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keyboard does not work, for one user only?

by vince0501 / August 11, 2005 5:25 AM PDT

Have windows Xp. My wife, daughter and I have our own user profile. When my daughter signs on under her profile, she can not type anything. Word processing programs, nor even filling search boxes on the net works. The problem is not there under the other users.
Have no idea what she might have accidentally turned on or off. Any suggestions appreciated.

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Try his.
by Papa Echo / August 11, 2005 9:58 AM PDT

Log in with an account with administrative privileges.
At ''Documents and Settings'' at the root folder, look for your daughter's account and rename it, then rename it again to the original name. Reboot. This may reset a possibly corrupted profile at your daughter's account.

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did not work..assuming I did it correctly
by vince0501 / August 11, 2005 10:54 AM PDT
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Thanks for the suggestion. I opened the documents and settings and clicked on the "Emily" folder. Not sure if that is what you meant by the root folder. I did change the folder name, and then changed it back, rebooted, and no change.
Any other suggestions appreciated.

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