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USB Keyboard disappears on startup

Q: USB Keyboard disappears on startup

I have an IBM R30 notebook running Windows XP. I have attached a Diamond touch (Mitsubishi) keyboard. Every time I restart, it will not work. It appears in device manager with a ! on it. I have to uninstall it and reinstall it every time and it will work until I shutdown.
Any ideas?

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A: USB Keyboard disappears on startup

Try installing it in SAFE MODE so that the device appears correct ( with no ! )

Then reboot computer in normal mode to see if that works out.

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my vista gateway laptop is having a problem with the on line keyboard, once brought up it disappears when i click my wireless mouse. please help

A:on line keyboard disappears

Hello sgar62247 and welcome to TSF,

Do you mean your "On Screen" keyboard?

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After I start my computer the blu-ray/dvd drive disappears from "my computer." It has the latest drivers. The BIOS recognizes that the drive is connected and I can see it when I load the bios. Windows does not recognize it in device manager after it disappears. I've tried a lot of the fixes I've read but nothing seems to work and it's about to drive me crazy. Please help!

My specs are:
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
AMD Phenom 9850 Quad-Core 2.51gHz
Zalman CNPS9000 CPU Fan/heatsink
ASUS m4a78-e motherboard
LG BH08LS20 Blu-Ray Burner - connected via SATA cable
1.0TB Western Digital Caviar Black HD (via SATA)
Maxtor 150GB HD (via IDE)
HT Omega Claro Plus+ 7.1 Sound Card
Samsung 23" HDScreen
Saitek Eclipse USB Keyboard
Microsoft Wireless Laser Mouse 6000 v2.0
Antec Nine Hundred Two Case.

A:Blu-Ray/DVD-Drive Disappears after Startup

Welcome to Seven Forums bigred82. It might be better if you listed the things you have tried, as we'll no doubt recommend them again. Such as removing the upper and lower filters. Switching the (SATA?) plug to another connector, etc.

A Guy

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Problem: The Wild Tangent Error Pop-up was solved on my desktop computer by using:

START ---- RUN---type in msconfig-----then going to START-UP and unchecking the Wild Tangent File...... But.....

Our Laptop has the same problem, which is an XP also.....we tried the above solution. The lap top has SPY Bot, and Ad Ware removal like my desktop computer, but now we have a new problem before we solve the Wild Tangent problem.

And that is.......When we go to click the Start-up Tab in the System Configuration Ultilty which brings us to all the files on Start-up, we do see all the files but, the page disappears after about 5 seconds, it acts like it is timing out.

This quick disappearing act does not give us a chance to find the file and unclick the Wild Tangent file to solve our problem.

How do we fix the Start-up so it will last more than 5 seconds?

Thanks for all your help!

A:Msconfig/Startup runs and then disappears

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Hello there!  I have a Radeon 6850 video card and I use the HDMI Audio as my sound output.  Sometimes however, it disappears on startup and I have to use the executable and reinstall it.  I don't know what causes this.  Anyone out here have an idea? Thanks!

A:Audio device disappears on startup.

The very first thing you need to do is to update your ATI driver. First go to control panel and uninstall ATI drivers completely. You can find the latest ATI driver from http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/Pages/index.aspx
 Report back if the problem still continues after updating drivers.

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This is a 2013 Toshiba Lx835-D325 all-in-one with a 3rd generation Intel i7 CPU. Originally had a 2 TB HDD and takes a 180 watt AC adapter.

The screen shows a "no media found" message for 5 seconds when first engaged by attaching the AC adapter plug, then fades back to a black screen. The power button starts the machine but no display image is revealed unless detaching and then re-attaching the power plug. The power button lights and starts the computer but fails to engage a display image. Could it be the power switch? The small power switch board is shown in the last picture.


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could you please help me out, i have WLM on my computer and for the last 2 weeks, i havent been able to open it, so now i am having to resort to windows messenger -_-.

What happens is, i open the program up, but there is a delay, then in the corner, the icon with the green and blue people pops up. but when i hover over the icon, it disappears, therefore not being able to log in. And when i go into processes, it is visible when i open the program, but when i hover over the icon, the process disappears. basically, i love going on live messenger, but i cant do anything because the icon disappears

i have tried uninstalling and reinstalling numerous times, but to no prevail.


Many Thanks

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2600 @ 2.16GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2038 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945GM Express Chipset Family, 224 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 95338 MB, Free - 60364 MB; G: Total - 953867 MB, Free - 853839 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0TD761, , .40NDV91.CN129616473810.
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

have been using Photoshop 7 for at least 3 years working perfect for my needs. Two weeks ago the program executes startup and instead of displaying its normal window, completely diappears without any trace, no error messages, nothing.... please HELP!

A:PS7 was working fine now after startup Disappears!!

Have you tried removing and reinstalling it ???

And Welcome to the TSG Forum

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Just recently i scanned my computer with Spybot Search and Destroy, and found a trojan "DC3_FEXEC", i removed and rebooted my computer, i opened the task manager and found a process named 'Test.exe' and he disappeared very quickly. I ran ADware cleaner, Combofix (probably a mistake), Malwarebytes, HitmanPro, and it didn't found anything. But everytime i reboot and open the task manager it's there, but it disappears so fast that i can't click on it.
This viruses are in my new Hard Drive that a friend gave me, i formatted both partitions except the one that said ''System Reserved''.
If anyone could help i would be very grateful. Sorry if it's confusing, english is not my native language.
Thanks in advance!
Hey, i solved (i hope), apparently it was something from spybot, i ran in safe mode and used the ''autoruns'' application and the description it said ''test.exe - Makes sure Spybot 2 is there on Windows 10.''
I deleted it and now it's gone. I tried removing the topic but i don't think i can. Sorry if i wasted anyone's time.

A:Test.exe process on startup and then disappears quickly

Hi there,Just to drop by a piece of advice - Spybot Search & Destroy is no longer recommended as its performance is very poor, and the TeaTimer function interferes with malware removal.Two better alternatives for anti-malware software are Emsisoft Anti-Malware and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Both have excellent track records and offer real time protection if upgraded to paid version, and can be used alongside existing antivirus software.

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I upgraded to Windows 10 several months ago and the Quick Access menu was working normally. A few months back however, all of the pinned items disappeared and I cannot pin anything to the quick access menu either. I've gone through all the posts and different solutions I can find and all I have been able to do is temporarily fix the problem by deleting the "5f7b5f1e01b83767.automaticDestinations-ms" file in the C:\Users\Rob\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\AutomaticDestinations folder.

Deleting this file does bring back the quick access folders that I had pinned before this problem started to happen, but every time I restart my computer, the quick access menu is again empty and nothing can be pinned to it.

I have googled and tried all of the different solutions that I can find so any help with this issue would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance!

A:Windows 10 Quick Access Disappears on Startup

Hello and welcome

One thing worth checking - are the two boxes ticked in the Privacy settings of Folder Options? Select Options on the View ribbon of File Explorer.

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Every time I reboot, I have to relaunch the Quick Launch Toolbar. Although this is easy to do, is there a way to have it launch automatically? This problem started about 1 week ago. Thanks,

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Before I even get a chance to see what it says or refers to. Anyone ever heard of this and or what it could be an indication of?

A:Solved: Dialog box appears then disappears on startup

You don't give us a lot to go on SG. Do you see an outline of the box? Is it about 6"x4"? Do you run Zone Alarm?
ANY more info would be good.

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well its as simple as that, I recently got rid of the elitebar myself now I want to get rid of whatever this is well here my hijackthis logfile...

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:48:56 PM, on 5/5/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
D:\Documents\Various program\Hijack this mate\hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TY...ion&pf=desktop
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TY...ion&pf=desktop
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TY...ion&pf=desktop
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TY...ion&pf=desktop
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.google.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TY...ion&pf=desktop
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TY...ion&pf=desktop
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A:A windows pops up at startup on the taskbar then disappears

Greetings, and welcome to TSF.

Your log apprears clean, so we'll need to look a little deeper.

Let's use a program to scan for any trojans that may exist. Download TDS-3 http://tds.diamondcs.com.au/index.php?page=download. Learn how to use it at http://tds.diamondcs.com.au/index.php?page=easytouse. Make sure to update it after you installed it. You can get the manual updates at http://tds.diamondcs.com.au/index.php?page=update. When you launch the program, it will scan your memory for running processes. This will take less than 30 seconds. Next go to 'System Testing' on the menu and choose 'Full System Scan'. After that's finished, post the log file by selecting everything on the top pane (select from bottom to top). If any alarms are found, it will be listed in the bottom window. Please copy and paste that here also if it applies. If you have problems copying the text, look (or search) for a file named scandump.txt and see if that has the alarms - post that here.

If you have a fast internet connection (broadband), run an online virus scan at TrendMicro http://uk.trendmicro-europe.com/ente...all_launch.php. Just follow the instructions on the site to run the online scan. If any viruses/trojans are detected, try to delete or clean them in that site. You may use Panda ActiveScan also at http://www.pandasoftware.com/products/activescan. Otherwise, make sure your antivirus program has the latest definitions and run a full system scan.

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Whenever I boot up my X395 Thinkpad, an icon briefly appears and disappears at the lower center of my screen. It's a side view of a face, with a finger held up to the lips. I'm pretty sure it's a Thinkpad icon and not a Windows or app icon.It doesn't seem to be related to audio settings or mic settings, since these have their own icons. It seems to be telling me that something is being muted, but I don't know what.Any help appreciated!.

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Two problems, related in timing.

On July 1st, I made some adjustments to my startup config and such, and ever since then I've been having problems where my IE and Windows Media Player freeze for a few seconds when loading (though without interrupting data)

But most important of which is that since that time, my HP Factory Image D:\ drive has disappeared. It never served me any purpose, but it always just sat there in my Hard Disk lists on my Computer screen, and is conspicuous in its absence.

I checked my Disk Management and found that the 12 GB where the "D" drive was had become "Unallocated". Before I did something stupid, I checked to Rescan Drives, and it re-found the Factory Image! From then on, the FACTORY_IMAGE (D shows up in my Computer.

But after a few days I found that it was no longer showing on my Computer window, and realized that after restarting or shutting down my comp, it would always disappear, only to re-appear when I rescan my disks.

What's the problem? What service do I need to restore/fix to stop this from happening?

Somewhat related question: Would getting a whole new motherboard and CPU but retaining the old harddrive end these problems mentioned above or is it something to do solely with my faulty configurations?

A:Adjusted startup: HP Factory Image drive disappears after each restart

before you start spending money or mess your machine up any more--go into MSCONFIG and select the normal startup button then restart to see if problem(s) are gone

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Hi all. I am trying to fix my dad's computer that has a curious problem.When the computer boots up, the network fails to load, Norton's anti-virus fails to load, the windows gui is very very sluggish (many times locking up all together when any icons are double clicked), and the shutdown/reboot options are no longer displayed under the start menu. Additionally, ctrl+alt+del fails to open a task manager.When the computer is in this state it is almost completely unresponsive to any input.I have managed to get the computer operating normally by booting into safe mode and either choosing the "load last known good configuration" option or using the system restore. (I have used both these options because neither works consistently, often requiring multiple attempts to achieve a good boot). I have discovered no particular pattern, nor been able to identify any particular restore point that works or doesn't work.My current solution has been to simply not shut down or reboot the computer after I've succeed into getting it to work, however I would like to solve the underlying problem that is causes this.I have tried numerous things, including windows updates, reloading restore points, using Spybot S&D, updating and running a virus scan, all to no avail. I have yet to use HiJack this, so I went ahead and downloaded it and ran the scan, but I could use some help deciphering the results. (Note that I currently have the computer operating normally, but that wo... Read more

A:Shutdown button disappears and networks fails to load on startup

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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Hi guys I was cleaning my laptop turned it on and it just wouldn't work so I turned it off and on again and it was giving me this error code saying my keyboard is not detected in start up. It then says there was a problem and shoots me to startup repair where it's just stuck not doing anything. My mouse and keyboard don't work, but I have a wireless mouse that I can use I can't access safe mode either because my keyboard doesn't work and I don't know if I can get a keyboard hooked up since my computer might not be able to recognize it. Sorry for the badly worded paragraph it's really late and I need to go to sleep. How can I solve this problem. Also startup time is really long ( usually 20 seconds) is now 5 min an doesn't even start up some times and I have no recovery disks or anything like that so im really confused what to do
Edit: A quick update, I started my computer in the morning and was not getting error 01010003, and my computer started perfectly fine however my keyboard still isn't working. I think it might be a driver problem, but I can't access Safe Mode... because my keyboard doesn't work. Is the only way of getting the key board to work getting a new keyboard and using that to diagnose the problem through safe mode or?

A:Error 0101003 Keyboard no detected, stuck on startup/startup repair

In this situation, you have to use another keyboard in order to test. I wish you will be luckier than me .... for me it turned out to be a motherboard failure My computer was working normally .... but no USB/PS2 ports were working.

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In the last few weeks I have noticed my laptop sound works on a normal (not restart) boot, but then it disappears. I have to restart the laptop and then it's fine. The next day I boot up from cold, same problem. To clarify, on a normal boot I hear the Windows 7 startup noise, however, shortly after if I play a media file there is no sound. If I restart the laptop, everything is okay. I did install some updates through System Update which I'm guessing caused it. However, I have uninstalled them all now but the problem still exists. I have uninstalled my sound driver and let Windows reinstall it several times- no fix. Does anyone know what this exact issue is? UPDATE: Just realised when I ran System Update it did update some firmware. I wonder if that's what caused it (obviously I couldn't roll that back)

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Whenever I boot up my VAIO (VGN-SZ750N) laptop an all-blue screen appears only momentarily, so that there's no time to read any of what is clearly a very wordy warning in white typescript that fills the whole screen. How can I stop this long enough to read it and take whatever action it recommends?

then, something happens that may be related to this . . .

soon afterward, a boxed message appears saying: "System has recovered from a serious error . . . " Clicking on this results in a huge number of figures that would challenge anybody who attempted to write them down.

A:How to read warning that appears and disappears too fast to read on startup

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Hi all (first post, so I thought I should start with a hi)

When I use windows (Vista) normally, my right shift works fine, but when I used programs like DosBox or pinball games (or any other game for that matter), my right shift seems to stop working (computer doesn't recognize that it has been pressed). I don't see any reason for it to "disappear" like that .

I don't have another keyboard to test it out, but I don't think it is a hardware issue (I've thought maybe it is Vista's fault... seems to have the blame on everything...). I've tried changing the keyboard's language, but it doesn't change the shift problem.

My computer is a HP (and so is the keyboard), if that helps...
If someone could figure out what's up, I would be forever grateful, as I have no idea!

-- DK

PS: I checked the forums with no success in finding a post like this one, but if there is one, sorry, guess I was blind!

PPS: If you need more info, just ask... you probably would anyway...

A:Keyboard right shift "disappears"

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I don't know what I'm infected with or how to fix it. Sometimes my cursor disappears and I have to turn off the computer - it won't shut down normally. At other times, my browser disappears. Once it happened when I clicked on the back button and it always happens when I try to go to ebay.com. Thanks for any help.

A:Browser Disappears Or Cursor Disappears

"Welcome to BC caiton"Have you performed any anti-spyware & anti-virus scans? If not I recommend you do the following:Download and scan with Ad-Aware SE 1.06.If you already have Ad-Aware SE, please setup & configure as shown here.Download and scan with Spybot S&D 1.4.Setup & Configure as shown here.[DO NOT choose the option to install TeaTimer]Windows 2000 and XP users ONLY: Download and scan with Ewido Anti-Malware 3.5.Ewido Install and Scan InstructionsThen please perform these online Virus scans:[Watch the Address bar in IE. You may receive alerts that "This site might require the following ActiveX control...Click here to install...". Click on that alert and then Click Install ActiveX component]Trend Micro Housecall ScanPanda ActiveScan

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Hello, I jsut bought a microsoft internet pro USB keyboard. it is one of the ones that has *only* a usb connector. I have another of these that has both the USB and PS/2 connectors, and do not ahve any problems with this one. however the new one that has inly the USB connector is fine during Bios and POST. I can hit DEL to get into setup, I can controlCMOS setup, and I can type in my BIOS password with no trouble. but between the time I get through BIOS, and the time Windows starts loading, the keyboard stop working. I've installed all the drivers. and if I unplug, and re-plug-in the keyboard, everything is fine. but I hate having to unplug, and replug my keyboard in everytime I have to reboot wi98seI have other USB devices, and they work just fine. I even used to have the same keyboard on this computer, only it has both the ps/2 and usb connectors, but that has been attached to my new computer which is running Linux (which btw, the old keyboard works perfectly, and I can map the extra keys anyway I wish :}} ). can anyone make any suggestions on how to get this keyboard to work right without having to plug and unplug it every time I boot? I'll be glad to answer any questions needed to help solve this problem


A:RE: USB keyboard not working on startup

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I'm getting a strange problem when starting up my computer. On initial boot, one of the messages on screen is "press del to enter setup". At this point, the keyboard works fine-I can go in and change BIOS settings without any problem. However, if I let it contimue booting up, another message appears-"Press any key to boot from CD". This is the one I want, but at this point the keyboard has no effect. Even pressing F8 does nothing.

There isn't any problem once Windows starts-everything works as normal.

Any assistance or advice would be very welcome.

I'm trying to load Windows 7 over XP.

A:No keyboard input at startup

Try another keyboard. Do the numlock, etc LEDs flash as it's posting?

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Hi, windows 7 was all running smoothly until the other day i couldnt do anything and found that my windows button(?) was constantly pressed, it does this everytime i start my computer and i have to press it to get rid of it. I could provide more info if this isnt an easily solvable item,

Thankyou, shlomer.

A:Keyboard Glitch on Startup

Try cleaning your keyboard of spilled drinks.

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I have a problem with a PC that has me stumped. Windows XP Home with SP3 my friend had a problem with his keyboard, he replaced it and it took 3 tries to install the USB Drivers but it finally worked. Then the system Blue Screened and he brought it to Microcenter they said his CPU fan was bad and installed a new one. They all pulled the battery on the Motherboard for some reason. I told him to let just get the system back and I would look at it that a one time blue screen can happen(silly me)!

Now the system will boot fine and the desktop comes up but the keyboard and mouse will not work once windows starts at all. Numlock is lit but you cannot toggle it on or off. Mouse is lit but does not work.

Safe Mode does not work as it still has no keyboard or mouse

I can get into safe mode command prompt but don't really know what that gets me.

Ran CHKDSK and it completes when I checked the even log it showed some bad sectors that could not be repaired. I ran SpinRite and it found everything was fine.

I tried to do a repair install and when I boot the XP CD it does not see the current installation of XP and just wants to overwrite it. I have used the MS ERD commander and checked the system files. I also played with the drive settings since the morons pulled the battery options are IDE or RAID it is a Vostro 400. The system boots the same both ways but ERD crashes if I have it set for RAID ( single drive system)

I did a virus scan using an AVIRA boot disc a... Read more

A:No Keyboard or Mouse after startup

Hi Komondor,

Going on what you have stated, check your bios settings,me thinks your usb's are disabled.



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Hi guys I know I'm new here but definitely not with computers.

I have my uncles pc here with me which I am trying to clean up. i've cleaned up all the drives and everything and now im having a problem.

i restarted windows and now his keyboard isnt responding when i try and type in his password.

ive literally tried EVERYTHING i can think of AND everything that google has suggested to do with bios everything and still nothing. all of the solutions on the windows support website dont work. absolutely NOTHING works.

I've even reinstalled service pack 3, AND even completely reinstalled the entire operating system and nope nothing it just will not work.

for the amount of people asking how to fix this problem online there doesnt seem to be any answers that work.

the thing is that if i change the user to have no password and let the computer login by just selecting the user, the keyboard will then work once its logged in, not a problem. but i NEED a password on the administrators account due to young children.

so my question is WHY wont the keyboard work in the login screen in windows xp? and how the heck do i get it to work?! ive been trying to get it working all day, does anyone have a solution for me.... please, im begging here.

please can you help me

A:USB keyboard not responding on startup

unplug your keyboard. try uninstalling the keyboard from device manager, (uninstall not disable) shutdown the pc make sure the keyboard is plugged in properly and boot. it should then reload the drivers.


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I have a problem when connecting a USB keyboard to a Dell XPS M1530 laptop. I think this problem happened after installing windows 7 a few months ago.

Basically what happens is, when I start the computer and run f.e. BIOS settings the keyboard works fine, but when entering windows log in screen the keyboard stops responding.

I've tried several USB keyboards and all show up in the device manager and seem to be fine. I've tried installing several versions of logitech setpoint drivers but none of it had any effect.

When looking for a solution for this problem, I've seen several people mention a BIOS setting called "USB Keyboard Support" and I think this is the problem but I can't find this setting anywhere in my BIOS.

Does anyone have an idea for a solution to this? :) (Sorry if this is in the wrong section, because I'm not sure if this is a windows 7 or BIOS problem)

A:USB Keyboard not working AFTER startup

If you're using a USB hub, before trying bios solution try plugging keyboard directly into computer.

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Im not sure what I did but when my laptop boots up, i have the magnifier program and the keyboard on screen, i can just click them off but would like to know where i go to shut them off so they dont load up anymore


A:keyboard and magnifier at startup....

This should help you out,

Magnifier Starts at Startup - Enable or Disable

On-Screen Keyboard - Vista Forums

Startup Programs - Change

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On boot-up, my HP ENVY 15x360 PC's keyboard is sometimes (not always) 'dead'.  I am unable to type in my password to logon to windows 10.  Restarting has always resolved the issue.  The mouse works, and the passwor field accepts the cursor.What's going on?HP ENVY 15x360 PCProduct number: J9H90UA#ABAWindows 10 Home 64 bitIntel(r) Core(TM) i7-5500U CPU @2.4GHzMemory: 12GBSystem Board 2342 07.0ASystem BIOS: F.26 

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I have a problem when connecting a USB keyboard to a Dell XPS M1530 laptop. I think this problem happened after installing windows 7 a few months ago.

Basically what happens is, when I start the computer and run f.e. BIOS settings the keyboard works fine, but when entering windows log in screen the keyboard stops responding.

I've tried several USB keyboards and all show up in the device manager and seem to be fine. I've tried installing several versions of logitech setpoint drivers but none of it had any effect.

When looking for a solution for this problem, I've seen several people mention a BIOS setting called "USB Keyboard Support" and I think this is the problem but I can't find this setting anywhere in my BIOS.

Does anyone have an idea for a solution to this?

A:USB Keyboard not working AFTER startup

Yeah, I had this problem once after installing a new BIOS for my Gigabyte motherboard. There was indeed some type of option in the BIOS about USB keyboard support and the new BIOS had disabled that feature. Once I re-enabled it my keyboard was functional once again.

I also had this happen to a laptop at work...which happens to be Dell as well. I couldn't find anything within the BIOS referring to USB Keyboard support.....just like you mention. In this case, I believe we had to use Windows system restore and go back to the previous days restore point and it started working again.

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Hello all!

I am using an older Microsoft Bluetooth keyboard and mouse on my Win7 HTPC. This usually works wonderfully, except when the new startup repair screens are shown. These screens REQUIRE you to click a button (or press Enter) to continue, and will sit there for all etenerty until you do. The problem is, they are shown before the drivers for the bluetooth keyboard and mouse are loaded, so I can not click them with out stealing a wired keyboard or mouse from my other pc. This seems like a pretty stupid choice to me, as every other such option has some kind of time-limit on it so that it will automatically continue.

Is there a way to either have the startup repair screens default to some option after a short time, or to completely disable them?

My baby likes to press the pretty blue power button on the machine, and therefore I see that screen often, and am getting tired of running for the keyboard every other time I want to sit and watch a DVD... :P


A:No Keyboard for startup repair

Quote: Originally Posted by gpiper

Hello all!

I am using an older Microsoft Bluetooth keyboard and mouse on my Win7 HTPC. This usually works wonderfully, except when the new startup repair screens are shown. These screens REQUIRE you to click a button (or press Enter) to continue, and will sit there for all etenerty until you do. The problem is, they are shown before the drivers for the bluetooth keyboard and mouse are loaded, so I can not click them with out stealing a wired keyboard or mouse from my other pc. This seems like a pretty stupid choice to me, as every other such option has some kind of time-limit on it so that it will automatically continue.

Is there a way to either have the startup repair screens default to some option after a short time, or to completely disable them?

My baby likes to press the pretty blue power button on the machine, and therefore I see that screen often, and am getting tired of running for the keyboard every other time I want to sit and watch a DVD... :P


Hey gpiper welcome to Win7Forums! I believe I know where you change this at:

Boot into Windows 7
Go to ->start->type in Advanced System Settings hit enter->go to settings under statup and repair->change the wait time on recovery options time to your liking (also hit the check box bedise it if it has no check in it)


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Hi i was wondering if anyone could shed some light on why my computer is playing up. I recieve an occaisional keyboard error on startup, usually after the computer starts to run painfully slow and requires a reboot. At this point there are two short beeps followed by one beep after. After researching this, i have found that it could be a memory problem but i just need to check. The problem started when i transported my computer and tried turning it back on again so it could have been caused by the disturbance. I have cleaned the computer and check that the majority of components are connected properly. I recently upgraded my psu from a X-pro 400w to the coolermaster 500w

It is solved fairly easily by turning the power supply off waiting a few mins and turning it back on and restarting. However recently it has being going to the BSOD coming up with a ads.sys error. I am wondering whether these two events could be linked.

I would be very grateful if anyone could help me diagnose the problem further and suggest any more info. Thanks!

My computer is
Abit SR7-8X
Pentium 4 2.4ghz (Not overclocked)
512mb crucial ram
256mb radeon 9600
120gb Maxtor diamondmax Hdd
500W coolermaster i-green psu

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Hello,I am not good at or fimiliar with coding however I was wondering if there was a way to have the keyboard backlight turn on when I start my lapop.  I have a ThinkPad P53s.Thank you, Jake

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Something (spayware or an exe) got loaded onto my desktop running XP and it is now inaccessible. Every time i restart the computer once it gets to the xp user sign on as soaryon as i touch the keyboard it locks up. i've tried starting in safe mode but each option takes me back to the sign in area and then the key board locks.

Does anyone have an idea on how to get back into the system?


A:XP Keyboard Lock at startup

Are you using a USB or a PS/2 keyboard? Try using the other kind...

You may be stuck doing a repair install if you cannot get into safe mode either.

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When Windows 7 finishes starting at I'm at the login screen the keyboard sometimes doesn't respond. I try unplugging and replugging the USB connector with no success. The light above the num lock key doesn't even come on.

A:Keyboard sometimes not responding at startup

Do you have a another keyboard you can try? This way you will know if it a keyboard that is bad or a problem computer.

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When I try to select "Safe Mode" during start up nothing happens. I can access the Bios during startup but get to the screen to select Safe Mode nothing on the keyboard works. Neither the arrow keys or Enter does anything. All I can do is wait for it to count down and continue startup. After the computer starts the keyboard works just fine.,

Windows 7 64 bit, 4G RAM, Intel quadcore processor

A:Keyboard does not work during startup

I had this problem once and found that I had to hit the F lock key before hitting any F keys on start up.

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I updated the Bios, scanned and rescanned all things I could think of, and still get the ++++++ . If you delete it,it just comes back

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Sorry if this is wrong forum.

All of a sudden, programs that are in Msconfig and Startup, fail to load upon boot.

The programs are also checked in Icons - notification window.

The more pressing problem is that I keep losing my keyboard ( keys are opening Print, docs, etc), but no letters.

The way I've found to get it back is to log off and log on. (previously tried restart and even shut down and boot).

I've run Mbam, Sas, Herdprotect and Adw - nothing found.

Any suggestions appreciated.


A:Startup and keyboard problems

Crazy, very crazy computer.

I really don't know what he problem is but I would try another keyboard first.

I would install the different keyboard and let Windows pick the default drivers.

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I have noticed recently that when I turn on my computer, my keyboard works up to and including the startup of windows, once windows 7 fully starts up, it "restarts" the keyboard (Num lock, caps lock and scroll lock all light up and turn off), but then the keyboard stays off. It is then not possible to use the keyboard at all (ps/2 keyboard and a pretty ordinary one btw). Sometimes if I am lucky, I just power down completely and start back up and it works, but mostly it takes me anywhere from 3-6 tries before I can use the keyboard as usual.

I have already tried logging in with the on-screen keyboard, un-installing the ps/2 keyboard drivers and letting windows 7 re-install them, but that has done nothing.

I am running the Windows 7 RC (build 7100). There are no logs in the Event viewer to make me think it is a device conflict, and as stated, the keyboard works fine up until windows restarts the keyboard. Normally the Num lock light is on, then windows restarts it, and the num lock light should turn back on, but mostly it stays off and the keyboard is a dead stick.
Any advice??

A:Issues with Keyboard not accessible during startup

When did it start to play up? System restore may solve the problem then you can scrutinise programs, drivers, etc you install after doing the restore. Set up restore points if anything seems suspect. You can also turn off automatic updates, and change to "download updates, but ask before installing" - this way you can check over them, although W7 nilly always sets a restore point with updates.

If the problem has been around since you installed the OS you should post your motherboards name, hard drives- whether they are sata, and what bios version you are using. The keyboard itself could be the problem - can you find its exact name ? Then you can go to the labtec site and find the best drivers for it .
Hmmn!! if its the Labtec? Standard Keyboard Plus or the Labtec? Media Wireless Desktop 800™ no drivers are required - meaning they use standard plug and play drivers.
Labtec.com > Support > Downloads

Try a sytem restore, well, thats what I would do firstly, because if was working correctly at some stage, its something you installed after that stage, which has caused the problem.

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I'm trying to run my dell desktop but whenever windows beings to boot up i get an error message that says keyboard drivers not found press f2 for setup but my keyboard won't work. Any suggestions?

A:Keyboard drivers not found on XP startup

Simple. Get a new keyboard. If your PC supports a PS/2 keyboard then use that. Or make sure that USB is enabled in the BIOS. Difficult to enter the BIOS if your keyboard doesnt work. Clear the CMOS directly on the motherboard. Check your manual for instructions. Easiest way is the power off PC, unplug the kettle load then take the side off the case. Next locate the watch battery and carfefully remove it. Wait 10 seconds then press and hold the power on button for 30 seconds. Put the battery back in and power up the PC again and hopefully USB will work and you will have control over the keyboard.

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I have been having an issue with my computer (ASUS X550Z laptop) where the keyboard does not work on startup after I installed Windows 10. When the problem first arose several months ago the keyboard would kick in if I waited a few minutes, now I have to restart my computer several times before it works. Further, occasionally the keyboard will work on startup but once I have logged in it will fail to work.

Occasionally on the initial startup, the computer will blue screen and give me the driver_power_state_failure error. I have followed the instructions of another site to delete and reinstall problematic drivers (the keyboard drivers were not listed as problematic, but I reinstalled them anyway). However, this has not provided a solution to either of the issues. Although I am not sure if the driver error is related to the keyboard's lack of functionality, I am certain that the keyboard is not the issue as it works as intended when I restart enough times.

Additional information:
CPU: AMD Quad Core A8-7200P
OS: Windows 10 Home Version 10.0.10586 Build 10586
System Manufacturer: ASUSTek COMPUTER INC
System Model: X550ZA

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I have a Dell Inspiron 531 with Windows Vista Home Premium. At startup I get a black screen and message: Keyboard failure. has anyone had this problem? This happened once before, but turning it off and on a few times and typing the default four zeros on the keyboard brought it back. Doesn't want to work this time. Wireless mouse & keyboard. It came with backup disks if that would do it. Any help would be appreciated greatly. Thanx DDD

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Hey guys

I've got a weird one here.

I recently purchased a new usb keyboard and mouse to replace my old ps2 keyboard and usb mouse.

Now here is where it starts to get weird...

When i started using the new usb keyboard my system just refused to start up past the bios loading(just to clarify: the bios loads and then the next screen comes up, usually where it would say "loading operating system...") Now there is where the problem is... When it gets to that screen all is see is the blinking DOS line... I have had it stay like that for hours without it moving past it.

With the ps2 keyboard this was never a problem, I have also found that unplugging the usb keyboard before powering up my system avoids this problem, but then there are bios settings requests that move past before i can get the keyboard back in and functioning.

I have tried other usb keyboards to see if it is just this specific keyboard but the same problem occurs.

Now i was wondering if it could be something on the motherboard?

I have had to format my system a couple of times and hoped that that might also solve this problem, but I was not that lucky.

My system currently consists of the following:
Gigabyte H67MA-D2H socket LGA 1155 motherboard
Intel core i5-2500 3.30GHz cpu
4gb Transcend RAM
3 hdds: 80,160GB,1.5TB
Nvidia GT430, 2gb, 128bit Graphics card
A ZIXAA/ZIXM multimedia keyboard
and a Prestigio mouse

Please guys if anyone has a solution for my problem I would be deeply grateful.

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A:Usb keyboard might be halting system startup

Sorry guys i forgot to mention this.
At the point where it freezes, if i tap the space bar 3 times it moves past this, its the quickest way I have found to move past this.
The only problem is that if the power goes off and comes back on my pc is set to start up again as i need it to be on most of the time for my work.
The problem is that if the power goes out while i'm sleeping the pc will still be waiting like that until i press the space bar...
This makes it a less than desired solution.

Thanks again

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Hello, i have windows XP and i have been trying to reboot my computer in safe mode in order to remove all the junk/ads/spyware off my computer efficiently. However, when I try to press f8 at startup, my computer doesn't work. Even at the configuration screen that appears after rebooting like 4 times, it doesn't work... The only time it seems to work is after its booted up. Can someone give me some advice on fixing this problem, or removing all the junk thats infesting my computer? it would be much appreciated, my e mail is [email protected],

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Hello manvin and Welcome to TSF sometimes you really have to time it right when you hit the F8 key but if you're still having problems accessing Safe Mode or Last Known Good Configuration give this a try

Recovery Console: In the progression of repair items for XP, Recovery Console is the next logical step if Last Known Good Configuration and Safe Mode have failed in allowing the system to boot. As Microsoft states, "This method is recommended only if you are an advanced user who can use basic commands to identify and locate problem drivers and files."

Access the Recovery Console: Start the computer with the Windows XP installation CD in the CD drive. When prompted during text-mode setup, press R to start the Recovery Console.

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I have a very nice gaming keyboard, I installed a better CPU fan a long time ago so now everytime the computer starts up I get "CPU FAN ERROR Press F1 to continue.", No problem there, except that my new keyboard is incapable of pressing F1 until it reaches the user selection. Anytime I press a button where I have to press F1 the light-up keys turn off until I let go of the key, but it doesnt do anything.

What can I do to make this keyboard work from the start?, its very annoying that I have to goto my other computer and take out the keyboard, just to plug it in to press F1 everytime I need to start up this computer.

A:Keyboard is disabled until windows startup.

Plug in the other keyboard, go into the CMOS setup and disable "Halt on all errors."


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i spent too much money on a flash git aluminium mouse and keyboard, they are both usb.

Firstly, the keyboard sometimes doesn't respond during startup so i have to keep my filthy beige one plugged in to enter bios or enter safe mode. This is an intermittent problem.

Does anyone know how i can force a USB keyboard to function from the start every time? I'm assuming it's something to do with when the USB drivers etc are loaded in the startup sequence but thats just a guess.

Secondly I have a usb to ps2 adapter for the mouse, does it really matter which i use, usb or ps2? I don't need it to be hot swappable and an extra free usb port would be nice. Could i use the adapter for the keyboard?

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