|Quote: "...But you won't find too many techs out there that can even compete with me...."|
mmm - self praise is "sometimes" a safe/OK recommendation; basis of much legitimate advertising etc.. But when seemingly coupled with arrogance - one might be inclined to wonder just a wee bit...?
Logically if the system was "OK" previously; and had an anti-virus util installed and current definitions also installed - not an unreasonable presumption (to us mere mortals...) - then not very likely to be a virus issue (but not impossible).
However the poster "clearly"(?) states that the problem arrived "after" the keyboard was leant upon? Prior to that apparently all was well with it? At least that's what the rest of us here - "clearly less qualified and clearly less experienced" - seem to have read/understood?
It may be that a setting was disabled somehow as a result of whatever transpired (bios detail perhaps; registry entry perhaps; who knows what...); and thus any bog-standard ps2 keyboard will not work.. - until that is rectified (setting/s restored)... Last known good config - a wild/long shot - might resolve it, might not; but again who knows (apart from The Shadow...)?
It is only fair of course to acknowledge that the usb keyboard test is not bad idea/suggestion...; although I have my doubts; but worth to try...
Over the few years I've been across IT - from dos3x onwards... - I've come across all manner of odd causes and effects with assorted kit... Likewise so have many others here - none of whom would presume to present themselves as in the last line of your post (#5) above...
That presents like a Hollywood B-movie "fastest gun in town attitude..."; and such posers seldom lived long in most of those movies?
Meanwhile - back at the ranch... - until the original poster comes back with more info... one is simply "guessing"... as to what/why etc.?
You points re' grammar etc. are of course valid. However if occasionally we don't attempt to preserve the structure and form of the language we use... (and I suggest that no one situation is exclusively off limits at all times..), then it will decline into meaningless and confusing gibberish in due course... And then asking for help here, and elsewhere - and actually receiving it... - will become even harder for both providers and recipients?
Goes back to chair on porch outside the saloon, or maybe the marshal's office; tips chair back a little against the wall, tips hat over eyes, and snoozes - until...