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    Dell SC1435 keyboard issue

    Got a bit of an odd problem.
    My new Dell SC1435 (AMD 2Ghz Dual Core, 2Gb, twin sata 500Gb) is a PITA.
    Runs SmoothWall Corporate Guardian just fine. That's a 2.4 linux kernel.
    Runs Dell Diagnostics just fine.
    Dell's quickstart CD and Windows 2003 Server-32bit both fail oddly - the OS seems stable underneath (windows screensaver happily whirring away) but after a few moments the keyboard no longer works. Caps lock no longer goes on or off, mouse fails as well.

    This is after roughly 3-4 minutes. Windows installer does not seem to suffer, but once it's on... pop.

    Any ideas? Am currently running dell's "long" diagnostic, before I dare call their tech support - so you have TIIIIME

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    Re: Dell SC1435 keyboard issue

    Bad ram?

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    Re: Dell SC1435 keyboard issue

    doubt it.
    Ran memtest for a bit, and had Corp. Guardian running for >1 week ok.

    Will probably run memtest some more once dell diags are done.

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    Re: Dell SC1435 keyboard issue

    Its Dell do I need to say more Sorry just had to say that, never had much fun with Dell stuff.

    As for the problem could be mobo thats glitch, or even the actual keyboard.

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    Re: Dell SC1435 keyboard issue

    Not tried a new k/b yet.... might be worthwhile. Odd that it only occurs in some OSs tho...

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