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Log on screen freeze-up

The laptop will boot to the log on screen,but I cannot type in my password because the keyboard is frozen also. While booting the Alt F10 does not work either because of the keyboard is frozen. It won't read my back-up disks either and the USB isn't recognized.Question... If I bought the whole new Vista program and tried to load it, will its' disks be recognized?

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    mpersaud May 16, 2008

    i have a similar problem, right after i log in the screen turns black. i cant do anything besides ctrl-alt-del and try and restart. any solutions please!

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If it is locking up because of corupt software then booting from a cd should allow you to reload a new os. But this sounds like a harware issue. If you install Visat on anything make sure it can handle it first. Vista take a monster machine minimun requirements are just that at min requiremnts it runs crippled.

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