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    Wierd Keyboard thing

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    we run some standalone xp prof pc's. On one of them it allows you to login fine (keyboard-all keys work) but after that the keyboard fails to work and pc just makes a quiet errrrrrr sound when you press a key.
    Tried ps2 & usb keyboard but still exists. Any know of any control panel thing that could have been changed?



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    tried swapping the keyboard over once booted? What about keeping both ps2 and usb kepboards in while booting?

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    Sounds to me like a key could be stuck so it thinks it's being pressed still?

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    I have a similar problem with one PC not allowing me to type anything other than □ , only I cannot even log in before this starts. In fact, I cannot even access the BIOS! This very PC was working fine yesterday but I fear that a student has tampered with settings (possibly language or keyboard) and now I am stuck with an unusable computer.

    I have tried different keyboards, different USB ports and removing the CMOS battery and rebooted a number of times.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SamC View Post
    I have a similar problem with one PC not allowing me to type anything other than □ , only I cannot even log in before this starts. In fact, I cannot even access the BIOS! This very PC was working fine yesterday but I fear that a student has tampered with settings (possibly language or keyboard) and now I am stuck with an unusable computer.

    I have tried different keyboards, different USB ports and removing the CMOS battery and rebooted a number of times.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
    Windows' language settings won't affect the BIOS - sounds like a broken PS/2 port to me, but then that shouldn't affect USB...

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    Update - Found out that sticky keys had been enabled with all the tick boxes checked, unchecked all these and disabled sticky keys - now working.

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