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vincewrd
04-02-2009, 06:56 PM
hi all this has happened on two of my machines one being a pc and the other being a netbook working fine one day switched on the following day and keyboard not working, looked under device manager and nothing there that normally says keyboard (only mouse etc) when i go in to controll panel theres an icon that says keyboard i click that then click the tab hardware and nothing in there (all drivers gone) any ideas many thanks

dx100-uk
05-02-2009, 12:11 AM
there are no keyboard drivers as such, they are part of the os.

cold boot the lappy and holddown a key from 1st power [try f8 or if it indicates a f key to get into the bios try that one]

should start beeping at you.


as for the desktop, is this usb or ps2?

dx

vincewrd
07-02-2009, 10:11 PM
desktop is ps2 not usb (so should reckonise it straight away) surely there should be something in device manager that says keyboard and also in controll panell click the keyboard icon then the hardware tab and nothing no os drivers in there

Collider
07-02-2009, 10:30 PM
Or try a repair file with "sfc /scannow" in cmd without the quotes ;)

dx100-uk
07-02-2009, 11:18 PM
so did you go back to basics?
hold down a key and power the pc
does it beep beep beep at you?

dx

vincewrd
12-02-2009, 04:14 PM
yes it beeps and keyboard works in bios stops working when windows loads

dx100-uk
12-02-2009, 07:19 PM
do you have
kbdclass.sys & kbdhid.sys
in c;\windows\system32\drivers\

dx

vincewrd
14-02-2009, 05:39 PM
yes they are in there, but no keyboard listed in device manager. the mouse pad works fine untill u press akey on the keyboard then it freezes and u have to turn netbook off (but i think this is down to no keyboard driver insatalled)

dx100-uk
14-02-2009, 09:00 PM
ok its going to be down to dma allocation then
when happens when you detect new devices?

dx

vincewrd
14-02-2009, 10:05 PM
whats dma sorry im not that hot on pc's

dx100-uk
15-02-2009, 05:01 PM
direct memory access

run the addharware wizard
then select keyboard from the list if it does not show
when it asks for drivers pop in your windows disc

dx

vincewrd
20-02-2009, 06:01 PM
still no good spoke to a few people they said it needs a bios update the other said it was a bad windows update so i really dont know helpppppppp

dx100-uk
20-02-2009, 07:15 PM
try a usb keyboard
does it detect it
after windows is running

dx

vincewrd
25-02-2009, 10:05 PM
yer detects usb keyboard fine

smif
01-03-2009, 07:37 PM
You could try resetting ESCD or Extended System Configuration Data.
Go into the BIOS and look under PNP/PCI Configuration.
Then go to Reset Configuration Data and set to Enabled.
Save and restart.

This should update or reconfigure settings such as IRQ,DMA and I/O
addresses related to your hardware and resolve any conflicts.

vincewrd
05-03-2009, 05:18 PM
all done it needed a bios in the end all sorted

dx100-uk
06-03-2009, 02:02 AM
I THOUGHT YOU HAD ALREADY TRIED THAT
NEVER MIND ALL DONE NOW

GOOD WORK

DX
oopps caps!