New keyboard not typing, old keyboard working [Closed]


- spilled coffee on my old keyboard (generic hid compliant, usb)
- bought a new keyboard (generic hid compliant, usb)
- new keyboard recognized but cannot type. works fine on other pcs
- old keyboard works and types fine
- installed uninstalled drivers and keyboard, no joy
- in bios, usb keyboard enabled, detected for both, legacy option enabled
- ran restore previous config that worked, no joy
- reverted to old registry backup, no joy
- deactivated firewall HIPS, no joy
- tested all usb ports, working fine
- tested new mouse, generic hid compliant, usb; worked fine

at wits end, any ideas? on windows xp sp3

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