Okay. So I have Windows XP Professional SP3.
Sometime ago the keyboard randomly stopped working all by itself. The num lock light is switched on at boot up - indicating it works but then it switches off either half way through windows loading or alternatively as soon as I press any button at the login screen.
Googling this indicates I have a corrupted keyboard driver (wooo!)
I have ruled out the following:
- The keyboard - it works with various WinPE boot up CDs and with another laptop
- The hardware - the USB port the keyboard is plugged into works with the keyboard in a WinPE environment loaded up on the PC, so the problem is not the USB port.
Okay so, is there a way to fix this without reinstalling windows?
NB sadly, the configuration for Remote login is not working - I had as recently as 3 weeks ago attempted to get this working - and I had it accepting a client on another XP netbook that was connecting via an invite token sent by email, but the XP3 pro PC doesn't want to accept connections from Remote Desktop Connection on my Vista laptop (both on same wireless network and connected), my Vista laptop picks up the XP SP3 machine on the network (and can even download shared files over the network) but it doesn't see a remote desktop server it can connect to! Doh.
PS I obviously have no way to login, the keyboard doesn't function to do it and neither will any other keyboard unless the driver is installed, and to do that I would have to... Login! LOL it doesn't get much worse than this.