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Keyboard freeze during boot.

By watersmd ·
A win me box is regularly locking up the keyboard durring boot. The three ligt on the keyboard get lit during post, and stay lit, locking up the keyboard. the system doesnot show any error messages, and fully boots... If we shut down, and unplug the computer, it will boot fine. If we shut down, power off, the restart, 1/2 the time it freezes.... any suggestions as to where to start with this one....(please no flames, i'm new and learning, working on a+ currently)
Thanks in advance
Mark

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by TheChas In reply to Keyboard freeze during bo ...

3 things come to mind.

Start by swapping in a different keyboard.

Then try clearing the CMOS memory and redoing the BIOS settings.

Still having problems? "Best" guess the PS/2 port has been damaged.
This happens when a mouse or keyboard has been plugged in or unplugged with power on.
Generally speaking, this is not repairable aside from replacing the motherboard.

Chas

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by fred07 In reply to Keyboard freeze during bo ...

Add to TheChas

ps2 failure

repair

usb keyboard

fred

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by jimdale In reply to Keyboard freeze during bo ...

There is one thing that will cause all sorts of problems with a computer that most people don't think of. The power supply could be the culprit. Loww voltage can cause freeze-ups, error messages (a wide variety), the computer may reset, the computer may never start up, etc... If you have an extra one, maybe you should give it a try if the other solutions don't work.

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