mouse and keyboard disable when...

March 12, 2009 at 14:21:27
Specs: Windows XP
recently my computer crashed again for the
whatever time and i managed to bring it back
up in Safe Mode, so when i went to restart it
again i noticed the mouse and the keyboard
worked only until i got to the windows
welcome screen, and the desktop with all the
icons and what not. i havent had to mess with
it in a long time, but how do you reactivate the
mouse and the keyboard?

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#1
March 12, 2009 at 14:45:19
Are you sure the mouse and keyboard were working in the POST screens? Normally mice don't work in the POST screens.

Obviously the first thing to check is the connections to the motherboard. If the devices are PS/2 type then DO NOT mess with them while the computer is running.


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#2
March 12, 2009 at 15:42:18
yes, they were working up until the windows screen came up,
then they turned off

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#3
March 12, 2009 at 15:48:03
There is no mouse cursor in the POST screens so how could the mouse work?

Are your mouse and keyboard USB or PS/2?


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#4
March 12, 2009 at 16:23:17
USB id assume, im not quite sure on what a ps/2 type is

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#5
March 12, 2009 at 16:26:59

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#6
March 14, 2009 at 07:45:39
the keyboard is ps/2 and the mouse is usb

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#7
March 14, 2009 at 08:08:03
Have you tried rebooting?

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#8
March 14, 2009 at 08:52:17
ive rebooted several times, and they only work up until the
windows loading screen. it wont even let me reformat the
entire thing

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#9
March 14, 2009 at 08:54:56
it seems someone else is having the same problem as i am
with the caps lock light getting stuck and all that as well,
what causes that

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#10
March 14, 2009 at 09:13:30
So you are saying your caps lock is on and you can't shut it off?

Plugging in a PS/2 keyboard while under power can ruin the PS/2 port. I don't know if you did that or not.

Are you using an adapter on a USB keyboard to connect to the PS/2 port? Do you have the keyboard connected to the Green PS/2 port?

If not of the above apply look at the link below.

http://www.techimo.com/forum/genera...


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#11
March 14, 2009 at 09:27:22
correct, i never unplugged the keyboard while it was running. i
dont have a usb keyboard, but its connected to the ps/2 port,
which is purple on my computer

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#12
March 14, 2009 at 09:31:03
Then try the suggestion in the link above.

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