If USB is enabled, XP hangs at startup

August 15, 2011 at 19:02:33
Specs: Windows XP 32-bit, Intel Core2 2.93 GHz / 4GB (reads as 3.25GB in XP)
Well, this computer was having problems with an Ubuntu install, so I finally tried reinstalling XP instead but it was getting an error in Setup where it would hang where it says "Setup is starting Windows." Through a Google search I found out that for some people, disabling USB in BIOS would work, so by doing that I was finally able to install Windows XP but now if I re-enable USB it hangs during the XP startup screen. (Originally it would get to the login screen and before anything could be done it would hang, but that is no longer the case.)

I was wondering how to get the USB controller to work. I'm forced to use a PS/2 keyboard and mouse right now. Device Manager won't detect USB (at least, not with it disbled in BIOS). When at the startup screen, before it hangs, my USB keyboard's LEDs don't light, but they do at BIOS setup and POST. This computer has an MSI P965 Neo motherboard.

Also, when Ubuntu was still functioning (just a couple days before trying to install XP), USB worked fine. The USB keyboard works fine in the BIOS setup.

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August 16, 2011 at 06:08:13
Errm, no, I haven't tried that.

Anyway, yeah, I'm thinking I might just install Windows 7 64-bit because, well first of all, I can, and second, I think it may or may not be better at handling the situation with the USB issue.

EDIT: Yeah, I just installed Windows 7 64-bit and now my USB keyboard and mouse are working. I'm assuming everything's fine with the USB now.

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