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After installing an update windows SP3 the keyboard will not work. Mouse (usb) works fine.
I have changed keyboard and mouse no change. Changed to PS2 type still does not work

Unable to type password to login but mouse works.
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try to start the computer in safe mode and see if the keyboard works in that mode. to boot in safe mode:

- as the computer is booting press and hold your "F8 Key" which bring up the "Windows Advanced Options Menu"
- use your arrow keys to move to "Safe Mode" and press  "Enter" key
- it might be the keyboard driver that you might have to reinstall it
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by:OP_Zaharin
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if the keyboard doesn't have any driver come with it, let the windows install a new driver by remove the existing driver as following step:

- boot in safe mode as the above
- right click on "My Computer" and select "Properties"
- select "Device Manager" and select the Keyboard properties
- go to "Driver" tab and choose "Uninstall" to remove the keyboard drivers
- restart the computer and Windows should find it as a new hardware and install a new drivers for it

this solution will work if the driver is corrupted, it won't work if the keyboard is damaged or the  keyboard port at the back of the computer is spoil.

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by:nobus
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the only post i found with a solution did it with a bios update
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I would suggest a Repair Install.  Load a standard XP cd, and it should offer to boot from it after turning on the PC.  This should leave your files intact, and just repair any missing/corrupt Windows files.  

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/operatingsystems/ss/instxprepair1.htm
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by:nobus
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test also if it works in safe mode
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by:hibbertp
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my thanks to all
got into safe mode and then uninstalled sp3    all works good

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by:nobus
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if no more help is needed, please close the question
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