Cant type letters in the log into windows box

I cant type any letters into the log into windows box! the keyboard works fine but no letters come up! I cant sign in to my pc! Any help?
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  1. are you sure the keyboard works fine, can you type in your username field or turn the caps lock on and off?
  2. If its a usb keyboard try moving it to a dif usb slot.
  3. there should be an icon that looks like a clock, or something in the bottom right or left corner, click it. then check the option that states "on screen keyboard" or something along those lines, click apply.

    Boom, good to go. at least you should be.

    vigilantes advice is a good one.

    I hope you can figure out how to work your working keyboard.
  4. HugoStiglitz said:
    are you sure the keyboard works fine, can you type in your username field or turn the caps lock on and off?

    Checked keyboard and it works fine! I cant type in username or password field! I never use the password anyways just the username. Im lost as to what to do!
  5. vigilante212 said:
    If its a usb keyboard try moving it to a dif usb slot.

    Tried that didnt help! I know the keyboard is ok I tested it on this pc! Dont make me throw it out the window guys! HELP! plz! thx!
  6. thesnappyfingers said:
    there should be an icon that looks like a clock, or something in the bottom right or left corner, click it. then check the option that states "on screen keyboard" or something along those lines, click apply.

    Boom, good to go. at least you should be.

    vigilantes advice is a good one.

    I hope you can figure out how to work your working keyboard.

    Nothing in the corners! Any other ideas? Im lost!
  7. i really dont know, seems rather odd. I would try a reboot of the system. Then i would try using the keyboard in another computer (bring it to school/library/friends house).
  8. could be viral, what antivirus program do you have on the computer?
  9. Re-boot system and when you see Windows Welcome screen / Login screen, press ctrl+alt+del keys 2x and it’ll show Classic Login box.

    Now type “Administrator” (without quotes) in Username and leave Password field blank.(or put the password you used at install of windows)

    Now press Enter and you should be able to log in Windows. Now you can reset your account password from “Control Panel -> User Accounts”.

    Same thing can be done using Safe Mode(press F8 on the boot). In Safe Mode Windows will show this in-built Administrator account in Login screen.
  10. nikorr said:
    Re-boot system and when you see Windows Welcome screen / Login screen, press ctrl+alt+del keys 2x and it’ll show Classic Login box.

    Now type “Administrator” (without quotes) in Username and leave Password field blank.(or put the password you used at install of windows)

    Now press Enter and you should be able to log in Windows. Now you can reset your account password from “Control Panel -> User Accounts”.

    Same thing can be done using Safe Mode(press F8 on the boot). In Safe Mode Windows will show this in-built Administrator account in Login screen.

    Tried that also! No screen shows up just goes to the login!
  11. Bummer.
  12. nikorr said:
    Re-boot system and when you see Windows Welcome screen / Login screen, press ctrl+alt+del keys 2x and it’ll show Classic Login box.

    Now type “Administrator” (without quotes) in Username and leave Password field blank.(or put the password you used at install of windows)

    Now press Enter and you should be able to log in Windows. Now you can reset your account password from “Control Panel -> User Accounts”.

    Same thing can be done using Safe Mode(press F8 on the boot). In Safe Mode Windows will show this in-built Administrator account in Login screen.

    And when I reboot in safe mode I still cant type in the login screen! Your asking me to type "Administrator" in username when I cant type anything in it! Thats the problem!
  13. Do u have cats or ferrets? Or parrot bird? Did anything got to the cord?

    Any lights on keyboard?
  14. nikorr said:
    Do u have cats or ferrets? Or parrot bird? Did anything got to the cord?

    Any lights on keyboard?

    No animals and keyboard works on this pc Im typing on. Yes I checked the cord and lights are on! Im at a loss, Only thing I can figure is grand kids got into it yesterday when they were here and did something But damned if I know how to fix it!
  15. Well, can u use LiveCD to see if your keyboard works on your PC?

    Or the Win7 disc to boot in and see if the keyboard will budge?

    Or to get in, to take care of virus or other issue?
  16. nikorr said:
    Well, can u use LiveCD to see if your keyboard works on your PC?

    Or the Win7 disc to boot in and see if the keyboard will budge?

    Or to get in, to take care of virus or other issue?

    I have a older windows xp disk I will try and see if I can get in and do something ( anything) If not I may just have to reformat it otherwise the upstairs window is looking better and better each min. thx for all your help!
  17. Good luck,

    Fingers crossed.
  18. nikorr said:
    Good luck,

    Fingers crossed.

    Well that was a bust since I cant sign in to windows I cant reformat! Grrrrrrrrrr!
  19. thesnappyfingers said:
    there should be an icon that looks like a clock, or something in the bottom right or left corner, click it. then check the option that states "on screen keyboard" or something along those lines, click apply.

    Boom, good to go. at least you should be.

    vigilantes advice is a good one.

    I hope you can figure out how to work your working keyboard.



    Thanks you saved my metal frustration
    camperterry
  20. riverwild42 said:
    I cant type any letters into the log into windows box! the keyboard works fine but no letters come up! I cant sign in to my pc! Any help?


    I was having the EXACT same problem right after a Microsoft update. This tip fixed the problem for me

    Start > Run>regsvr32 shgina.dll [enter] – Log off and see if you can now enter your password.
  21. I had the EXACT same problem right after a Microsoft update. This tips fixed the problem.

    Start > Run>regsvr32 shgina.dll [enter] – Log off and see if you can now enter your password.
  22. i'm wondering... What if someone uninstalled all the drivers of Keyboard in management? but then again, if you log in with virtual keyboard it should have detect new drivers for it....
    And then again... BIOS, if you turn keyboard there off, you shouln't see any lights either...
    i think you should try what Mr Kenny wrote.
  23. riverwild42 said:
    I cant type any letters into the log into windows box! the keyboard works fine but no letters come up! I cant sign in to my pc! Any help?
  24. HugoStiglitz said:
    are you sure the keyboard works fine, can you type in your username field or turn the caps lock on and off?


    vigilante212 said:
    If its a usb keyboard try moving it to a dif usb slot.


    It is the settings. I can log in as a guest but can not log into Administrator account.
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