Keyboard only works in safe mode
Posted on 2006-07-20
I have a Dell PC with Windows XP Home Edition loaded on it. The other day the keyboard stopped working. I removed the plug from the rear of the PC and pushed it in and out a few times, then rebooted the computer, using the mouse, which works fine. When it came back up, it goes straight into a desktop, no login prompts as this is a home PC.
I opened Word with them mouse and could not type anything. I rebooted again and brought it up in SAFE MODE. The keyboard works fine.
I then went out and bought a Logitech keyboard, loaded the software and still it doesn't work. I brought it into work, uninstalled the Logitech software and connected another keyboard that I had at work that I know works fine. Same thing, in Windows it doesn't work, not even Ctl-Alt-Del. Reboot into SAFE MODE and it works fine.
Thanks in advance!