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UncleDave

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I'm running Windows XP on my DeskTop. My wireless keyboard quit responding about two weeks ago. I replaced it with a wired USB and still having the same problem. I'm able to access the BIOs with the keyboard but haven't made any changes. I have a online keyboard that I use to access any online drivers if needed. I gone into the Hardward program in Windows and there is no keyboard listed under keyboards (not sure if this is normal). I also (not sure if related)keep getting a box that pops up saying found new hardware and to install. I followed the sequence to load the hardward (thinking it could be for the keyboard drivers) but it cannot find anything and wants a disk...which I don't have. The message will not go away even if I cancel it. Please advise.

Note: My kids use this PC for gaming/online activities and down loading all sorts of stuff.
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My kids ... down loading all sorts of stuff.

Yeah, that's scary. Have you scanned for malware?

Have you tried other USB ports? I am assuming the wireless keyboard used a USB adapter too. You might see if your computer supports a PS/2 keyboard, the small round connector type. If so, a simple USB to PS/2 adapter should work. If the keyboard works then you know you have a USB port problem.
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Yes I have tried a different USB port with same results.
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