stupid keyboard

By theuselesscomp
Nov 18, 2006
  1. My keyboard is no longer working on my laptop. The keyboard works in MacOS, but as soon as windows xp loads and I get to the password prompt the keyboard stops working.

    I tried a repair reinstall, but when windows xp loads to the text portion the keyboard still does not working.

    I've booted with a DOS disk and all worked fine, I've also connected a usb keyboard and mouse but this failed. I've checked the settings in the BIOS but nothing seems unusal. I can't seems to find a solution online either

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated since I am at the end of my ropes

    Thankyou in advanced
  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    Have you tried booting into safemode by pressing F8 before windows begins to load then selecting the safe mode option????

    Sometimes, just doing that then booting normally can correct a problem like that!!!!

    Let me know if that works or not!!!!
  3. theuselesscomp

    theuselesscomp TS Rookie Topic Starter

    naw it doesnt help....
  4. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    Did the keyboard work in safemode???
  5. theuselesscomp

    theuselesscomp TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yes it did
  6. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    In that case, in safemode, go into device manager and remove everything in the keyboards section then reboot into normal mode and see if there is an improvement!!!!
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