PC locks up when trying to use keyboard (both in Normal & Safe Modes)
Posted on 2009-05-13
I have a dilemma. I have a WinXP Home pc here and have discovered a problem that has stumped me.
Here's the problem. When the PC arrived you can boot up to the Welcome screen and as soon as you click on the User and go to type in the password the PC completely locks up, it will not type any letters. I tried booting into Safe Mode and I was able to get into Administrator but the same thing happens when I tried to access the User account, once i try to type in the password it locks up completely.
So I tried using a Windows Repair and got to the point of typing in the CD-Key and the same thing happens.
I tried 2 different PS/2 keyboards and 2 different USB keyboards both w/ the same affect. I've also ran a HD Diag using Data Lifeguard from WD and also just finished a MemTest, both came back with no errors.
Here's the Specs on the PC:
MSI PM8M3-V motherboard
2 x 256MB PC-3200 DDR RAM
WD 120GB IDE HD
Intel P4 2.8GHZ CPU
Any suggestions would be greatful.