A few weeks ago I was playing on my computer and the keyboard fell off the desk and it pulled the wire. Didn't think that was such a big problem at the time but it instantly restarted my computer but it wouldn't boot up properly. When i disconnect my keyboard from my computer it will boot up normally though. I have no idea why its like this but I would like to have my computer back. Hope someone can help. Thanks!!
Sounds like you did some damage to your keyboard cable. Try using another one if you have a spare or barrow one from a friend and try it on your computer. Make sure you connect it before you start up your computer. If it works fine then replace your keyboard. Fairly cheap fix... Good luck
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why run dead XP?, is the PC ONLINE? or off/?
The USB plug and play is failing,
you do know MS killed dead Plug and Play for XP 4 years ago right?
the top failure of any pc running XP would be USB devices.
USB devices are extensive in scope, endless types
and top of the list are mice, and keyboards.(vast types exist))
The PnP engine scans the local driver cache first.
if no mouse (example 1) is found to match your unstated mouse
then it must do what? go on line, to MS.com
and MS pulled the plug..... just like they did
W2000 and vista. and XP 4+ years ago !
time to upgrade, for sure.
a counter argument would be that the virus magnet XP is infected.
as ALL ARE NOW and worse every day forward!! for eternity
Usually when you hear long beeps coming from your computer it telling you that there is hardware loose . You may have knocked something loose. Check cd roms , ports and cards , memory to make sure they are fitted in correctly . good luck
there may be a software update for the powertrain control module for mis-fire monitor. check with your local dealer. but if thats not the case,these engines are known at least in my experience of having the heads crack between the valves and cause mild mis-fires. try compression testing all the cylinders and performing a leakdown test on them as well.
One possible problem is that your PS2 keyboard port at the back of your PC is ruined. In time, those so called "outlets" become loose specially the ones with cables which usually got pulled or tangled and make the port strained and the contacts get loose.
If that is the case, you might need to replace the keyboard port, or just stick with your usb keyboard.
Try a few things for me OK? From what you typed, turned on the psu "the toggle switch on the psu", pc seemed to be starting up. I need you to keep the toggle switch on the power supply in the on position. Press and hold the start button on the PC case to shut it down. Give it a few seconds & power up by pressing the power switch on the case. Notice a differance? Next, unplug everything connected to the pc expect the monitor, mouse & keyboard. Try to boot. Still no? Remove the side of the case exposing the board. Turn the psu off by flipping the toggle switch on the psu, wait till the green light on the board goes out. Grab the Mb ( I know it's tight in there) and see if you can move the board in any direction. Not loose? Re-check all data & power connections for a solid connect. Re-check your case to Mb connections. Also check the PSU, there is a red slide switch it should be set to 115v. Post your findings..