This is kind of strange, but can anyone concur? When booting up my Windows XP SP2 system I started getting a BSD after the Windows login screen loads - however, this is not the issue. The issue is when I try to get in to Safe Mode I cannot arrow up or down to select how to start up. I thought this might be a keyboard issue, so I tried several keyboards and had the same problem.
Next I decided I would try a fresh install of the OS on a new drive; XP SP2 loaded fine until I got to the place where the Windows Key is entered; all letters enter ok, but every number enters as a special character - 1=! and 2=@ and 3=# and so on (like I was holding down the Shift key). Toggling the Caps Lock has no effect nor does the NumLock. Holding down the shift key also has no effect. I again tried this with several keyboards, all with the same result.
System goes through POST with no problem. No errors shown at any time.
I have concluded that this is likely a motherboard issue. Am I right or wrong? Does anyone have any suggestions?