Keyboard Stopped Functioning with Boot Camp with XP SP2

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Leonffs, Sep 26, 2007.

  1. Leonffs macrumors newbie

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    Sep 18, 2007
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    Using: Macbook 2ghz with Windows XP SP2 on boot camp.

    I've been running Boot camp with Windows XP SP2 for a while now. Earlier today I went in and tried to login to windows... but my keyboard has decided to stop working when I boot into windows! It works fine in OS X but it won't work at all when I boot into windows. I can't even turn on the caps lock key! I tried inserting my windows disk to do a repair installation, but I cant hit a key when it says press any key to boot from disc!

    Does anyone have any sort of solution to this?
     
  2. sulhaq macrumors regular

    sulhaq

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    Jul 29, 2006
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    lol the EXACT same thing happened to me today. Here's how I solved the problem without having to go through the painful re-format re-install procedure.

    Firstly, you either need an external keyboard or a virtualization software. I had Parallels so I was good to go. I don't know if an external keyboard will work or not as I haven't tried that. If your windows doesn't detect the external keyboard you're out of luck. All you can do then is either reformat, or get a virtualization software like Parallels or VMware. Anyway here's what I did.

    1. Booted up into OS X.
    2. Loaded my bootcamp partition into Paralells and started Windows from within the mac.
    3. Since I was in OS X naturally the keyboard was working. I logged into windows and disabled my login password.
    4. Shut down computer and restarted and booted up into windows under bootcamp. Since now the Password was gone I could log into windows.
    5. Re-installed all the Mac-Windows Drivers from my MacWin Drivers CD.
    6. Rebooted and everything was fine.

    Hope this helps and you solve your problem. Good luck.
     

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