Mouse and keyboard not working

By prosthetichead
Aug 13, 2005
  1. hey ppl. First post here. Here goes...

    I don't know what I did, but for some reason my mouse and keyboard are no longer working. I've tested both in another computer and they work. The keyboard works in Bios, but as soon as windows loads both keyboard and mouse freeze - num-lock light as well.

    The computer isn't crashing as windows continues to load (although, much slower than before). Attempted a repair install, but when windows loads to complete setup keyboard & mouse still not working.

    Not sure what the problem is. And really don't want to do a complete install as haven't backed up the majority of my data.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!

    Thanks in advanced.

    System spec:
    Windows xp home addition. SP2.
    P4 processor 3.00GHz, 800fsb, 1MB cache
    1024MB DDR2 400MHz Memory
    160GB (7200rpm) SATA hdd
    PS/2 mouse & keyboard
  2. tdeg

    tdeg TS Rookie Posts: 119

    Hmm... maybe its a hardware problem....

    Do you have a USB mouse/keyboard you could try?
  3. prosthetichead

    prosthetichead TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i've tried a usb mouse, but still no luck.
  4. Vigilante

    Vigilante TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,666

    Safe mode work?
    Recovery Console?
    If it's a driver you need to get in to the registry some how.

    Could be a virus or something trashed it purposefully. Try taking your hard drive out and scan it for viruses from another PC.

    Good luck
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