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Windows 7: Unable to type password at login screen

15 Mar 2010   #1
ZeroSkull

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Unable to type password at login screen

I recently installed Windows 7 64bit on the second partition of my main HDD. It worked flawlessly until I restarted earlier today. Now whenever I boot into Windows 7 the login screen shows up with my account, but when i attempt to enter my password the keystrokes are not registering.

I have tried using all 8 usb ports in the back of my comp, but the keyboard still does not work. My usb mouse works fine. I can also boot and login to Windows XP, on the other partition with no problems, and the keyboard works fine.

Any insight or help with this issue would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.


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15 Mar 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ZeroSkull View Post
I recently installed Windows 7 64bit on the second partition of my main HDD. It worked flawlessly until I restarted earlier today. Now whenever I boot into Windows 7 the login screen shows up with my account, but when i attempt to enter my password the keystrokes are not registering.

I have tried using all 8 usb ports in the back of my comp, but the keyboard still does not work. My usb mouse works fine. I can also boot and login to Windows XP, on the other partition with no problems, and the keyboard works fine.

Any insight or help with this issue would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Maybe a keyboard driver?
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15 Mar 2010   #3
ZeroSkull

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

But it was working fine yesterday and it works fine in xp. Also how could i update a keyboard driver if i cant login?
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15 Mar 2010   #4
Saltgrass

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Try rebooting...Maybe if you are dual booting the drivers are getting messed up.
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15 Mar 2010   #5
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Try Safe Mode.
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15 Mar 2010   #6
ZeroSkull

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Yeah, i have been at this for a while, so id say ive rebooted about 10+ times, ive tried safe mode, ive tried last know configuration, ive tried booting form my windows 7 disc and repairing/system restore, and i tried reseting and upgrading my bios. Nothing works. The only course of action i see is to reinstall Win7, but i wanted to post on the forums to see if any one else had a better idea.

*probly should have put all that in the original post sorry*
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15 Mar 2010   #7
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ZeroSkull View Post
Yeah, i have been at this for a while, so id say ive rebooted about 10+ times, ive tried safe mode, ive tried last know configuration, ive tried booting form my windows 7 disc and repairing/system restore, and i tried reseting and upgrading my bios. Nothing works. The only course of action i see is to reinstall Win7, but i wanted to post on the forums to see if any one else had a better idea.

*probly should have put all that in the original post sorry*
Buy a new $3 keyboard.
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15 Mar 2010   #8
win7clutz

Windows 7 Ultimate (64)
 
 

Boot and go into CMOS (probably DEL key)... Go to "integrated peripherals" and in USB settings enable legacy support, keyboard and mouse support, and then save & exit... Since it was already working this is a stretch but worth trying.
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15 Mar 2010   #9
Saltgrass

Windows 7 x64
 
 

My system does the no keyboard trick occassionally. Usually unplugging and plugging in the keyboard will fix it. If not, next time you get in, check your chipset drivers.

Of course, trying another keyboard might help, but if it always works in XP, then it is probably not the keyboard.
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16 Mar 2010   #10
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Simply unplugging the computer from the power supply and then replugging after about 5 minutes works sometimes with usb recognition problems. Ya it sounds bizarre but try it.
Another thing that could be tried.....Do you have a bootable flash drive? Go to the manufacture's website and download the latest drivers for your keyboard, put them on the flash drive. Boot from the flash drive and reinstall the keyboard driver, then reboot into win7.
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