Does the keyboard work to get to the BIOS?
If not, it's not a XP issue. It's a hardware issue.
My computer froze while i was using winamp. At the moment my keyboard is playing up so i have to open up the device manager to fix the problem when the computer has been shut down. This time, however, upon attempting to open the dvice manager i recieved the following message with "mmc.exe" as the window header:
"Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item."
Now, i've tried rebooting, using hijack this (log available), and i've searched for info on the net. Nothing has helped though. I'm fairly certain it's not an admin access issue because nobody who uses the computer even knows what that means (concequently we wouldn't know how to ammend such a problem), and i don't think it's a virus/worm etc.
Can anybody help me so i don't keep having to use this tedious on-screen keyboard (took me ages to write this)