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my keyboard doesnt work in windows

i have a ps/2 keyboard which works pretty fine untill you get on to the login screen then it halts, mouse works fine(either ps/2 or usb). i tried to install the new windows operating system also but the keyboard halts when it asks to press enter to start the installation, then i installed the linux operating system, now keyboard works in linux but same problem in windows, it halts at login prompt. please help.
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Re: my keyboard doesnt work in windows

same problem in windows ..

is that PC, server or .. .. ?
had you tried different Keyboard ?
bent pins ?
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Re: my keyboard doesnt work in windows

Mudasir:
Here are some ideas given in another Forum:

"If it's a PS2 keyboard, check the pins on the plug. Unplug it and plug it back in.
-Try safe mode. If you can log in, uninstall any keyboard device in device manager and reboot.
-Try booting up without the mouse plugged in.
-Try a different keyboard.
-If you have VPN or dial up software that has a custom GINA, try uninstalling it under safe mode."

Let us know whether this works.
Tom
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Re: my keyboard doesnt work in windows

Plug the keyboard into a similar PC to see if the same behavior exists........

Also please tell us what the brand and model number is for this keyboard.

Jim
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Re: my keyboard doesnt work in windows

The operating system is windows 2000 professional, i tried the two other keyboards as well, so there is no use of thinking the bend pins,i would appreciate if any other solution you guys can gimme. my Computer is not connected to internet, i am using it at my home PC.no vpn
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Re: my keyboard doesnt work in windows

Mudasir:
Have you tried switching off your computer, unplugging your keyboard, and booting up again? If it asks for a keyboard, just follow the prompts to install keyboard again.
PS. You might get more of a response if people see that you assign points :)
Tom
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Re: my keyboard doesnt work in windows

Did the other two keyboards work?
If not then the keyboard port soldered into the motherboard would be bad. The pins might be OK, but inside case would be bad.

Which means you need a new motherboard.
swap for a new mthrbd............

I had a printer port break on me two years ago, and I had to swap the motherboard.

Jim
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Re: my keyboard doesnt work in windows

Try USB Microsoft Keyboard they sold right now everywhere in black color, around $15
USB might work, as it uses different Chipset (in case PS/2 on board damaged).
Had you tried to reset BIOS to default?
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Re: my keyboard doesnt work in windows

What brand of keyboard? Is is a generic 102/104, or does it have extra buttons over the function keys? Is "scroll lock" on or off? Does it require a driver to get full functionality?

I'd just head to wally world and invest $5 in a new generic kb...
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Re: my keyboard doesnt work in windows

If you have a multimedia keybord may be that you have to install the corect driver for the correct Win OS.
In case of need I can provide you the driver for MM keybord for WinXP/Win2K
HTH,
Art