Keyboard not working upon OS boot

Razer Lycosa gaming keyboard
December 15, 2010 at 10:06:39
Specs: Windows XP Home 32bit, Q6600/4GBDDR2
I until recently owned a logitech G15 gaming keyboard, until i spilt some water on it then it died. I then bought a Razer Lycosa keyboard, but when i plugged it into my computer it did not work. The lights on the keyboard were switched on, but none of the buttons on the keyboard registered anything (nor would the caps/scroll/num lock lights switch on at afater their respective keys were pressed). However, the keyboard works fine in my windows 7 Partition, and on the other computers in my house, so that rules out any hardware errors. When i managed to finally boot into XP (Using an old ps/2 keyboard), XP kept asking me to install the drivers for the keyboard, along with my mouse , 2 unknown devices and, bizarrely, my DVD drive, yet when the wizard had run through it would always give the same message: 'Windows cannot install the software because the correct software cannot be found'. Thinking this erratic behaviour was caused by a virus i did a full scan with kaspersky VRT and removed 3 trojans and a keylogger from my system.
However after rebooting from the scan and removal of the viruses, the install driver popups kept appearing, and the keyboard still did not work. Leading me to believe that possibly the malware has corrupted my system files or registry.
I have tried several fixes and tricks from the internet to apparently solve this problem, none of which have worked.
What ive already tried:
Various 'code 39' fixes including editing the upper and lower filters in the registry
sfc /scannow
System Restore

I'm tearing my hear out over this, so any help would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks
P.S I do not have my XP disk any more so reinstall is not an option!


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December 15, 2010 at 10:11:56
Just to help: a list of my hardware conflicts from device manager:
I/O Port 0x00000000-0x00000CF7 PCI bus
I/O Port 0x00000000-0x00000CF7 Direct memory access controller

IRQ 20 Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller
IRQ 20 NVIDIA nForce 590/570/550 Serial ATA Controller

I/O Port 0x000003C0-0x000003DF PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge
I/O Port 0x000003C0-0x000003DF NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260

IRQ 21 NVIDIA nForce 590/570/550 Serial ATA Controller
IRQ 21 NVIDIA Network Bus Enumerator

IRQ 22 Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller
IRQ 22 NVIDIA Network Bus Enumerator

Memory Address 0xFEFF0000-0xFEFF03FF High precision event timer
Memory Address 0xFEFF0000-0xFEFF03FF System board
Memory Address 0xFEFF0000-0xFEFF03FF System board

IRQ 16 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260
IRQ 16 Silicon Image SiI 3132 SATALink Controller

Memory Address 0xD0000000-0xDFFFFFFF PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge
Memory Address 0xD0000000-0xDFFFFFFF NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260

Memory Address 0xA0000-0xBFFFF PCI bus
Memory Address 0xA0000-0xBFFFF PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge
Memory Address 0xA0000-0xBFFFF NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260

I/O Port 0x000003B0-0x000003BB PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge
I/O Port 0x000003B0-0x000003BB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260

Memory Address 0xEA000000-0xEDFFFFFF PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge
Memory Address 0xEA000000-0xEDFFFFFF NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260


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