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#1 nu2this


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Posted 17 October 2008 - 07:27 PM


I have an old Dell Latitude laptop that suddenly has begun to freeze the keyboard while starting up. The operating system is Windows 2000 service pack 4.

I get the log onto windows on the screen but there is no cursor available and the key board is unresponsive I cannot do anything at all. CntAltDel does not bring up taskmaster or shutdown the box. The only way to shut down is to shut off the power.

Does anyone have any ideas as to what may be causing this?

Thank you.

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Posted 18 October 2008 - 02:18 PM

I would try and change the CMOS battery
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why won't my laptop work?

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Posted 19 October 2008 - 01:02 PM

Do you have a USB port on the lap top? If so go buy an el cheapo USB Keyboard and try that.

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Posted 19 October 2008 - 06:15 PM

Thanks everyone for your suggestions and assistance,

Since I've had so much previous trouble (viruses lost folders etc.) with this laptop, I decided to get rid of the Win2k OS and install Ubuntu. So far so good.

Edited by nu2this, 19 October 2008 - 06:18 PM.

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