A little more information on this issue.
I re-installed Windows XP and all went fine and dandy until it came to the part where I had to enter a name for the user profile. Guess what??? Keyboard doesn't work.
I tried to push down and hold the power button which is supposed to turn it off....gues what??? It didn't.
The only way to turn it off was to unplug the A/C adapter and then remove the battery.
The power button will turn it on but once it boots into windows ( I can use the F2 key to enter the bios) the keybard and power buttons and all buttons CEASE WORKING. :-(
So I got a ps2/usb converter and plugged in a ps2 keyboard via the converter and it works perfectly, EXCEPT for the power button doesn't work to turn it off.
Something is obviously not working right and I have no clue as to where to look next.
Anyone have any ideas...other than "contact Acer" or something along that line?