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Haz

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Hello there,

When i load up the OS (Windows XP) i can type 29 keystrokes and then the keyboard freezes the rest of the OS seems fine and i can still use a onscreen keyboard. Now to me this would be a virus however after some time i formatted and started again (same problem) and then tried a linux live cd same problem except this time it was less keystrokes, i then went into the BIOS and tried changeing setting and yet again the BIOS keyboard froze after 15-20 keystrocks.
Now i'm a computer tech and have worked with systems for a number of yeras but this is getting a little annoying i would think that
A. Its a BIOS flash it needs
B. The system controller for DMA's & IRQ's is messed

What do you think?
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Buy a new keyboard. :whistling:
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Funny you should say that, hats what we did. Laptop keyboards arnt cheep :whistling:
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Nobody said it was a laptop you were referring to. But standard PC keyboards work quite happily on laptops as well. :whistling:
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Yep, that was how we knew it was a hardware issue and not software (virus/os conflict etc) once the USB/PS2 keyboards worked no problem then really the only thing left to try was new keyboard :whistling:
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