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Can't Install XP

By james_7_07
Oct 2, 2007
  1. I cant install XP on my computer b/c my mouse and keyboard are not working properly. what do I need to do? I cant use it for anything...Please Help! Thanks!
     
  2. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

    Hello, james_7_07, and welcome to Techspot :wave:

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    With regards to your problem, at what point are your mouse and keyboard not working? Is it when the installation asks you to enter user names etc
     
  3. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    Have you tried entering the BIOS and see if your keyboard works in there? Press F2 or DEL to enter setup. It will tell you on your screen which button to push. Try that.
     
  4. james_7_07

    james_7_07 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    It doesn't even light up when computer comes on...but it works on other computers..
     
  5. james_7_07

    james_7_07 TS Rookie Topic Starter


    It won't let me enter into that....the computer or mouse doesn't work..could it be the drivers on the motherboard?
     
  6. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

    You can only use your keyboard (not mouse) to get into the BIOS as well as begin the installation of Windows. Anyway, I wonder if you have a USB keyboard. If so, can you borrow a PS/2 keyboard?

    Edit: Wait! You said it doesn't even light up? You mean you get no display on the monitor? If so, that's not a keyboard problem. I'm a little confused, sorry.
     
  7. james_7_07

    james_7_07 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Keyboard wont light up, indicating that it is not working..what do I do?
     
  8. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

    do you have a usb or ps/2 keyboard? this can make a world of difference :)
     
  9. james_7_07

    james_7_07 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    the usb keyboard wouldn't work...ps/2?
     
  10. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

    Yes, try a PS/2 keyboard if you can. Your BIOS might not support USB keyboards or if it does, it might be disabled. You would need a PS/2 keyboard to get into the BIOS to enable it.
     
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