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Windows 7: Unable to type password at login screen

17 Mar 2010   #11
ZeroSkull

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Ok, so i tried what Bill2 suggested, i unplugged the power supply from my comp for a few minutes, plugged stuff back in and rebooted. I am now able to login to Windows 7 with no problems. I have no idea how/why that worked but it seemed to do the trick. I am now able to use my shiny new OS. Thanks for the help.


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17 Mar 2010   #12
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello ZeroSkull, welcome to Seven Forums!



We're glad you've found a solution that worked for you; thanks for the update.
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17 Mar 2010   #13
motc7

 
 

That was weird. Lol
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17 Mar 2010   #14
Zomby88

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

And so now you know, some usb items, mainly keyboards, are not picked up right away by windows or the bios.
Whenever I installed XP 99% of the time I had to use a PS2 keyboard and mouse.
I still use PS2 keyboards on all my pcs because they always work.
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17 Mar 2010   #15
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zomby88 View Post
And so now you know, some usb items, mainly keyboards, are not picked up right away by windows or the bios.
Whenever I installed XP 99% of the time I had to use a PS2 keyboard and mouse.
I still use PS2 keyboards on all my pcs because they always work.

I also only use a PS2 kb, the problem is a lot of mobos only have 1 PS2 and I've seen some that don't even have 1 PS2 connector.
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17 Mar 2010   #16
Zomby88

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zomby88 View Post
And so now you know, some usb items, mainly keyboards, are not picked up right away by windows or the bios.
Whenever I installed XP 99% of the time I had to use a PS2 keyboard and mouse.
I still use PS2 keyboards on all my pcs because they always work.

I also only use a PS2 kb, the problem is a lot of mobos only have 1 PS2 and I've seen some that don't even have 1 PS2 connector.
This is true but all you need when installing an OS is the keyboard.
(All I need.)
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12 May 2010   #17
imagineer

Windows 7 home premium
 
 
Same problem on new Dell laptop

I have the same problem encountered numerous time on a new Dell laptop. I have upgraded it from Vista to Win7 Home premium.

Its using standard PS/2 Keyboard driver, I do not have any warning in the device manager. Not sure what to make of it?? Any ideas?
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21 May 2010   #18
bbader123

Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium
 
 
Keyboard types different char for same key press

Sometimes I get different char for same key press, have to reboot to clear. Can't understand why this happens. Like this guy, I cant login (since diff char being generated) so I have to use the on screen keyboard. Not all programs affected. MS programs, sometimes browser, while other programs not affected.

HeLP!
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01 Nov 2010   #19
Rikk

Win 7
 
 

OK, so if i wish to apply the same logic for my identical problem on a brand new HP Pavilion laptop ... I just take out the battery for 5 minutes?
I'll let you know what it this ... fingers crossed :-)
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01 Nov 2010   #20
Rikk

Win 7
 
 

Nope, taking out the battery for ... minutes didn't work ...
Clean Instal unless someone comes up with another option.

BTW, as the laptop came with Win7 installed but no DVD, can I use the OEM password on a version that i download?
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