Keyboard Disabled


G

Guest

I have a problem with my P4 Northwood 3.06 PC in that just before Windows XP
Pro loads (when the logo starts), my MS Internet Keyboard Pro 85% shuts down.
It's an older wired keyboard with internet keys at the top. The internet keys
work but not the number and/or letter keys. I've tried switching keyboards
and switching connections (USB and PS/2). With this systemboard, ASUS, the PC
won't boot without a keyboard recognized but right after the posting and just
before the Windows logo, it shuts down. The Numbers Key Lock could start on
but turns off when Windows boot. I've tried changing drivers and software
packages (IntelliType Pro 5.5, 5.2) and I've substituted i8042prt.sys,
kbdhid.sys, kbdhid.org, etc. from working PC's and from the original WinXP
CD. I've tried using Logitech's drivers and software. I've scanned with virus
and spyware softwares from several makers and they all show that it's clean.
My next step would be to try FixBoot sector. I'm also wondering if it's a
corupt file or virus in the MBR. Any ideas anyone?
 
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G

Glen

Do you mean windows wont fully load? As windows start to load only some keys
seem to work. Does it get to the point where the windows logo appears then
the computer shuts down? Is that what you are saying. I couldn't understand
from your post whats going on. When you say shuts down what exactly happens?
Do you get any messages like "windows is shutting down" or is it like
throwing a switch? You need to try and make it a bit clearer. Is the
computer overclocked in any way at all.

Glen P
 
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G

Guest

Hi Glen, To clarify, WinXP fully loads. In fact, everything works except the
keyboard. The only key that does work is the "Mail" button amounst the row of
internet keys across the top of keyboard. If I boot the PC using PS/2 for the
keyboard and I select the "Num Lock," "Caps Lock" and "Scroll Lock," the
lights will stay on, indicating internal low voltage through the PS/2
connection. If I repeat the same keys using USB 1.1, the lights would turn
off just before the WinXP logo. I don't receive any error dialog boxes and/or
BSOD. If I checked "Hardware" in "Device Manager," under Keyboard, "Standard
101/102 Keyboard or Microsoft Natural Keyboard" would have a yellow
exclaimation mark and in "Properties," it says, "This device is disabled.
Code 10."
I've tried Recovery Console (sp) with the C:\WINDOWS prompt and "FixBoot"
and that didn't work. I've also tried installing and reinstalling IntelliType
5.5, the latest and earlier versions too. Instead of "Standard 101/102... in
the "Device Manager," it would say "Internet Keyboard Pro" with the
exclaimation mark.
The PC is a non-overclocked DIYS with an ASUS P4T533, Intel 3.06GHz, 512
RDRAM PC1066, 128MB GUI ATi Radeon 9800. Besides the keyboard, everything
works fine: no hardware or software glitches, no viruses, spyware, adware,
trojans, etc. The keyboard works fine on my other PC's and I also switched
keyboards and they wouldn't work either. It's definitely the PC. Baffling!!
 

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