our might try one more thing before trying to clear the CMOS.
Check to make sure that you have plugged the keyboard into the keyboard not
the mouse plug.
(please, I am NOT trying to be insulting, I have done and seen much worse
than plugged in wrong problems)
Also as they are both PS-2 devices I suppose that the mouse might be the
problem and stopping the keyboard from working.
Try without the mouse. Actually try unplugging everything you can.
If you have the manual for the computer there should be a jumper plug
somewhere on your motherboard that resets the CMOS, it usually is a three
pin item with a jumper on two, you move it to the other end then restore it
to reset the CMOS. Taking the battery out will work but give it some time
before you put it back it.
If it looks like a duck,walks like a duck, and quacks
like a duck it probably tastes like chicken.
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