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    Question No Keyboard input....

    No keyboard in Windows, works in BIOS though.
    Must be the Drivers are corrupted but I cannot locate the source for some reason.
    This is true of either a USB or a PS2 keyboard.

    In device manager it is marked as problematic but 'uninstalling' then letting Win7 re-install and the problem comes back or is still there. So I suspect that wherever Win7 is retrieving the driver from is corrupt.

    How do I force getting a new driver loaded?
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    Do other USB devices work? If not, then you could install a USB card and try your keyboard there.

    USB had recently died on my computer (it has had occasional issues over the years). I purchased a USB3 card for $10 (free shipping) on eBay and installed it, and all USB devices work on the new card. (USB from the motherboard is still dead.)

    If other USB devices work, but not the keyboard, and if you've tried another USB keyboard, then it's got to be a Windows issue. Can you go back to a restore point which was before the problem started?

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    If the PS2 doesn't work either, then that sounds more like a motherboard problem rather than drivers.

    Plugging them into another machine to test would be ideal as Windows would initially have to download the drivers for them when you first plugged them in.

    In Device Manager/View/Show hidden devices are there any other yellow alerts ?

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    Does nobody read the whole post any more?
    Yes, all other USB devices work fine, scanner, printer etc.

    Both keyboards work fine in the BIOS setup of this computer using the same hardware just a different driver.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RussB View Post
    Does nobody read the whole post any more?
    Yes, all other USB devices work fine, scanner, printer etc.

    Both keyboards work fine in the BIOS setup of this computer using the same hardware just a different driver.
    I must be blind, but I can't find any references to other USB devices working fine in your original post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrjimphelps View Post
    I must be blind, but I can't find any references to other USB devices working fine in your original post.
    Well if a device works in the BIOS there is obviously nothing wrong with the hardware of that device, or do I not understand how the BIOS works?

    No worries though, I just may need to move to Linux earlier than originally planned. ;-)
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    Do they work in Safe Mode ?

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    Do you have 3rd party keyboard sw, besides drivers installed i.e. Logitech ? If so uninstalling and reinstalling might help. I am hoping this is not a malfunctioning key logger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wavy View Post
    Do you have 3rd party keyboard sw, besides drivers installed i.e. Logitech ? If so uninstalling and reinstalling might help. I am hoping this is not a malfunctioning key logger.

    Only a MS kb/mouse driver left when I remove it there is no input and it comes back when I boot the mouse lets me use the OnScreenKeyboard. Not fun but it works.

    What is the key logger? How can I check it?
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    Let me rephrase that. Is there a KB or Mouse program listed under Programs and Features in Control Panel?

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    Thanks for the help everyone, but I gave up and restored from a good backup from a week prior to the KB loss.
    As i plan to move to Linux early next year I'm not going to worry about it now and hope it does not reappear.
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    This machine has an ASUS MB which has given others similar KB issues where most were solved by clean installs of the OS so no "real" fixes that I found.
    I believe that it was triggered by a Microsoft Update but no proof now. I will come back with any breaking news that may help someone in the future.
    Meanwhile I have more important things to do - like add more miles on my motorcycle and send more lead down-range. ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by RussB View Post
    Thanks for the help everyone, but I gave up and restored from a good backup from a week prior to the KB loss.
    As i plan to move to Linux early next year I'm not going to worry about it now and hope it does not reappear.
    FYI:
    This machine has an ASUS MB which has given others similar KB issues where most were solved by clean installs of the OS so no "real" fixes that I found.
    I believe that it was triggered by a Microsoft Update but no proof now. I will come back with any breaking news that may help someone in the future.
    Meanwhile I have more important things to do - like add more miles on my motorcycle and send more lead down-range. ;-)


    I do not know how Linux savvy you are but for anything but basics, if you are at all fussy about things you need at least a year to get 'on' with Linux. IMHO
    I am not trying to discourage just warn, give your self some head room.


    David

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    I appreciate the concern.

    I have used Unix and QNX in the past also have a couple of laptops running different flavors and am liking Ubuntu & Linux Mint for ease of use.

    The problem child has been the home office desk-top, keeping it because I like playing with all the add-ons. I hope to write some peripheral drivers currently not available in Linux.
    I will be putting my Win 7 pro license in a VM on the Linux machine too.


    Also I hope to be retiring shortly after. ;-)

    Quote Originally Posted by wavy View Post
    I do not know how Linux savvy you are but for anything but basics, if you are at all fussy about things you need at least a year to get 'on' with Linux. IMHO
    I am not trying to discourage just warn, give your self some head room.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RussB View Post
    I appreciate the concern.

    I have used Unix and QNX in the past also have a couple of laptops running different flavors and am liking Ubuntu & Linux Mint for ease of use.

    The problem child has been the home office desk-top, keeping it because I like playing with all the add-ons. I hope to write some peripheral drivers currently not available in Linux.
    I will be putting my Win 7 pro license in a VM on the Linux machine too.


    Also I hope to be retiring shortly after. ;-)
    Guess I was warning the wrong person!

    David

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