keyboard problems in xp

Discussion in 'Operating Systems' started by pendragon1, Oct 6, 2006.

  1. pendragon1

    pendragon1 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    i have a system im working and the keyboard works in dos, in the bios, in ghost etc. but not in xp(normal or safemode). when a key is pressed the pc speaker makes a "tick" noise(1 tick per key press). i have tried 4 different ps/2 keyboards and 2 differnet usb keyboards and none work. i have scanned for virus, none, cleaned out some minor spyware, reinstalled the keyboard(removed from device manager) installed logitech's keyboard drivers, reinstalled dells keyboard drivers nothing helped. i even tried to run a xp "repair" but when i got to the product key page the keyboard didnt work there either! (luckily i cloned the hdd befor doing so) anybody have any ideas? everything else works fine so i dont want to have to do a full rebuild if i can help it. especially since the customer insists that the keyboard worked befor i got it. im not sure if it did cause i didnt use it until i was going through the registry to clean out some spyware and found that it wasnt working. im positive that i didt remove anything in the reg as all i took out were browser helper objects and unknown toolbars.

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  2. Axeldoomeyer

    Axeldoomeyer Limp Gawd

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    Just for GP's did you try this particular keyboard on another working XP machine?
     
  3. pendragon1

    pendragon1 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    yeah it works fineon a different system. all the other one do too.