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?
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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.
Hi, my sister just got a pc for christmas, and is using a wireless connection, around the time this was installed I started getting an error message periodically saying "local area connection unplugged" it happens roughly every 2 minutes and only lasts for 1-4 seconds, how ever it is causing me great problems when playing a online game, or downloading something (amoungst other minor annoyances.). The problem only persists whilst I and my sister are using both our computers simaltaniosly. I am not using wireless, and my router is currently feeding my pc, my fathers both via ethernet cables, and my sisters via wireless. If anyone can please help me to solve this problem, it would be greatly appreciated.
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Hi- Just got a new laptop running windows 8, I'm struggling to get used the different layout at the moment!!!
When I try to play a game which needs key presses whilst using the mouse pad, the pointer freezes in place and will not move until the keys are released. It even does it when in normal use whilst typing this???
Ive tried to find the "disable pointer whilst typing" option in mouse preferences, but cant find anything that gives me the option??? Its a Synaptics touchpad v7.2 and all seems to work well apart from this.
Anyone got any ideas????
Part Number : PT311E-02Y01JEN
Can anyone tell me how to toggle wireless on/off using an external keyboard for the R700 whilst it is on it's docking station?
We only seem to be able to toggle wireless using the built in keyboard (Fn + F8) key.
Also, is there anyway that wireless can be set to off as default at boot up? Is this something that can be done through the BIOS or perhaps by tweaking a registry key?
Grateful for any assistance.
may seem like a silly question, but why can't you simply use the laptops keyboard????? or is it just a niggly type issue that you'd rather use external one?
unfortunatley the R700 doesnt have a hardware switch for the wireless so its purely mapped to the Fn key which is a toshiba function, so an external k/b is unlikely to be able to replicate it
you can always disable the wireless through W7 network and sharing centre -> change adaptor settings, so few clicks with the mouse or even shortcut it to taskbar/start menu for easy access.
I unplugged my USB Kensington keyboard and Anker mouse to use on another computer. When I plugged them back into the first computer, they were not detected.
I restarted the computer, no help. BIOS says USB detection enabled. I uninstalled the Anker driver and reinstalled to no effect.
Strange part is when I plug in a spare Dell mouse and Microsoft keyboard, my computer detects them and let's me use them.
The Kensington keyboard and Anker mouse do light up when plugged in, but are unusable. They work when plugged into the other computer. I am perplexed. Ideas?
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Starting happening this morning with no warning. All keys act as if ctrl is pressed. I've seen a similar problems, none that are quite the same as mine. I've tried multiple keyboards and restarts. The virtual keyboard always shows both ctrl buttons pressed. Even with no keyboard plugged in. I built it myself so I'm not sure which company to goto with the problem if it's hardware. Thank you in advance.
:Update After clean instal of Windows 7 professional the keyboard functions went back to normal. A couple days in the same activity continued.
Sad to see this topic getting no replies. Can I provide more information?
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 10:14:28 PM, on 11/30/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal
C:\Program Files\Creative\Shared Files\Module Loader\DLLML.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security 12\pccguide.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\Sound Blaster X-Fi\DVDAudio\CTDVDDET.EXE
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Album Starter Edition\3.2\Apps\apdproxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\LCD Manager\lcdmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\G-series Software\LGDCore.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security 12\TMAS_OE\TMAS_OEMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\LCD Manager\Applets\LCDClock.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\LCD Manager\Applets\LCDCountdown.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\LCD Manager\Applets\LCDPOP3.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\LCD Manager\Applets\LCDMedia.exe
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I have a very odd issue here.. I have a fairly inexpensive ($15?) Rosewill chiclet keyboard that I absolutely love. I spilled coffee on it so I quickly unplugged it used a blow dryer on it with cool air. I then let is air dry outside on a sunny day and when I was certain it was dried out I tried it. It's perfect, no issues. That is, until recently it started doing weird things such as pressing L makes the computer think I'm pressing 3, K thinks it's 6, etc etc.
Now when I quickly unplug the keyboard and plug it back into the USB it comes back to functioning properly. Rebooting also resolves this. But usually once to 4+ times a day it does this. I play battlefield 4, so it becomes very apparent that the keyboard is acting up when you press L to chat with your squad and it doesn't bring up the chat screen.
Anyway, here are some things I've tried:
1- Numlock is off
2- Different USB Port
3- Checked my region settings
Now, I assumed like I am sure a lot of you are that "it must be the keyboard is shorted out in some way from the coffee". Well it's a cheap enough keyboard that I love enough, so I bought a new one! Same thing keeps happening! I try it on my other computer and neither keyboard seems to have this issue repeat. I am not sure if it's just coincidence or not, but it all started after I spilled the coffee.. I should note that none of my other USB devices are suffering from any weird glitches, at least none that... Read more
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
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.
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, 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
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?
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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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.
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.
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
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
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
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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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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 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.
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)
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.
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 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 am having this issue and have been searching online for days with no solution, so hoping someone here can help..
I have a dell laptop that suddenly started getting this message about network cable is unplugged, when it in fact isn't.. I cannot run ipconfig, i get an error that says it's not allowed. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the drivers. The light on the network port is on, and I've tried several known working cables with no luck. I even went so far as to buy a dlink ethernet adapter that plugs into the laptop slot (pcm I think it's called) and this network card has the same issue, however works perfectly in another machine. I have tried winsock repairs I found online, but having no luck anywhere.
Any suggestions? Any further questions? Thanks!
If it is not unplugged, you have a damaged socket, damaged cable, or damaged or defective ethernet card.
What error flags to you have in the Device Manager?
What is your Dell model and how old is it?
Using a strong light and a magnifying glass, look for bent or twisted wire in the ethernet socket., or just plain ol dirt, dust, hair, and fiber.
Still, a bad cable is most user's most likely problem. Do't forget that the other end of the connection can give you the same error message.
One day when i turned on my inspiron 530 computer from DELL (Windows Vista), the computer was telling me that something was very wrong with my computer. Before "Setup", it was saying that with my permission it would set itself back in time to a time when it was working properly. I didnt see any sign of error prior to this so i said no, and did so for the next few days. Then one day, i said yes. The computer was working well for the rest of the day.
The next day, i turned on the computer and the Monitor has no signal from the mother-board, the mouse was dead and so was the keybord. The fans in the box were spinning very fast and very loud. There were lights on in the mother-board and there seemes to be an alarm going off inside the box.
My questions are what happened and what can i do?
I send you this e-mail through an alternate computer.
CARL Danzel In Distress!
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."