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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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