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Wayniac Dec 29th, 2008 03:54 PM

Installed Windows on Mac / Keyboard Won't Work
 
I'm having a serious problem with my Macbook Intel Core Duo. I have recently installed Windows XP on a seperate partition successfully have instead of using the disks, I had the exact drivers that I needed. So I used those and they worked successfully except when I went into Device Manager and Updated my Keyboard driver to the Mac Keyboard and restarted, my keyboard would no longer work. I am currently on my second computer because the keyboard won't work through the boot screen or when it loads up. So therefore I cannot select between partitions. Windows seems to be the Primary partition that booting up aswell so I cannot do anything within Mac OSX. I am really stumped at this point, I was thinking if I go out and buy a USB keyboard and try that it might over-ride the default integrated macbook keyboard so I can fix this issue.

PS: I gave my Windows XP a security login so I can't type anything in to access it.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Wayne Miles

gordguide Dec 29th, 2008 05:10 PM

" ... have instead of using the disks, I had the exact drivers that I needed. ..."

I have no idea what you mean by this. Did you make a CD of the Apple components and install them after a reboot? Can you boot with the Option key down, and select your MacOS partition?

Wayniac Dec 29th, 2008 05:17 PM

Thank you for replying, I had manually downloaded the drivers and installed them myself without using the disk. I have a copy of Windows XP that I used to format the second partition. I unfortunately cannot press the alt key to select my boot partition because the keyboard has unresponively stopped 100% once I rebooted after the previous change in th keyboard driver. I can fix this problem from within Windows just as long as I can get past the Security log in screen which I know the password (oviously), but cannot type it in. Once I am in, I will simply roll back the drivers.

explorer00 Dec 29th, 2008 05:20 PM

Why not just borrow a USB kb from a friend and fix things back to the way it was until the main keyboard works. I've had to do similar things before , IE plug in PS/2 keyboard to load windows drivers for a USB keyboard. I'm sure that will fix it..

Wayniac Dec 29th, 2008 05:23 PM

I may end up having to do that, I am just hoping it will over-ride the integrated keyboard.

explorer00 Dec 29th, 2008 05:39 PM

I don't have the exact same hardware as you so I can't say for sure but given your situation there is no reason it shouldn't work, you only wiped out your main KB not all keyboards.

Gerbill Dec 29th, 2008 07:16 PM

Why re-invent the wheel? Just use Boot Camp.

Wayniac Dec 29th, 2008 10:58 PM

Perfect, thank you so much for your help explorer00, I went out and bought a keyboard for just over 20 bucks at Futureshop and it works marvously.


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