I'm afraid I can't do that. My computer is a laptop and needs the keyboard in order to boot up. I remember last time that the solution was actually quite simple but I can't remember what it was, like maybe it recognised the keyboard as a normal PC one with a numberpad to the right-hand side.
Okay, I've managed to uninstall but it says that it cannot reinstall. However, when I type on the screen, there is no difference. It's the same (problematic) keyboard config but at least something appears onscreen!
Meanwhile, the Regional and Language config remains normal, so still no results yet.
Got it fixed with advice from elsewhere. This was what I was told:-
Check your "Function" keys. One of them is used to turn the Number Keypad on. On the side or the front of one of those keys it should say something like "N". If you look at the front of your U, I, O & P keys, it should say 4, 5, 6 & -, yes???
After reading this, I looked but couldn't find an 'N' as mentioned, but I experimented and found that the NumLock was the offending key.
>>and found that the NumLock was the offending key>>
The N will be the abbreviation for NumLock, presumably because of your laptop being narrower than a standard keyboard - the keys are dual purpose in the same manner as using Shift i.e. they can be used for entering numbers or, alternatively as a cursor control, Home or Page Up or Down depending on the key used. The function should be stated on individual keys.
As someone who uses a standard keyboard 99.9 per cent of the time, I find a laptop's slightly different use of keys for various purposes such as Delete can be somewhat time wasting on the rare occasion I have access to one...:-)
Having said that, however, whether the numeric pad is NumLock enabled or not shouldn't really make any difference to booting up.
Hi. I cant believe it but yes it was the numlock key that caused the problem. How stupid do i feel!! Trouble now is that I uninstalled the keyboard and rebooted and now Im getting `keyboard driver initialsation failed` although if i cancel this it seems to be working OK.