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How do I enable USB ports without mouse or keyboard

By kayvaanshrike
May 28, 2011
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  1. Hi all, I have a bit of a problem my usb ports are disabled and that means my mouse and keyboard don't work so how do I enable the usb ports without a mouse and keyboard? please help...
     
  2. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,398   +169

    When you say they're "disabled" do you mean Device Manager shows their status as Disabled? Or do you mean they just don't work (i.e. no USB devices get recognized/ no USB devices will work).

    If they just aren't working, try this trick. It's a long shot but sometime it really does work! (e.g. see HERE)

    Unplug computer power cord from the wall. If a laptop, remove the battery also. Disconnect all devices from all ports. Let the computer sit for an hour or two. Then plug everything back in and try again

    G;luck!
     
  3. kayvaanshrike

    kayvaanshrike TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yes I did disable the usb ports in device manager on my pc sorry I didn't make myself clear
     
  4. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,506   +238

    If this is a desktop, I suggest borrowing a PS/2 mouse and keyboard (if you don't already have one) and then you can use them to re-enable your USB ports.
     
  5. kayvaanshrike

    kayvaanshrike TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yeah it's a desktop and no it don't have ps/2 ports. I bought a usb pci card and it works perfect. Lol when I asked about how to fix my pc at pc world they wanted £250 to fix it lol... I only paid £11 for the usb card works like a charm ;)
     


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