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Cant logon to XP with Ctrl Alt Del -nothing happens!


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#1 Resolve

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Posted 30 December 2008 - 05:07 AM

I'm trying to access a Dell XP Pro pc using normal login. The pc boots ok. At Login, I press Crtl ATL + Del on the usb keyboard and nothing happens.I tried changing keyboard but still same problems. (the keyb works!) The mouse(usb) works as I can access the Helpp button but nothing else works.
I tried safe mode with Networking - same problem. I put HD as slave in another pc and did spyware and virus check (found loads). Can boot up in repair mode but dont know what to do next. There are limited restore points but only in the last few days so I doubt they would work.
Does anyone have any suggestions or is it a rebuild job?:thumbsup:

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Posted 30 December 2008 - 09:13 AM

I've recently had a lot of issues with using USB keyboards on Dell's
Even though the keyboard is good, try another.
If the Dell has PS2 ports, try those (not all Dell's have them)
Try different USB ports - at work I'll try the front one's first.
Wait a long time to see if the system is just slow in recognizing the keyboard.
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Posted 30 December 2008 - 11:34 AM

You could try scanning your system with SuperAntiSpyware http://www.superantispyware.com/

or

Malwarebytes http://www.malwarebytes.org/

Both are free.

or

Go to http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm to line 113 to restore the Task Manager (Ctrl/Alt/Del)
Please post back if we found the solution




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