Keyboard not funtioning on PC

Keyboard stopped functioning on XP Pc. Works fine in bios so not a keyboard fault. Have tried  a usb keyboard which installs fine in devices and extra keys work such as calculator, web,mail etc but no keys on the keyboard including caps lock & num lock

Any ideas ?
HowardiAsked:
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donciakasCommented:
What is the model of Your motherboard. Some factors has known issues with ps/2 keyboards which works on linux or bios, while don't on windows OS. Please check for bios updates
David-HowardCommented:
If you have your OS CD you might try running a quick Repair. That's obviously IF the keyboard works to that point.
XP Repair instructions.
http://michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
After the Repair you may need to reinstall your latest Service Pack and some Hotfixes.
As a side note, I would make sure that you have at a minimum your system's network driver (NIC). I had one system that lost the driver after a Repair.
donciakasCommented:
additional information: please don't forget to check device manager, it could be driver issue
additional information could be found http://www.ntcompatible.com/PS2_Keyboard_doesnt_work_in_Windows_XP_anymore_t29794.html
ReijardmaisterCommented:
Unplug the keyboard and plug it again, if it doesn´t work try shutting down the computer for a while. If it still doesn´t work try  a usb keyboard. If one of these is your problem then you have to make a ground connection to your computer chasis because it may be giving voltage.
HowardiAuthor Commented:
None of the above were even closely on the mark.
Would still like to find out if anyone knows a solution - landed up reloading all fine now !

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