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Why wont the space bar wont work in recovery console?

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Why wont the space bar wont work in recovery console?

zach3grs
My space bar isn't working in recovery console. Is there something I'm missing when typing in commands or should I just hook up a plug n play keyboard?

trying to type in

copy c:\windows\system32\config\system c:\windows\tmp\system.bak
copy c:\windows\system32\config\software c:\windows\tmp\software.bak
copy c:\windows\system32\config\sam c:\windows\tmp\sam.bak
copy c:\windows\system32\config\security c:\windows\tmp\security.bak
copy c:\windows\system32\config\default c:\windows\tmp\default.bak

delete c:\windows\system32\config\system
delete c:\windows\system32\config\software
delete c:\windows\system32\config\sam
delete c:\windows\system32\config\security
delete c:\windows\system32\config\default

copy c:\windows\repair\system c:\windows\system32\config\system
copy c:\windows\repair\software c:\windows\system32\config\software
copy c:\windows\repair\sam c:\windows\system32\config\sam
copy c:\windows\repair\security c:\windows\system32\config\security
copy c:\windows\repair\default c:\windows\system32\config\default

on a Dell inspiron 600m
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    seanferd

    Is this the OS that shipped originally with the Dell? If so, the space bar should work. Still, I can't imagine a missing driver situation where everything works but the space bar.

    What you can do, since you went through the trouble of posting it here, is drop all of that into a text file and name it with a .bat extension (e.g., regfix.bat). Put it on a thumb drive or otherwise make it available - if you can copy it to the drive you are working on in a directory accessible from recovery console, that would work. It would have to be the starting directory, I guess, since you cant type a space after cd to change a directory. Then you could just type regfix.bat, and it will run. (Or x:\regfix.bat if on a flash drive, x being whatever drive letter is assigned to the drive.)

    edit: You can always try holding this upside-down and blowing into the keyboard to make sure nothing is under the space bar. Since you haven't explicitly noted that the space bar worked fine during a normal startup immediately prior to running the RC, I imagine it could be dust or a broken keyboard.

    And yes, you can probably just hook up another keyboard.

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    markp24

    hi does the spacebar work in the bios? in the regular OS, on a bootable Live cd? if all those answer to No, get a new keyboard if cleaning the spacebard doesnt resolve it.
    If it does work in all the above, then theres a driver issue (i really boubt, but who knows)

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    seanferd

    Is this the OS that shipped originally with the Dell? If so, the space bar should work. Still, I can't imagine a missing driver situation where everything works but the space bar.

    What you can do, since you went through the trouble of posting it here, is drop all of that into a text file and name it with a .bat extension (e.g., regfix.bat). Put it on a thumb drive or otherwise make it available - if you can copy it to the drive you are working on in a directory accessible from recovery console, that would work. It would have to be the starting directory, I guess, since you cant type a space after cd to change a directory. Then you could just type regfix.bat, and it will run. (Or x:\regfix.bat if on a flash drive, x being whatever drive letter is assigned to the drive.)

    edit: You can always try holding this upside-down and blowing into the keyboard to make sure nothing is under the space bar. Since you haven't explicitly noted that the space bar worked fine during a normal startup immediately prior to running the RC, I imagine it could be dust or a broken keyboard.

    And yes, you can probably just hook up another keyboard.

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    markp24

    hi does the spacebar work in the bios? in the regular OS, on a bootable Live cd? if all those answer to No, get a new keyboard if cleaning the spacebard doesnt resolve it.
    If it does work in all the above, then theres a driver issue (i really boubt, but who knows)