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And your computer has a blank dark gray screen. Every once in a while, after the automatic updates at three in the morning, this computer decides it's tired or something.
Turn it off, turn it back on.
Do you want to restart it normal or do a recovery.
Well, let's start it normal, no reason for it to be messed up.
No, that doesn't work. Let's try it again and do a recovery to when it updated.
Ah, that's better. What do you mean the keyboard doesn't work - everything else it up?
Unplug the keyboard after banging it a couple of times - the NumLock lite is flickering but then it stays lit. That of course doesn't mean it's working - it's not.
Turn it off, unplug it, plug the keyboard back in. No, it still is flickering again.
Go search for that old keyboard I didn't like, it's either in the garage or in the storage shed. Of course I can't find it.
About that time I decide I'll just have to get a new keyboard and get all saddled up to go into town. Decide to unplug the old keyboard one more time and plug it back in. Do a restart on the computer. I'm going out the door when I notice that the NumLock key is now lit.
So I open one of my daily files and voila! the keys now work.
It's much to late though for having figured out that if it didn't work it was trash. I got me this here new hp wireless keyboard that is so much more finger friendly and it came with a wireless mouse - oh yes!
We are in business again.