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How to reset IRQs in Windows XP when the keyboard's IRQ is disabled?

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I disabled the IRQs, in Windows Device Manager - not the motherboard setup, that controls my keyboard and my USB ports.  I was going to re-inable them but my computer restarted.  Now I am at the Windows welcome screen and I cannot use my keyboard to hit ctrl+alt+del to log in.  How do I reset Windows' IRQs and get my keyboad back?  

I have tried a PS2 Keyboard and a USB Keyboard.  No dice.
I have tried restoring just the Windows directory.  No dice.
Tried Safe Mode.  No dice.
Both the PS2 and USB keyboards work in BIOS, just not in Windows.

I could restore the entire boot drive from a backup, will that help?  Is there an easier way to reset the IRQs in Windows?


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