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What the hell happened? plz help!

By olivia869
Feb 11, 2006
  1. While i was ripping a movie the other day, i had put in my usb flash drive, then my computer rebooted : ( i have no idea why...anyways. So the computer boots back up, and now the keyboard and mouse functions do not work, i can no longer log into windows. i thought maybe it was a random thing, so i reboot again and it does the same thing, no response from my input devices. so i check to make sure these devices are still working by hooking them up to my other pc, sure enough, they still work. so then i test to see if i can even get into the bios. Well, thankfully i can, so it must be something while booting to windows after the post, cause the computer sees the hardware and lets me use it during setup, but not on the windows login screen. i even tried different ports, and different keyboard and mice ( ps2 and usb ) and they all will not work on this now dysfunctional pc. can somebody help me as to why this is happening? this is rather strange, i changed no setting. why working only in bios??! thx
     
  2. KingCody

    KingCody TS Evangelist Posts: 992   +7

    hold down the F8 key while booting up, at the selection screen choose "last know good configuration"

    -or-

    choose safe mode, and run system restore
     
  3. olivia869

    olivia869 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    holding f8, brings up the " please select boot device " menu, i dont see a safe mode
     
  4. olivia869

    olivia869 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    well i managed to get into safe mode somehow, but keyboard and mouse activity still doesnt work after windows xp loading screen : (
     
  5. blue_dragon

    blue_dragon TS Rookie Posts: 190

    are your mouse and keyboard usb or do they use ps/2?
     
  6. olivia869

    olivia869 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    any ps2 or usb doesnt work, ive tried many
     
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