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Keyboard freezes system

petty01
Occasional Visitor

Keyboard freezes system

Whenever I press any key on the keyboard the whole system freezes. The keyboard works up until windows loads. I can us F8 to get into safe mode but the computer still freezes when I try to use the keyboard.
2 REPLIES
Ronald Postma
Honored Contributor

Re: Keyboard freezes system

Hi petty01,
Try another keyboard.
If you use a PS/2 keyboard it can be possible the connector is not good anymore, then you have to buy a USB keyboard.
Also UBS keyboard use another driver, so can be that that one works fine. if a file of the windows got corrupted. But my first thought is a faulty keyboard.

Have a nice day,
HTH, Ronald
The logic of Microsoft: "Press START to shut down the pc"
Randy C.
Valued Contributor

Re: Keyboard freezes system

I ran into this on a system I serviced within the last year or so. The PS/2 keyboard and mouse jacks weren't well marked on the back. The user had plugged the keyboard plug into the mouse jack and vice versa. Reversing the two solved the problem. Hope this helps. -Randy