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Old 04-25-2005, 11:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Today, I turned on my computer(not the one that I am using now, my other one) and it appeared to work properly. I opened an application and went to start typing and then the computer froze. I started up the computer again and the same thing happened; like the first time, it didn't freeze until I used the keyboard. So, I can actually use the mouse for as long as I please. But, once I touch a key, it will freeze. I tried switching keyboards and the same thing happened. I was thinking about getting a USB keyboard to see if that would work. Any thoughts would be great. Thanks.

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Old 04-25-2005, 11:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Check to see if one of the pins broke off in your ps2 socket? Did you use a hammer? Try the usb kb.

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Old 04-29-2005, 10:22 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Totally try the usb keyboard. If that works, chances are you damaged your PS/2 port. I know people that have attached new PS/2 ports onto their mobo, but that is sketchy. Excellent chance of messing your mobo permanently.
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Old 04-29-2005, 01:00 PM   #4 (permalink)
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There are several viruses that will freeze your computer once you have executed a single keystroke. It basically locks you out of you system.

Try booting in SAFE MODE and se if you have the same keyboard problem. If not, try running a virus scan in safe mode.

If this issue is because of a virus it could very well be what was talk about above.
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