Logon to Windows XP without the use of mouse

Dell / DIMENSION 4100
May 30, 2009 at 06:15:54
Specs: Windows XP
It is too long a story to explain but.....I inadvertantly deleted the mouse drivers upon exiting windows. How can I log back on to windows without using the mouse? I get up to the log on screen but can get no further.

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#1
May 30, 2009 at 06:22:35
I am the only user.
I do the Tab key twice, then the typing cursor box will open for login, then I start typing, then hit Enter.

You may have to hit the Tab key more times, if you have more than one user login. If you over shoot your cursor box, then keep doing the TAB key, until it opens again.


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#2
May 30, 2009 at 08:52:34
that doesn't work for me. They keyboard seems responsive up to the point where the logon screen comes up. after that the computer doesn't respond to any keystrokes.

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#3
May 30, 2009 at 08:57:42
Explain how someone "inadvertantly" deletes drivers. You would have to go thru an awful lot of steps to do it so it's not like it was done accidentally.

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#4
May 30, 2009 at 09:11:23
I had just installed a new lcd monitor. After intstalling the mouse started to act screwy. Its an old logitech wheel mouse but worked perfectly before. I tried to search the net for a logitech driver to preplace the ps2 driver it was running of of. The first one I installed gave the same problems. I found another but it said it needed to delte the previously installed driver. It deleted the driver ahd restated the computer...at that point I had no mouse. That's what I meant by inadvertant. I am not an IT pro and know just enough to get me into trouble.

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#5
May 30, 2009 at 12:16:51
So you want to login without use of the mouse OR keyboard... Boot to Safe Mode and undo what you did.

EEOC


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#6
May 30, 2009 at 12:32:20
yes, that is what I am trying to do.


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#7
May 30, 2009 at 14:19:22
Ok, I'm getting closer. I ran windows repair with my cd. I went out and bought a new MS optical mouse and plugged it into the USB. I now have a mouse that works but the program asks me to input the "key" for the cd but the keyboard does not respond. What can I do now?

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#8
May 30, 2009 at 14:41:23
Forget the key, it's probably just for the mouse software anyhow. Reboot and see if you're good to go.

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#9
May 30, 2009 at 15:16:11
Ok, I'm getting closer. I ran windows repair with my cd. I went out and bought a new MS optical mouse and plugged it into the USB. I now have a mouse that works but the program asks me to input the "key" for the cd but the keyboard does not respond. What can I do now? The product key is required before I can get the windows XP cd to complete its repair install.

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#10
June 6, 2009 at 05:44:51
Well based on the responses here, apparantly there is no way to logon to windows without the use of a mouse and or keyboard. I finally solved my problem by buying a usb keyboard. However, the repaire of windows brought me back to the original CP installation witout the service packs. After several more hours everything is now back to normal.

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