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Keyboard lock during start up phase

Just bought the computer turn it on firsttime and the keyboard is locks, with out start up properly . no password was fornulated

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  • Art Ellison
    Art Ellison May 11, 2010

    What do you mean--the keyboard locks?
    Can you type?
    Have you restarted the computer?
    If it's a USB keyboard, have you plugged it into another port?


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My laptop is lenovo y450 ideapad, my laptop keyboard is not working properly when i use it in some cases like typing in some windows opened during installation of an software. it is showing numbers ev


Start, click Run, and type regedit to open the Windows registry editor.

In the registry, open the below folders.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\
Control Panel\
Keyboard\

Within the keyboard folder, you should have a string value named "InitialKeyboardIndicators" with a value of 0, 1, or 2. Below is the explanation of each of these values.

0 = Num Lock is turned OFF after the logon.
1 = Disable Num Lock.
2 = Numlock is turned ON after the logon.



hope this helps

Jul 16, 2012 | Lenovo 41896EU IdeaPad Y450 14 Laptop,...

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Bought used laptop and do not have administrator password


You can reset laptop password with Smartkey Windows Password Recovery, just do as the following steps,

Step1: Download Smartkey Windows Password Recovery from http://www.recoverlostpassword.com/products/windowspasswordrecovery.html.
Step2: Install and launch it to any accessible computer.
Step3: Use a blank and writable CD/DVD/USB to burn Windows password reset disk with the tool.
Step4: Boot the locked computer from CD/DVD/USB.
Step5: Start to reset laptop admin password with the burned disk.
Step6: Reboot computer and login to the locked PC without password.

Jun 04, 2012 | Toshiba Satellite A15-S129 Notebook

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How to unlock computer


If Error Message Says the Computer is Locked by User
1

Press "Ctrl" + "Alt" + "Delete" on the keyboard to unlock the computer.
2

Type the username and password of the user who last logged on to this computer. Click the "OK" button when you are done.
3

Wait for the "Unlock Computer" dialog box to disappear. The computer has now been unlocked.
4

Press "Ctrl" + "Alt" + "Delete" on the keyboard again and log on normally by typing in the username and password.
If the Error Message Does Not Tell Who Locked the Computer
1

Attempt to shut down the locked computer through the server computer. You will have to use the Shutdown tool in the Microsoft Windows Resource Kit (see Resources for download link) to shut down the computer remotely.
2

Wait for the "System Shutdown" dialog box to display the locked computer. Although the dialog box appears, the computer will not actually restart.
3

Wait until the "Welcome to Windows" dialog box appears on the locked computer.
4

Press "Ctrl" + "Alt" + "Delete" on the keyboard before the screensaver becomes active and log on normally by providing your username and password.

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Apr 12, 2011 | Toshiba Satellite Pro L300 Notebook

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HP G60-235DX keyboard not working at all


Try to press Fn + Num Lock or Fn + Scrl lock to check if they keyboard will respond. If it doesnt. try to turn off the computer, remove the cables and battery, press/hold the power button for 8 secs. Reinsert cables and battery then turn on the pc. Press again Fn + Num Lock or Fn + Scrl lock. If the keyboard still did not respond, go to the device manager . Click Start > right click My Computer > Properties > Hardware > Device Manager . Then click the (+) on Keyboards, right click the device and uninstall it. Then, go back to the device manager and right click Keyboard then click Scan for hardware changes. Then press FN + Num Lock or Fn + Scrl lock. If symptom persists, call HP to replace your keyboard.

Aug 22, 2010 | HP G60-235DX Notebook

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The keyboard is locked


Dear Sir,

plz folow this step to unlock keyboard

  1. Step 1 Check to be sure your "Number Lock" or "Function Lock" keys aren't lit. These can lock out certain parts of your keyboard. If either of these is lit, press them to unlock the locked portion of your keyboard. These can be found at the top right on a laptop and between the number pad and main keys on a desktop keyboard.
  2. Step 2 Save all open programs using your mouse. Use your mouse to restart your computer. This will only work if your computer isn't frozen. If your mouse doesn't move, press the power button on your Dell until the computer turns off. Press it again to restart. If the issue was lack of memory or a locked program, this will unlock your keyboard. Continue to Step 3 if the keyboard is still locked.
  3. Step 3 Shut down your computer using your mouse or power button. Don't restart. Unplug your Dell.
  4. Step 4 Remove the battery if you're using a laptop by turning the laptop over and sliding the battery release latch. Slide the battery out and replace after one minute.
    For desktops, disconnect the keyboard from the desktop. Reconnect after one or two minutes.
  5. Step 5 Reconnect the power adapter or AC cord. Start your computer.
  6. Step 6 If your keyboard is still locked on a Dell desktop, disconnect the keyboard. Restart your computer and reconnect the keyboard after the system boots. Allow your operating system to recognize and reinstall the keyboard.
Thanks For Your Time,

Apr 13, 2010 | Dell adamo PC Notebook

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Keyboard is not responding it does sometimes then stop again


Step 1
  1. Check to be sure your "Number Lock" or "Function Lock" keys aren't lit. These can lock out certain parts of your keyboard. If either of these is lit, press them to unlock the locked portion of your keyboard. These can be found at the top right on a laptop and between the number pad and main keys on a desktop keyboard.
  2. Step 2 Save all open programs using your mouse. Use your mouse to restart your computer. This will only work if your computer isn't frozen. If your mouse doesn't move, press the power button on your Dell until the computer turns off. Press it again to restart. If the issue was lack of memory or a locked program, this will unlock your keyboard. Continue to Step 3 if the keyboard is still locked.
  3. Step 3 Shut down your computer using your mouse or power button. Don't restart. Unplug your Dell.
  4. Step 4 Remove the battery if you're using a laptop by turning the laptop over and sliding the battery release latch. Slide the battery out and replace after one minute.
    For desktops, disconnect the keyboard from the desktop. Reconnect after one or two minutes.
  5. Step 5 Reconnect the power adapter or AC cord. Start your computer.
  6. Step 6 If your keyboard is still locked on a Dell desktop, disconnect the keyboard. Restart your computer and reconnect the keyboard after the system boots. Allow your operating system to recognize and reinstall the keyboard.

Nov 15, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 1525 (dndppa1_3) Intel Core...

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The keyboard on my laptop is locked and i cant use it to search but upon startup it works and i can input the password to open it and then it locks again


It sounds like your keyboard device driver. It may have been "updated" automatically.
Do you have a spare USB keyboard or can you remove one from a desktop temporarily?

Power OFF the laptop and plug in the USB keyboard. Power ON laptop.
Use the USB keyboard, not the laptop keyboard for this procedure.
First, does the USB keyboard work w/o locking up?

Anyway, Go to the "Device Manager" by right-clicking "My Computer" and select "Manage".
A list of Your computer devices will appear on the right window. Expand the +Keyboard and find the HID Keyboard Device associated to your laptop. (Pick one by checking the properties of each one to see which one may not be working)

(( btw, HID = Human Input Device ))
You can either "UNINSTALL" it or "UPDATE DRIVER"

When finished, reboot, remove USB keyboard if you want to and the laptop keyboard will work just fine, or the OS will "find" it first , then start working ok.

Follow the steps, it will work.

Sep 17, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

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The keyboard has a keypad, but when y turn on the num lock, the letter keys will also start working as a keypad. My computer is an HP Pavilion dv9730us Notebool PC. It has a full keyboard, with a keypad...


Sorry but you found what is NORMAL for laptops. this is not a bug, error, fault, etc.

It does exactly what it is supposed to do even though it may have a proper number pad too. leave num lock off

Aug 09, 2009 | HP Pavilion dv9730us Notebook

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I restarted my computer and keyboard not working


Hello,

It sounds like you might have accidentally turned on the laptop number lock. I am assuming you are seeing that characters are being typed, but the password is not accepted. If this is the case, try turning off the num lock by pressing the FN key (usually found by on the lower left by the CTRL and/or ALT keys).

If this doesn't work, trying entering the BIOS when starting the computer (usually by pressing F2 repeatedly when you see the DELL logo). In the BIOS look for an option for the numlock and turn it off.

Last shot - I have seen a few times where num lock is remembered when an external keyboard is used and then stays enabled on the laptop after it is disconnected. If you used a plugged in keyboard and/or use a docking station, you may want to try plugging in the keyboard again, disable NumLock (above the number pad on the right) and then shut down. Remove the external keyboard and I suspect the laptop won't have this issue.

Hope this helps,

Chris

Mar 23, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 8600 Notebook

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Cant get into locked computer


You will have to remove the keyboard and press a small button on the motherboard to reset the BIOS to factory defaults. That will wipe out any password protection you are talking about.

G'luck

Nov 10, 2008 | Dell Inspiron B130 Notebook

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