Ctrl-Alt-Del not working at startup
Posted on 2006-04-02
I have a computer that Ctrl-Alt-Del suddenly isn't working on. It was working fine yesterday. Only two things have changed; it was a client on a domain and I don't have it cable connected to the network now. (I want to use it standalone in a training class.) And (2) I moved it (carefully enough I think) from one location to another. The machine is a rackmount compaq Proliant 800 server now running Windows 2000 Pro. I've tried several keyboards (all of which worked on other machines) and any keyboard works OK until I get to the "Press Ctrl-Alt-Del to logon" screen. Then, no response to mouse or keyboard at all. It responds to nothing but the PowerOff button.
Am I looking at an OS reinstall, or can I hope that there is something simpler? This is a new one on me.
The class begins at noon tomorrow.
Thanks, Ron Hicks in Washington DC and Arlington VA