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I'm facing an error on Windows XP startup. The keyboard doesn't work and I can't choose "Start windows normally".

After waiting 30 seconds, Windows doesn't start on its own. When I test with a Windows LiveCD, the keyboard works. How can I fix the problem?

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Can you be a bit more specific? –  Dave M Mar 25 '10 at 11:47
    
Do you get any error on screen? –  Shevek Mar 25 '10 at 12:23
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If a different OS sees the keyboard, it is unlikely to be a hardware problem. Perhaps something broke in your XP installation. Try a repair or reinstall.

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I try to repair OS, restart my PC then enter to CMOS and changed CD-ROM to 1st boot device. I saved the setting and restart my pc again. When press any key to boot from cd.... message appear i can't press any key. If it is OS error, i can boot from CD. It strange for me. Any idea?

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you should associate your accounts to regain ownership of this question, and then edit the question post to add this additional information. see: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/18232/… –  quack quixote Mar 26 '10 at 5:28
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wait, are you saying the keyboard doesn't work when you try to boot from CD? that sounds like your keyboard is broken. try a different keyboard. –  quack quixote Mar 26 '10 at 5:30
    
if keyboard is damage, i cant enter to CMOS right? –  LoRdiE Mar 26 '10 at 6:35
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If you have an USB keybooard, Try Enable USB Keyboard in your Bios.

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