Hello to anyone who can help me. I've got an annoying little problem on my hands...or rather under my fingers. Literally just last night my computer stopped working after a hard shut-down. The cause of the ill-advised shutdown wasn't a freezing of the computer or anything, but simply me being in a rush to turn it off before attending an appointment. After starting it up, I noticed that the on-board keyboard just wouldn't work. As advised in a previous topic with a similar problem, I've tried hitting every single key. Nothing in the conventional keyboard layout, including the Function keys, the QWERTY keys and the keys on the number pad work. Even the print screen, scroll lock and pause/break keys are out of commission. What's worse is that the keyboard doesn't work even in the BIOS menu, so I can't access the safe mode. Strangely enough, the function key and their corresponding function buttons are still usable. At current, I'm using a USB keyboard from my Dell desktop to type this.
I don't know how helpful this is, but I've also tried doing two system restores. In both cases, the computer gave me an error about the access points not able to be accessed because of an antivirus software. I doubt that's the actual cause, but for the sake of knowing for sure, I just uninstalled the antivirus program that I've been using, Avira Antivir (the free version) and will try it again after posting this message. I'm curious to know if this could be the tell-tell signs of a malware attack (if so, I might've been spiked by an email virus of some sort just a day or two ago.)
The specifications of my laptop are as follows:
Model: Satellite L505D
Processor: 2.00 GHz AMD Athlon II Dual-Core
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium (32-bit)
Your assistance in this matter will be most appreciated.
Edited by mikerox, 30 September 2010 - 10:44 AM.