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#1 Graham78

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 11:21 AM

Hey all,

I have a problem with my computer which is causing bleeping on start up ;) Also when I try to type with my keyboard the characters that appear are incorrect. I am currently using the on screen keyboard which is FUN. Following is an example: a= no character b= xb c= c8 d= d e=e f= 2f.

I have logged into the visitor profile and used system restore to no good effect. I am unable to sign to my profile due to the keyboard problem. I suspecr my daughter(toddler) was messing with he computer whn I was fixing lunchfor us. Does anyone know what is causing this?

Any help would be appreciated.

I did a search for "keyboard issues xp desktop" and did not find anything relevant :(

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 12:11 PM

System manufacturer...and model?

Can you boot into safe mode?

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 12:28 PM

Dell dimension 5150

wired dell keyboard (HID Keyboard device)

I managed to log in to safe mode by hitting all the keys until I got the safe mode boot menu. Took quite a few attempts, but I managed to change the password for my profile to one I could use.

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 12:40 PM

Try running the chkdsk /r command.

Start/Run...type chkdsk /r (space bwtween k and /) and then hit Enter.

Type Y in new screen and hit Enter.

Reboot the system...let command run. System will boot into XP when command has finished running.

Louis

I would get a replacement keyboard, never hurts to have a spare for any desktop.

Edited by hamluis, 24 November 2010 - 12:41 PM.


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Posted 24 November 2010 - 01:26 PM

If at all possible, swap keyboards with another system temporarily
If the problem follows the keyboard I would replace it as you may have stuck keys
In the beginning there was the command line.




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