Well, well!!! Seems like I am not the only one to have this problem. For the most part, I have it "sort of fixed."
This is what I did AND I STILL HAVE SOME PROBLEMS that I will get to.
My keyboard was frozen, using xp pro and logitech cordless mouse and board. Tried other boards as you have to no avail. FORTUNATELY--- when I first set up my system a couple of years ago or so, I put two accounts in place, one for me and one for my wife. I got into my wife's account and the board worked in her account but not in mine. Next I went into safe mode and reset the computer to some earlier date and the operating system was able to get things back into operation for me.
Although I didn't try going into the administrator account, I believe the keyboard would have worked just as my wife's did. If you have not resolved your problem it might be worth a try.
There are some left over problems that I will post in a separate string that I will share here. I build my machine using an Asus KV8 mother board. One of the monitor circuits for a fan is somewhat iffy, most times when the machine goes through a boot cycle I get a fan error requiring pushing F1 to continue booting. Well, F1 doesn't work, niether does the delete key until the operating system starts. So this leads to multiple on/off toggles until a condition exists without a fan error. But this is a different topic, I just wanted to tell my experience with the keyboard not working.
Note--- the mouse worked OK, that allowed me to change accounts
EDIT:--OK! Wanted to get back to the F1 problem and solution. I tried earlier using the vendor's CD to reload the drivers but that failed because the software in the computer was later than the software on the CD. After posting above, I went to Logitech's site and downloaded the drivers directly. That fixed the F1 problem.
Edited by foggy, 29 December 2005 - 10:02 PM.