Keyboard doesn't work in Safe Mode
Posted 18 April 2009 - 08:41 AM
Posted 18 April 2009 - 10:01 AM
Also how long has the error message about KB been happening. You said "I believe that has always been there since I got the thing"
Makes me believe the kb is the issue and not os. Have you tried a different kb to see if it fixes the problem?
If so and problem still happens then I am inclined to believe your kb port on motherboard may be your problem.
Edited by rshaffer61, 18 April 2009 - 10:02 AM.
Posted 18 April 2009 - 11:12 AM
If you can, then the problem is either with windows or the chipset driver. rshaffer61's advice to test the computer with another keyboard is a good one.
Posted 18 April 2009 - 11:18 AM
I would also like to find out what kind of kb this is. Is it a multimedia type with volume control and all that on it?
Is it a usb or standard ps2?
Not working in safe mode makes me believe it is usb and I don't believe windows loads usb support for kb and\or mouse in safe mode.
Posted 18 April 2009 - 12:06 PM
Posted 18 April 2009 - 12:20 PM
Posted 19 April 2009 - 08:17 PM
But just to answer the questions that were raised, this is a standard-issue Dell keyboard, no fancy multimedia stuff. And I have often seen it flash "keyboard failure" very briefly while starting up (not sure if it is 100% - it goes by quickly), but then it works just fine. I considered it a false alarm. It is only in Safe Mode that I have ever experienced it actually not working.
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