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    Keyboard not working

    Ok i updated an image yesterday then ghosted a room of machines last night.
    This morning none of the keyboards work (usb)
    have tried ps/2 keyboards
    have tried going into bios (that works fine with keyboard)
    tried bboting to safe mode (no keyboard)
    tried to do a repair (machines are dell presion 690 with sas drives) so does not find drives
    tried erd same as above
    so before i spend hours finding sas drivers so i can press f6 and do a repair anyone got any ideas

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    I've had this problem in the past with Dell's. You have to make sure the keyboard and mouse are plugged into the same USB ports on every machine, or identical to the machine you took the image from. Why the drivers cannot behave like memory sticks I am not sure, as I would of thought the drivers would be signed?

    You should (in theory) be able to Remote Desktop in to verify this.

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    remote

    They are all in same usb ports
    strange thing isw i can reote to machine i took image from not any others
    cant ping others
    have tried restarting them lots but nothing

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    If you turn the system you imaged from off, can you connect to another system? I presume you ran Sysprep and gave each machine a unique name on the network?

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    ghost

    We use the ghost console and it does all the renaming stuff without us using sysprep.

    On the one i created image on i can remote desktop and found

    Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware because a previous instance of the device driver is still in memory. (Code 38)

    Click Troubleshoot to start the troubleshooter for this device.


    under keyboard
    tried uninstalling
    restarting alll the normal stuff but no joy

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    fixed

    Git this from Dell
    In the Registry Editor window, click the "Edit" menu, then "Find."


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    4 In the Find what: box, type kbdclass and click Find Now
    . The registry editor may take a moment to perform the search.


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    5 After searching, the editor will highlight the first selected registry key containing "kbdclass". If the selected item's name is not "UpperFilters" press the <F3> key. Repeat this step until "UpperFilters" is selected.


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    6 When UpperFilters is selected, double click it to display the Edit Multi-String window.


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    7 In the textbox, delete any lines that do not say "kbdclass" then click OK
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    Figure 1: Only kbdclass should be listed.


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    8 Close the registry editor.


    And it works

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