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Windows 7: Required device is inaccessible - How can I reboot ?

21 Jul 2013   #1
BobbyE

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 
Required device is inaccessible - How can I reboot ?

Can anyone give me some advice on how to reboot my PC after installing driver updates. (WIN 7 PRO 32bit) The problem seems to be that the keyboard driver did not install properly, and on re-starting gave the message "REQUIRED DEVICE is Inaccessible" - consequently I am unable to type any instructions (screen keyboard not set up) and I cannot access the Launch start up repair screen.
Is there any way I can get into my PC to get back to the last restore point and undo the damage ? Any help would be greatly appreciated - an idiots guide would be ideal ! Thanks.


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21 Jul 2013   #2
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Hi BobbyE,

Welcome onboard.

Are you able to get into Safe Mode?

Keep pressing F8 repeatedly as your computer boots.

If it gets into safe mode successfully, in the Advanced Option Menu, select "Last Known Good Configuration (advanced)" and press ENTER.

That should discard the faulty driver and boot with the configuration it booted from successfully last time.
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21 Jul 2013   #3
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hello and welcome Bob mate try safe mode you might get lucky hitting the F8 key while powering on and then do a system restore

Sorry J must have been posting at the same time.
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21 Jul 2013   #4
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

IC, I beat you by a hair's breadth.
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21 Jul 2013   #5
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
IC, I beat you by a hair's breadth.
Yeah mate but I bet you can run faster than fat old me LOL!!
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21 Jul 2013   #6
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

@67, I think I am no less younger than you.
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21 Jul 2013   #7
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
@67, I think I am no less younger than you.
He he beat me buy a year can't take a trick today - 46 model myself LOL!!
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21 Jul 2013   #8
BobbyE

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 
Bingo ! - reboot ok

Hi jumanji and ICit2lol,
Many thanks for replying to my post, and I'm happy to report that thanks to your advice ( and a bit of luck) my PC is now back to it's normal self. The original problem was that the driver update did not complete sucessfully, and on reboot the keyboard was not enabled.... I.E anything I typed in, like pressing function keys, had no effect at all. I managed to dig out an old keyboard from the loft and just plugged that in and hoped. After following the steps in your advice .... RESULT !
So, thanks for taking the time to reply, you've cheered up an OAP enormously !
Best wishes, BobbyE
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21 Jul 2013   #9
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Glad that you GBOS ( Got Back On Stream )

OAP - Old Age Pensioner??????

Birds of the same feather flock together. LOL!
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21 Jul 2013   #10
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
Glad that you GBOS ( Got Back On Stream )

OAP - Old Age Pensioner??????

Birds of the same feather flock together. LOL!
Yep so true Jumanji
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