Alt Ctrl Delete will not work

i joined a win 2000 workstation to the domain, restarted the PC and it comes to the alt ctrl del screen and will not let me open the screen (its like the keyboard is dead).  i have changed keyboards, i have rebooted into safe mode and get the same results.  i have tried to reboot into setup (F2) and it by passes setup and goes to alt ctrl del screen with same results.  

thanks,

charlieb
charliebryAsked:
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durgeCommented:
Can you RDP to it and log in?
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charliebryAuthor Commented:
what do you mean RDP it?
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durgeCommented:
Use remote desktop to connect to it.

Go to start then run, type mstsc, enter the PC IP or netbios name them see if you can connect.

This will rule out hardware as an issue.

If you can't connect let me know and I will tell you how to enable rdp remotly.
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charliebryAuthor Commented:
i can ping it but, i can't logon remotely.  i have tried using the ip address.
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durgeCommented:
When you say you can't log in remotly do you mean that RDP fails entirly or that it tries and you cannot Ctr-Alt-Del

If it is the former look at this to enable remote desktop.

http://oreilly.com/windows/archive/server-hacks-remote-desktop.html

If you can get remote desktop to work then we will know the PC is ok and can look at hardware issue.



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charliebryAuthor Commented:
couldn't get remote desktop to work- it said it couldn't connect and  needed to be enabled.  it also said both computers needed to be running remote registry services.
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durgeCommented:
Ok can you get the keyboard working during bootup, say to go to the BIOS or to reset during POST?

Can you get it to boot to safe mode (F8 on startup after POST before Windows logo)?

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charliebryAuthor Commented:
i can get to safe mode but i can't get to BIOS>
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charliebryAuthor Commented:
when i get to safe mode regardless of what i select it goes to alt ctrl del screen even if i select command prompt.  i have tried F2 and F12 and it by passes those selection.  as i said before i was in process of joining domain network and had to restart to complete the proccess and that's when it happen.  
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SHagelCommented:
is your keyboard USB or PS2

could be an issue with either port
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charliebryAuthor Commented:
this pc was used for Survellix cammeras, i call the company and found the keyboard keys had been disabled to prevent tampering.  i had to reinstall software and it works now.

thanks you very much for your help!

charlieb
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