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Can't enter windows password to install new keyboard .

I have an older model Gateway deskyop that runs on XP Professional. My daughter's rabbit chewed my keyboard cable in half and when I try to install a new keyboard - Windows wants me to enter the password first but since keyboard is not installed I cannot enter password. I have tried 3 different keyboards.

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  • amvirgin Jan 23, 2009

    I can't fix the keyboard driver because it wont let me get past the password for windows.



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Are you using ps/2 or using USB?
try to use a ps/2 (round plug). plug it first then trun off the PC. it should not ask for password.

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