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Windows wont start up & Keyboards dead


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Planet Ashley

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Well, about a week ago I was using my computer and it was running perfectly fine. I disconnect all my cables to attatch to another computer...once im done with that I go to re-connect all the cables to my main computer and I try to start up Windows and my keyboard is "dead". For the past 1 1/2 years, I have had to Press F1 to complete startup of my computer, well with my keyboard out I obvisously cant do that. So I use another keyboard same problem. So, its not my keyboard thats malfunctioning. But when I first hit the 'power' button the keyboard does light up, then when it goes to the F1 screen it dies. So their is still power to the keyboard and its still reading like it has a keyboard...I'm currently running on Windows XP Pro and I was wondering if you guys could suggest what this problem is or if theirs anyway to fix it. It would be greatly appreciated.

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could be the keyboard port on that computer is bad. You could try a usb keyboard. When you say you removed the cables from one computer to another, did you have both computers powered off? Connecting a keyboard our mouse while the computer is powered up is not good! That could be what caused your problem.
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Well my other keyboard uses a USB board...and that didnt help either. And I almost 99.99% positive that I had both of them off. But I'm going to have a friend look at it though and see if he cant do anything about it. If all else fails ill just have to take it to someplace like BestBuy or something.

But Anyways thanks for the input!

- Ashley

Edited by Planet Ashley, 25 May 2005 - 03:01 PM.

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Ashley,

make sure you have the keyboard and mouse plugged into the correct connectors.

Edited by djgotee, 25 May 2005 - 03:08 PM.

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And, i think theres a set of firmware simple drivers on the cmos (bios) for the keyboard. Geeks staff can verify this. If they are you might try to reset your bios?
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Also see this:

http://club.aopen.co...MessageID=28103
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Also :

Keyboard not detected is usually caused by 1) the keyboard is not plugged all the way in, 2) the keyboard connector on the motherboard is broken where it is soldered to the motherboard, 3) a bad keyboard, and 4) bad keyboard cord, in that order. The CMOS check sum is usually correctable by goind into the CMOS Setup and Exit and Save. Before exiting the CMOS, you may want to load the defaults and then do some tuning. You may want to jumper the battery to clear the CMOS before going into it. Do this with the power cord disconnected or you may damage the motherboard. Leave it jumperd for a few minutes. Try wiggling the keyboard connector.
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