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Keyboard doesn't function with XP


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redleaf

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:tazz: It's been 2 weeks now. I even bought a new keyboard guaranteed to be compliant with XP, but I have the same problem as the old keyboard. I checked the pins, and they look fine, and the new keyboard works fine with ME, anyway.

I have a dual boot system right now. When I boot up with ME there's no problem with the keyboard. But when I boot up with XP, I cannot get either of my keyboards to work on it. They don't type anything at all.

The mouse works perfectly, unlike some other complaints I read.

I read a few threads where updates were suspected for the problem. Just after I installed XP, it performed an automatic update. Usually I like to see what's being downloaded, but this time, it started downloading and installing stuff without giving me the option of seeing it first. Neither could I pause or stop the downloads.

Is there a way that I can find out if the updates caused this problem? Can those updates be removed? I have no Restore point for backup as it happened on the first bootup of XP.

I am about to try reformatting and re-installing XP on that drive.
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Just a guess but it sounds like you system might have been hit with an internet worm. If it was a clean install of XP pre-SP2 and you have broadband (cable or DSL) then it takes less then 15 minutes for an unpatched machine to be compromised. I would try this:

1. Reinstall XP with you modem turned off.
2. After install IMMEDIATELY enable the XP firewall: Instructions
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Thank you GeneralAres. I will try that this evening and let you know ... :tazz:
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Thank you, GeneralAres for your suggestion. It worked! :tazz:
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