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Does you PC have purple and green circular sockets on the back for older style keyboard and mouse? If so, perhaps you could borrow a keyboard for an hour.
it does but those do not work anymore when the stock usb/ports failed. That was the reason I had to install the usb card so I could get use of the computer again. I am going to try a used hard drive to see if I can get the system to boot up past the current windows prompt. I don't know if there is a board or drive probelm. thanks for the advice.