1 Copper

RE: Keyboard failure

This worked on my Studio XPS desktop PC running Windows XP Premium Home Edition:

  • Power off PC
  • Unplug the power cord from the back of the PC
  • Press and hold the "power on" button for 20-30 seconds (this drains the remainder of power from the system)
  • Plug the power cord back into the PC
  • Power on PC and check for keyboard and mouse availability.

Thanks for the suggestion!