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#1 Portman

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 02:23 PM

I am trying to help out a friend whose keyboard stops working as soon as Windows starts to load. She has a Desktop PC running Windows XP (not sure what SPs are installed, as I cannot get logged in). She is using a USB keyboard (no PS2 ports on the unit) which works in the BIOS, but as soon as Windows starts to load, none of the keys work. I have verified that the keyboard is working on another PC.

I had intended to use the on-screen keyboard to investigate the problem further, once Windows had loaded, but her account has a password and I cannot get past this screen without a keyboard!. Is it possible to by-pass the log in screen? Also any ideas about sorting out the keyboard problem if I can get into her account.

Thanks for any help you can give me.

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 02:37 PM

Providing info on bypassing passwords...is against forum rules. You might want to take a look at such, Bleeping Computer - Discussion Forum Rules - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/boardrules.php.

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 04:45 PM

Information on how to enable the on screen keyboard at the welcome screen:

http://www.edugeek.net/forums/windows/1656...gon-screen.html




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