Solved USB Mouse & Keyboard Not working-during boot & Desktop

September 8, 2012 at 05:27:25
Specs: Windows XP SP2, celeron M, 512MB
I've Removed internal keyboard and touch pad connection cause these aren't working properly. Keyboard was AUTOTyping, keys are missing n also i rip apart plastic underneath keys. And touch pad making cursor run in the direction where i don't wanna go. So, I open full laptop and remove internal cord where keyboard and touch pad are attached. This laptop has only USB ports for external device to use so I bought USB mouse & keyboard. Attached them and it worked like charm. I used it for 3-4 month can't remember exactly.

But, Suddenly, few days ago mouse cursor stopped moving. I checked mouse with other computer mouse is ok. Then i tried to setup windows. God I noticed then I can't access to boot mode cause Keyboard not working either. It boots directly to desktop. Keyboard also doesn't work in desktop.

Condition of internal keyboard: is very very f****d up. i can not connect it now. Cause i ripped every keys apart and underneath plastic.
I think THIS time i really messed up something. Somebody pls help.


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#1
September 8, 2012 at 06:51:59
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Catch 22.

You need to boot into bios and have a working keyboard in order to alter the settings to enable legacy USB support. Since you do not have any working keyboard other than the USB there is no way for you to enable it in bios.

Either repair/replace the laptop keyboard or junk the whole machine.

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#2
September 8, 2012 at 07:24:56
replacement laptop keyboards are quite reasonable in price....google your make and model number and you will see lots of good deals. You obviously know how to remove the old one.

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#3
September 8, 2012 at 22:50:32
If i format the hard disk do you think it will work?

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#4
September 9, 2012 at 01:38:05
No. BIOS is not contained on the hard disk. You can remove the hard disk and still get a system to boot into BIOS setup. But without a working keyboard you cannot make any changes to the settings.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catch-...

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