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Keyboard has to be unplugged and plugged back in after every boot

On a HP Pavilion 8660C w/Windows98. I reloaded the os and know every time I reboot it the keyboard has to be unplugged and plugged back in in order to work???
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Pete LongConsultantCommented:
does it allways work in the BIOS? enter the bios by pressing the key (it will tell you as it boots) if it allways works in the BIOS, its a fair bet the problem is windows related, from control panel > system try deleting the keyboard and reboot the system and let it reinstall

Also rename the autoexec.bat and system.ini files on the root of your C drive to autoexec.old and config.old and reboot to make sure no bad drivers are being loaded at boot time
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rickparyAuthor Commented:
Not sure what you mena by does it always work in the bios?
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Asta CuCommented:
Is this a standard keyboard or USB keyboard?  Can you boot in Safe Mode and check device manager as well as start-run-msinfo32 problem devices in the hardware item and advise problems found and phantom ports or items?  Also within MSINFO32 - tools - ASD (Automatic Skip agent item) .... anything noted there?
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Pete LongConsultantCommented:
when you first turn on the PC before it boots into windows, it will say

Press <a key> to enter setup
or
Press <a key> to enter BIOS

this enters the PC's BIOS if your keyboard wont work here then its a dodgy keyboard - if it does its a windows problem
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rickparyAuthor Commented:
oh, yea it enters bios no problem
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rickparyAuthor Commented:
standard keyboard
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Pete LongConsultantCommented:
it the keyboard OK in there?
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rickparyAuthor Commented:
keyboard fine in the bios mode
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rickparyAuthor Commented:
I removed from device manager and let it reload still no worky
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Pete LongConsultantCommented:
and you renamed the files above?
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Asta CuCommented:
Do you have another keyboard to test?  Not wireless where battery may be the issue?  Were there problems shown in Device Manager in Safe Mode?  Did you check start-run-msinfo32 as noted above?
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rickparyAuthor Commented:
Havent tried msinfo yet. Did try usb keyboard that works fine every boot
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Pete LongConsultantCommented:
what keyboard is it? (the dodgy one)
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rickparyAuthor Commented:
Ok, thank you all.
It was a multimedia keyboard that was loading in the startup.ini file.
I disabled it and it works.
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Pete LongConsultantCommented:
:)
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Asta CuCommented:
YAY!  ":0) Asta
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Asta CuCommented:
Thank you.  Best wishes.  ":0) Asta
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Pete LongConsultantCommented:
ThanQ
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