Keyboard working but can't type

May 22, 2009 at 01:51:45
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Everytimr I on my computer, I have to type in my
password . Today when I tried typing my password ,
nothing came out . I tried many differnt keyboards and
nothing came out. It's USB keyboard . None of the
buttons I typed on the keyboard came out. Help , what's
the problem?

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May 22, 2009 at 08:37:15

Before going into the blue place (to choose users), I could
press for caps lock . But at theblue place, it seemed hang.

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May 22, 2009 at 12:55:08

By "the blue place," I assume you mean the field where you type your password. Try this first: power off the PC, then unplug the keyboard from the PC base, plug it back in, and then reboot the PC. Then see if your keyboard allows you to type in your password. (If this happens to be a USB keyboard, then after you unplug it, try plugging it into a different USB port before rebooting the PC.) Post back & let us know if this works.

1 Corinthians 15:3-4

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May 22, 2009 at 13:03:21

Subcategory: Input Devices

1. What kind of computer is this? Desktop? Laptop? Netbook?
2. What Operating system are you using?


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May 22, 2009 at 13:56:44

Sorry I didn't go back & read your first post ... just noticed it's a USB keyboard. When you tried other keyboards, did you always plug it into the same USB port, or did you try other ports? Also, have you tried plugging in other USB devices (memory sticks, mice, etc.) to see if they work?

1 Corinthians 15:3-4

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May 22, 2009 at 15:50:47

Try to boot into Windows Safe Mode by tapping F8 at start up.

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May 22, 2009 at 21:13:07

I tried plugging it in to the other USB port and it still doesn't

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May 22, 2009 at 21:21:25

When I went into safe mode, the keyboard still doesn't work
and there was the user "administrator" which doesn't require
password . I went in there and then something popped out
saying this wizard helps you install software for USB keyboard
. I clicked installed the software automatically . Then it said "
the hardware was not installed because the wizard cannot find
the necessary software.

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May 22, 2009 at 21:24:50

Do I have to let the comp rest for a few days ?

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May 22, 2009 at 23:06:05

check the BIOS setting and Enable the DOS function USB function, I hope you will get good result.If not, than Enable all USB ports Enable in the BIOS and Save setting through pressing F10.

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May 23, 2009 at 01:55:31

Sorry I'm a comp noob, how do I check for the Bios setting

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May 23, 2009 at 06:23:52

You don't need to reset anything in the BIOS to make a USB device work in Windows.

Have you told us the whole story? Did you re-install WinXP?

It sounds like you don't have the motherboard chip set drivers installed.

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May 23, 2009 at 09:25:40

But it was working fine for the past 2 years

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May 23, 2009 at 10:24:44

You may have received a hardware update from Windows Updater that pooched your drivers. I NEVER allow Windows to update any hardware.

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May 24, 2009 at 00:04:10

What should I do now:(

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May 24, 2009 at 04:45:02

Try a system restore to back before the problem started.

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May 24, 2009 at 09:03:30

How do I do thT

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May 24, 2009 at 09:11:29

Go to Start> help and support> System restore. Choose a highlighted date that is before the problem.

If the restore doesn't help then undo it.

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May 24, 2009 at 20:11:54

How do I undo it and do I do that at the safe mood in the
administrator , since I can't type pass in my own user

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May 25, 2009 at 04:34:09

Have you tried a different keyboard? If the present keyboard is not working then how did you get into Windows Safe Mode?

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June 2, 2009 at 23:59:37

Try connecting another keyboard to the computer

try connecting the keyboard to the USB port the mouse is currently connected to

just because one USB port is working does not mean the others will

I solved this problem by getting online assitance from they can help you in better way.

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