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  • Windows XP
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October 17, 2011 8:36:00 AM

Hello,
Windows XP, crashed, starts to screen to start in safe mode but than arrow keys don't work. Trys to start normally, flashes blue screen and starts over again. How do I start in safe mode?

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October 17, 2011 12:38:35 PM

bandicoot said:
Hello,
Windows XP, crashed, starts to screen to start in safe mode but than arrow keys don't work. Trys to start normally, flashes blue screen and starts over again. How do I start in safe mode?



Reinstall your OS from Windows CD
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October 17, 2011 12:59:58 PM

ksiemb said:
Reinstall your OS from Windows CD

Thanks, but how?? Won't boot from CD in start up. Once I get to boot menu arrow keys won't work.
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October 17, 2011 1:29:32 PM

bandicoot said:
Thanks, but how?? Won't boot from CD in start up. Once I get to boot menu arrow keys won't work.



Have to try boot with another KB.
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October 17, 2011 3:29:05 PM

Can you check usb related setting and also keybord setting in your bios, or the keybord doesn't work in bios ?
Can you at least go to recovery console?
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October 18, 2011 12:51:27 AM

me 1 said:
Can you check usb related setting and also keybord setting in your bios, or the keybord doesn't work in bios ?
Can you at least go to recovery console?

I can get to bios & keyboard works but in boot menu & screen to start normally or safe start, keyboard doesn't work. That's all I can get to. Won't boot from CD in startup either.
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October 18, 2011 6:56:51 PM

I'll first quote my upstairs neighbour:
"Have to try boot with another KB."

Besides that:

If you only have keybord access via bios, then:
Reset bios to defaults.
Change relaed setting you find in bios on keyboard and usb devices.

(An odd thing if you want to try:
I dunno if you have desktop, laptop, but if you have a laptop then try remoing the battery, and only run on cable.
I know it sounds strange but I've had to deal with 3 similar cases, where the mouse and keyboard don't work until I got out the batery. And I let it run only on cable in which cases the mouse and keyboard would work fine... try this if you have a laptop, even if it sounds weird...)
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October 20, 2011 4:52:23 AM

Best answer selected by bandicoot.
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October 20, 2011 5:01:01 AM

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Impressive.

You even supplied links to get what you were talking about. I like that.


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