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Keyboard won't respond

My keyboard won't respond when turning on the computer where i type in my name an dpasswork it works at this point but once i try to typre like in Excel or in Email or word it won't work
I've rebooted, uninstallede the keyboard ran a scan and can't figure it out even went to a restore point and didn't dix problem HELP HELP
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Re: keyboard won't respond

It is odd that it will type before you log in, but not after.

If you have access to a USB desktop keyboard try using that to see if it works after windows has been logged in.

I'd also check the Device Manager. You can get their by clicking on the start button, then click run. After the box pops up type "devmgmt.msc" into it. This will pop up a box that shows you all the devices in your computer. When this is open find the keyboard section and click on the ' + ' . After the keyboard section is expanded look to see if anything under their has a red ' x ' or a yellow exclamation point through it. If it has one of these symbols, double click on it and try to enable the device. Let me know if this doesn't do anything, there may be 1 or 2 more things to try.

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