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#1 doomzdaymasheen

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 03:48 PM

Before Windows XP Professional boots, I get a screen with a keyboard failure message. I am using a gateway keyboard on a Dell Optiplex GX260. My device manager does not list any keyboard drivers. Please help - I've had to use the On-Screen Keyboard to type for the past five hours!

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 03:52 PM

Well, forgive an obvious question but have you tried a different keyboard?

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 03:55 PM

i would but i have just the one.

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 04:01 PM

Well, then may I suggest you borrow one. Until we know whether or not the keyboard works there isn't much intelligent advice we can provide.

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 04:14 PM

Maybe you can take your keyboard over to a neighbors or buddies to test it.
If it has a PS/2 connector (round connector) make sure the system is powered off when you connect the keyboard.

If it does the same thing on another system you probably should replace it.
In the beginning there was the command line.

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 04:27 PM

Clearly if he can take his keyboard to a neighbor he can borrow one from that same neighbor, but okay :)

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 05:12 PM

Whatever works.

Also try powering down the system and unplug & replug the keyboard.
Maybe its just loose.
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