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need help with keyboard

Discussion in Everything & Anything started by Dani, Sep 5, 2008

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    i seems today that some keys on my usb keyboard stopped working, i tried using a ps/2 keyboard and it didnt work so i assumd it was broken so i bought acheap 10 dollar ps/2 keyboard to see if it worked, person told me at the store that theres a possability its a virus if it didnt work. well itdidnt wok,it lights up when plugged in but it doest show that its detected by windows. i cant run safemode without a keyboard and scans from spybot, adaware,avg and avast find nothing, i had my firewall disabled when this started [dontask]. heres what i need help with, research on possible viru and cure or a reason windows wont detect ps/2 keyboards. at wits end,wanna play and chat with you guys, btw im using on screen keyboard to type now and it took 0mins to type this shit out. HELP MEEEEEE
  2. Mar 15, 2008
    Windows Recovery set it back to a week or 2 ago?
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    seems to be working with the ps/2 keyboard now, had to i unplugged, rebooted and replugged it in, didnt work, left it plugged in, rebooted again and now it seems to show up on device manager, stupid pos, oh well, got an online scanner running to see if there was malware on the pc from when the firewall was down, gonna go through a thorough cleanup and make sure everything is all hunky dory.
  4. Oct 22, 2007
    Odd that it didn't pick it up when you plugged it it. When you think about it though i am wondering if your port is going bad. Could of went with a usb keyboard as well, they also have the little adapters to connect them into the ps2 port. Oh well seems that your good to go though. Doubt it would be a virus that did it though.
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    Ah it doesn't matter I have a new keyboard and I'm ready to dl the pronz! WHOOHOO!!!
  6. Feb 21, 2007
    If i read that right, sounds like ur old keyboard died. Then u bought a ps2 keyboard, and plugged it directly in. USB is play & play compatible, meaning u can plug it in, and windows will automatically detect it. Ps2 ports are NOT plug & play compatible, meaning you must leave the keyboard plugged it, and the computer can only detect it on startup.
  7. Mar 15, 2008
    And House Solves another case!!