keyboard error xp

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Turned pc off and moved to a new location and installed. Had a"keyboard
failure" message during boot up. Keyboard and mouse wouldn't work at all.
Unplugged both and had same message during boot up. Plugged mouse in and that
worked fine. Still no joy after plugging in keyboard. Device manager does not
show keyboard at all, not even to indicate driver installed. It's a ps2
keyboard. Presumably I need to try another keyboard. Any ideas welcomed!!
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    You may have damaged the keyboard connector.. look for pins that are either
    bent or pushed back.. sometimes, it is possible to straighten a pin, but do
    not hold your breath.. for recessed pins, it is time to get a new keyboard
    for sure..

    --
    Mike Hall
    MVP - Windows Shell/user

    http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm


    "pc dad" <pcdad@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:F7878E60-F035-44E5-B212-101844B6A3AB@microsoft.com...
    > Turned pc off and moved to a new location and installed. Had a"keyboard
    > failure" message during boot up. Keyboard and mouse wouldn't work at all.
    > Unplugged both and had same message during boot up. Plugged mouse in and
    > that
    > worked fine. Still no joy after plugging in keyboard. Device manager does
    > not
    > show keyboard at all, not even to indicate driver installed. It's a ps2
    > keyboard. Presumably I need to try another keyboard. Any ideas welcomed!!
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    Thanks for the help but the problem cleared after simply plugging in another
    keyboard in and it booted up fine, unplugged this and tried the original and
    it's been okay since.

    "Mike Hall (MS-MVP)" wrote:

    > You may have damaged the keyboard connector.. look for pins that are either
    > bent or pushed back.. sometimes, it is possible to straighten a pin, but do
    > not hold your breath.. for recessed pins, it is time to get a new keyboard
    > for sure..
    >
    > --
    > Mike Hall
    > MVP - Windows Shell/user
    >
    > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > "pc dad" <pcdad@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:F7878E60-F035-44E5-B212-101844B6A3AB@microsoft.com...
    > > Turned pc off and moved to a new location and installed. Had a"keyboard
    > > failure" message during boot up. Keyboard and mouse wouldn't work at all.
    > > Unplugged both and had same message during boot up. Plugged mouse in and
    > > that
    > > worked fine. Still no joy after plugging in keyboard. Device manager does
    > > not
    > > show keyboard at all, not even to indicate driver installed. It's a ps2
    > > keyboard. Presumably I need to try another keyboard. Any ideas welcomed!!
    >
    >
    >
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