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Keyboard locks on startup, mouse pad works, FN & ECS (for Standby) works

Dell Inspiron B120 locked keyboard at intial startup. I can not sign in. The mouse pad works, but not the keyboard. The FN(Function) and ESC( Standby) will put the PC in standby mode.

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Your comp is infected for sure.i`ve seen many cases where my customer`s comp is infected and they face the same problem.
make sure you have ethernet cable plugged in to your laptop so we can use safe mode with networking. shutdown your computer.on top of the keyboard you have F8 key.the moment you`ll press the power button to turn on the computer start tapping F8. advance boot up options will appear. select safe mode with networking
try restoring your comp to a previous time when it was working. if it doesn`t work don`t worry just follow the steps below.In any case you have to clean virus out of your computer.
download,install and run this software.after running the scan clean all the infections and restart your comp.
http://www.download.com/Malwarebytes...dlPid=10878968
Good Luck!!

Posted on Jun 01, 2009

  • smayday Aug 06, 2011

    Is this supposed to work with an Inspirion mini 10 also

  • smayday Aug 06, 2011

    Would this process work on an Inspirion mini 10 also. I have the same situation but F8 isn't doing anything on startup. Maybe an unplugged keyboard?

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