Windows 2000 can't login because of bad or missing keyboard driver or registry entry for keyboard.
Posted on 2004-09-17
Windows 2000 can't login because of bad or missing keyboard & mouse drivers or missing registry entry for keyboard/mouse. OK... I turn on the computer and I get the login CTRL-ALT-DEL dialog box. However, my keyboard or mouse doesn't work. I know physically the Keyboard and Mouse are fine because prior to this problem I was following a MS Technical document on renaming some digitally unsigned drivers in C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS folder to fix a STOP: 0x00000009F DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE. This is what I've tried:
Safe Mode - Same Issue: Can't use keyboard
Safe Mode Command Prompt. - Same Issue: Can't use keyboard
Last Known Good Configuration - Same Issue: Can't use keyboard
Recovery Console - Copied some keyboard drivers to C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS - Issue: Can use keyboard to perform copy. However, it didn't fix the problem.
Win2k CD Fast Repair - Same Issue: Can't use keyboard
Any recommendations. Thanks, Heath.