My problem is that after starting my computer is that my keyboard will shutoff when screen comes up to hit any key to boot from CD to install windows thus not allowing me to continue on to do anything my keyboard works fine during BIOS setup so I know not problem with keyboard it just shuts off when the first boot up is complete. I am hooking it up threw the USB ports in back as i dont have the converter for the standard ports. Oh i might add that i had a previous motherboard and have all drivers installed for keyboard and mouse also have windows installed i just figured reinstalling windows and starting from new might help things but I can't even do that as my keyboard shuts off and wont allow me to type. Not sure what is wrong with it any tips?
An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points
An expert who has answered 20 questions.
An expert that has over 10 points.
An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.
Re: Keyboard shuts off after booting up
Try starting up in Safe Mode by tapping the F6 key during boot-up. this prevents drivers from loading. you may have a corrupted keyboard driver. if your keyboard works in safe mode, try uninstall of the kbd driver, then reinstall.. check for a newer driver version.
A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones). click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need. Good luck!
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
Shut off the unit; when you turn it back on pay attention to the screen as it should display a message to hit a certain key on the keyboard that will bring you to a screen that will allow to chose starting in normal mode. This message will come up quick on the screen so you need to choose the key on the keyboard rather quickly or the system will just start-up as it usually does.
1.Shut down your computer and then restart it in Safe Mode.To run in safe mode, press the F8 key repeatedly from your keyboard. You must press F8 before
the Windows logo appears. It will display the Advanced Boot Options
2.From Advanced Boot Options screen, select "Repair Your Computer" and hit
Enter. Choose your preferred keyboard layout and then click "Next."
3. Click "Startup Repair", and follow the on-screen instructions.
Maybe your keyboard is bad and needs to be replaced? Did you spill a liquid on it?
Maybe the keyboard has been hijacked by a virus or infection.
maybe the keyboard cable needs to be reseated which means taking the keyboard up and removing then putting the cable back in. The cable is under the keyboard.
Have you tried booting up in safe mode to see if the keyboard works? Turn off the computer, then hit the power button to turn itback on and immediately start hitting the F8 key repeatedly until you see SAFEMODE. Take the Safe Mode option and let it boot up. Safe Mode will lookdifferent to you, the screen will be darker and the icons bigger, this isnormal.
What do you mean not working? Is it that certain keys don't work, or the whole keyboard does not work?
Maybe your keyboard has been hijacked by a virus. Have you tried booting up in Safe Mode to see if it works?
Turn off the computer, then hit the power buttonto turn it back on and immediately start hitting the F8 key repeatedly untilyou see SAFE MODE. Take the Safe Mode option and let it boot up. SafeMode will look different to you, the screen will be darker and the iconsbigger, this is normal
Sounds like your keyboard has been hijacked by a virus. Try booting into safe mode and see if the keyboard acts the same way. Turn off the computer, then hit the power button to turn itback on and immediately start hitting the F8 key repeatedly until you see SAFEMODE. Take the Safe Mode option and let it boot up. Safe Mode will lookdifferent to you, the screen will be darker and the icons bigger, this isnormal. If it is ok in safe mode then run your virus scan.
if you want to boot from cd/dvd start your pc and when the first screen comes up press delete on keyboard a blue screen will come up select advanced BIOS features then you will see the list of the order in which the pc boots highlight the cd/dvd rom drive and hit enter you will see a page where it says to set it as first or second or third boot move the dot on the right of the one that is default tby using plus on keyboard numbers on right of keyboard untill it is at first boot then hit the enter or return key on keyboard then hit the f10 key and type the letter (y) without brackets and hit enter then your pc will restart and it should boot from cd/dvd then put in the disc you want to boot from and restart the pc be very carefull doing this if you like you can go toyoutube.com and there should be videos there on how to do this
1.Shut down your computer and start hitting F8 key (on the top line of the keyboard.) immediately (on the top line) up and down at least 20-30 times and choose "Last known Good configuration."
2.If this does not work, shut down your computer and restart the computer in the "safe mode with networking" option.
How to restart the computer in the safe mode with networking:
As soon you restart the computer, start hitting F8 key immediately (on the top line of the keyboard.) up and down at least 20-30 times and choose safe mode with networking by using the up and down arrow key on the keyboard and hit enter twice.
2. If the computer restarts in the safe mode then, please follow these steps"
a.Disable or unistall any anti-virus
Norton Removal tool link:
Mcafee removal tool link:
b.run malwarebytes and scan your computer.
c.cleanboot the computer.Please follow the Microsoft Link:
Restart the computer:
Is your keyboard also wireless? Check batteries on all wireless devices. If batteries are fine, restart your computer (hold down your power button until your computer shuts down unless you have a reset button) and then try unplugging and plugging back in your wireless receiver, then hit your connect buttons starting with your keyboard followed by your mouse.