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Keyboard and mouse won't work after start up

After the operating system start up i cant use the mouse or keyboard to type in my password. when I plug in an external KB/mouse, the mouse works, but not the keyboard. The system is a Dell Inspiron notebook running Vista.

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  • pacificislan Dec 11, 2008

    can you be alittle bit more specifc. where would I find the press button on the top of the touchpad..? As a side note, when I reboot and go into the BIOS the keyboard seems to work ok..At least the ESC, Enter, scoll buttons, etc....

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2009

    I have exactly the same problem!!!


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Pls check that the press button on the top of touchpad, most probably its disabled by being accidently pressed.

Posted on Dec 11, 2008

  • Mintu Maity Dec 11, 2008

    Please go to control menu
    select Keyboard and double click it.
    Go to hardware tab
    and you should be getting the following display under Device Properties
    Manufacturer : XXXXX
    Location plugged into keyboard port
    Device Status : This device is working properly.



    If the device status is someting else pls feel free to get back

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