Unable to type into any program

  Hoodie 12:18 05 Jan 2006

This is a laptop with 1.6Ghz processor, 256MB RAM
and 40 gig h/drive. xp pro o/s. Cannot type into any prog. Device manager indicates that keyboard and drivers are saisfactory. Help required Please

  pj123 14:35 05 Jan 2006

Give us an example of a program you can't type into? MS Word? MS Works? MS Publisher? Wordpad? Notepad? etc...

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:46 05 Jan 2006

uninstall keyboard and reboot, let xp reinstall hardware.

does it work now?

  Hoodie 11:39 07 Jan 2006

it wont let the keyboard operate on anyof the aforementioned i.e works,notepad anything

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 12:26 07 Jan 2006

Does the keyboard work BEFORE you boot into windows?

Can you enter the BIOS by pressing the appropriate key (shown on first screen "press ? to enter setup)?

  pj123 12:40 07 Jan 2006

Have you got a standard desktop keyboard you could plug in and try? If not, can you beg, steal, or borrow one. They only cost about £5 new anyway.

  Hoodie 11:19 08 Jan 2006

Problem overcome by buyiny a new keyboard with USB connection. (cost £6) . Contemplated attempting to replace the keyboard on the laptop but decided it appeared a difficult and perhaps an expensive task.
Thanks to all who replied

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