports, I moved my RAM around on my mobo, i moved my vid card, checked all my cables. I rebooted, and now my PC is totally messed.
It displays a black screen and the case fans are all very loud. PS fan seems to be on very low/not on at all. The... Read more
It sounds like your system is still under warranty, so if a hardware part has failed, you have a good chance that it's covered.
To troubleshoot a bit more before you call them, run what diagnostics you can on the hardware. Before running the diagnostics, though, with the power off & the power cord unplugged - reopen the case and return all parts to their original positions. Then close up things, plug in, and run diagnostics.
If your PC has diagnostics available from the POST (power-on-self-test) screen, you can try those. Many Dell systems, for example, have this feature. If your system came with a CD or DVD that contains diagnostics, try those. If your computer has none of the above, you can use diagnostics available from your hard drive manufacturer --- Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp. --- (or simply visit their support webpages and search for the appropriate download). A very thorough and well-respected memory diagnostic is MemTest86+, and open-source tool that is well-maintained --- Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool. Perhaps the easiest way to run the diagnostics is to use a UBCD disc (CD or DVD), because that disc already has many diagnostics tools included on it, is easy to download, & to create a bootable CD or DVD from. All the details are on their website --- Ultimate Boot CD - Overview. All the tools mentioned here are free.
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A couple of days ago I picked up a virus and it seemed to disappear when detected by onecare. however, yesterday the virus stared hijacking firefox, particularly when doing google searches. so i decided to restart the computer in safe mode and do a scan that way to see if that would help remove it. When i restarted it the computer wont turn back on. it has been several hours and nothing will turn on. lights on the motherboard indicate the power supply is fine. all connectors are tightly in. just not sure what to do.
any help would be great.
hello, I was having a problem with the comp rebooting/freezing. Comp would freeze randomly,usually right after log in. Rebooting seemed to happen while searching the web (nothing intensive). comp is virus free. I recently installed a second hard drive @ one month ago( dual boot ubuntu ). Everything was working fine. I don't believe this is related to a overheating problem. Inside comp is clean and fans are working properly. Last reboot and comp is now dead. No power light when comp is turned on,the yellow light is on. The green power light does not light up. Any suggestions would be appreciated. The comp is @ 6-7 y/o. compaq presario.Thanks,Joe
hello, I was having a problem with the comp rebooting/freezing. Comp would freeze randomly,usually right after log in. Rebooting seemed to happen while searching the web (nothing intensive). comp is virus free. I recently installed a second hard drive @ one month ago( dual boot ubuntu ). Everything was working fine. I don't believe this is related to a overheating problem. Inside comp is clean and fans are working properly. Last reboot and comp is now dead. No power light when comp is turned on,the yellow light is on. The green power light does not light up. Any suggestions would be appreciated. The comp is @ 6-7 y/o. compaq presario.Thanks,JoeUsing a DMM, test the output voltages of the power supply.http://www.overclock.net/faqs/96712-how-ju...supply-psu.htmlRead other 6 answers
hi. this is my 1st post here and im very excited to learn new things as well as help others here in this forum. I'm in desperate need for help. Ive tried many things but now Ive hit a dead end.I recently used DBAN to wipe out the HD on my HP Mini since it had all sorts of problems. i was planning on installing a fresh copy of windows xp. since this laptop doesn't have a CD drive, i need to boot the comp with a bootable USB which ive done before on other computers with success. Evey time i boot up my comp, i get a screen that says "please select a OS to start. whichever one i pick, i get another screen saying "windows couldn't start because of a comp disk config problem. i have images posted below. whatever i click here, it takes me to the following screen below:so how do i fix this? im extremely desperate to get this fixed since im in the middle of a very busy school semester. any help would be really really appreciated!!!
First guess would be bad CMOS/RTC battery.
System manufacturer and model?
Help! Please! Yesterday I posted about the system recovering from a serious error. (here http://forums.techguy.org/t369037.html )
I follwed the instructions given (disabled auto start or whatever) and now I have a computer that's alive but dead. I've had to rig the old one up just to get online where I can get some kind of help
Ok, I was watching a DVD when I heard a small 'click' that was it. Screen froze. Comp wouldn't switch off at all until I pressed power. Now, its dead. It powers up but that is it. I can't get a signal to the monitor, or mouse or anything. All the comp does is power up the tower. It's as good as dead but with electric. Worse still is that it won't switch off. I can press the power buttons but nothing, it remains live and running just not 'running' any programme or power-up what do ever.
What the hell has happened? is it related to serious error problem of the last few days or what? And how the hell can I get it to simply start and power up once more?
help please, i've not a clue what to do
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I'm sorry if this is in the wrong forum as I'm not sure what the problem is!
I'm having a MASSIVE problem with my computer and as usual it's happened at the worst possible time (need to complete and send off my job application today) so I'm really panicking.
What's happened is this;
Monday morning I turned on the computer, walked off and came back with the desktop loaded. Itunes was up as my ipod was plugged in to one of the two front USB ports but the ipod screen was not lit (which is unusual). The computer had crashed, totally frozen as even the mouse wouldn't move. There was a very short line of pixels next to the mouse that were shimmering, I've not seen this before.
I turned it off at the main switch then shortly back on again. The fan would go and the disk drives would whir but there would not be any output to the monitor or any other response.
I called a technician to come out and he first took out and reinserted the ram card. The computer turned on after this. He plugged his pen drive into one of the front two USB ports to look at the .dmp file on his laptop and the computer instantly crashed and rebooted- I've had my pc for 18 months and it's never done this!
He then swapped the ram card into the other slot. It started and didn't seem to crash. He ran a program that tested all aspects of the computer to see if it would crash under pressure but it didn't. He was able to look at the... Read more
To get your computer started again, try this:
Remove all power (take out the power cord)
Hold the ON button in for 30 Secs
Let go of the ON button (after 30 secs)
Put the power cord back in
Turn on the computer
By the way it does sound like a motherboard issue
when I turned on my computer, it first made some weird ticking noise and didn't boot saying - Please install Gigabyte Xpress Recovery 2. A few hours earlier the power went out (the computer wasn't on), but when we reset the main power switch the power went on again.
I put the Gigabyte CD in, got the options "Backup" or "Reboot", but I apparently didn't have enough hdd space for the backup. After a reboot or 4 everything miraculously worked again.
Any idea what the hell happenned? I got pretty scared that my MoBo or hdd was dead.
The problem now - I tried if everything worked again, but when the game "Trackmania Nations Forever" loaded, I got a BSoD which says -
STOP: 0x0000008E (0xC0000005, 0xBF17FBE2, 0xB2C07A7C, 0x00000000)
nv4_disp.dll - Address BF17FBE2 base at BF012000
I reboot, try Fifa09, works fine. I try WoW, works fine aswell, but ater 10 minutes I got the same BSoD. Is something broken?
(Not sure if this is in the right section, but it seemed hardware related to me. Solved because of title not being relevant)
Spybot S&D has infinite registry change popups. when one is denied another comes up to replace it. from virtumonde.genericAVIRA AntiVir Guard has 16 "Attention, Detection!" popups, when one or more are closed, more pop up untill 16 stay onscreen again. caused by TR/Vundo.Gen Trojan. found in: C:WINDOWSsystem32msmruz.dll , C:WINDOWSsystem32dcgkof.dll , C:WINDOWSsystem32edsija.dll , C:WINDOWSsystem32dnxfbh.dll , C:WINDOWSsystem32aytanq.dll , C:WINDOWSsystem32ztcjpf.dll , C:WINDOWSsystem32fwzquc.dll , C:WINDOWSsystem32rafemi.dll , etc.anytime a new page is navigated to in a browser multiple new windows open with random addresses. many times new windows open with random pages even if the browser is not being used, but is left open.computer frequently freezes, stalls, or is unresponsive for minutes on end. thursday jan 22 virtumonde.generic tried to initiate the first registry change. before that date this computer preformed as if fresh off the shelf with not a single hiccup or lag spike regardless of what was run on it. as of this morning, Friday, Jan 30, it took over an hour and a half to start up, would not load mozilla "windows cannot acess the specified device, path, or file. you may not have permission to acess..." and had uncountable Avira and Spybot popups warning of a new threat, TR/Vundo.Gen, now the computer is really bleeped.i have no idea how to deal with this trojan. it will not be deleted, quarantined, or denied acess. it shuts down sec... Read more
Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from HERE or HERENote: If you already have Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, just run and update it.. Then do a "Perform Full Scan"Double Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application.Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.Once the program has loaded, select "Perform Full Scan", then click Scan.The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart.(See Extra Note)The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.Copy&Paste the entire report in your next reply.Extra Note:If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove,you will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts,click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process,if asked to restart the computer,please do so immediately.NEXTPlease download RSIT by random/random and save it to your Desktop.Double click on RSIT.exe to run RSITBefore you click "Continue", make sure you change the List files/folders created or modified in the last 3 monthsClick Continue at the disclaimer screen.Once it has finished, two lo... Read moreRead other 15 answers
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
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?
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.
ShrgoodClick to expand...
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.
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.
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
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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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.
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
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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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.
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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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.
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
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')
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
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 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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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
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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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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 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.
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.