|If pressing F8 and choosing Safe mode works, then the operating system must have been installed. |
If the USB mouse was NOT connected previously in Windows (e.g. if a PS/2 mouse was used previously), you can't move it's cursor until Windows gets to the desktop screen and Windows loads the generic drivers for it - THEN the cursor will move fine in Windows, and before the Logon onto Windows screen appears.
After that, if you unplug the USB mouse, use a PS/2 mouse for a while in Windows, when you plug in the USB mouse again you will be able to move it's cursor at the Logon screen and in Windows, as long as Windows has not been reloaded from scratch when a USB mouse was not connected.
(In most cases a mouse of any sort will not work in the mboard's bios Setup.)
"when I get to the safemode login screen I can't do anything. "
Whether you boot normally or into some other mode.....
If the USB keyboard works but you can't move the mouse cursor, press the Tab key to toggle what is selected on the screen, or use the cursor keys if that works to do that, press Enter to select the selection. If you need to type a password, type it - then Windows will continue to boot and load the desktop screen.
The USB mouse will be able to move it's cursor after Windows loads the drivers for it.
Install the software for the wireless keyboard.
The wireless keyboard will probably not work until the software has been installed for it in the operating system. You will probably need to use another keyboard - USB or PS/2 - until you have done that. Usually you must install the software for it BEFORE you plug in it's transmitter / receiver.
There may be a switch on the keyboard that you switch off to conserve the batteries - if it has such a switch, it must be in the on position.
See the installation instructions for the wireless keyboard make and model !
If you see no cursor at the Logon screen, even when you can't move the cursor, there's something wrong with the mouse or it's connection.
The USB keyboard should always work while booting , and in Windows, in any mode. The fact that it works at all indicates the bios has the USB controllers enabled.
However you can't get into the mboard's bios Setup with a USB keyboard unless the setting in the bios for Legacy USB devices or USB Keyboard or similar is enabled.
The cords on corded keyboards and mice often get broken wires inside the cords , often right where the cord enters the keyboard or mouse, after it has been used a lot, or at any time if the cord has been yanked on . If you can't get it to work reliably, try another keyboard or mouse, USB or PS/2.
USB devices often do not work correctly when plugged into a USB hub. Plug it into a USB port that's built into the computer