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#1 I_am_CanadianEh?

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Posted 01 August 2007 - 11:23 PM

I got myself some handy boot CD's including:
- Ultimate Boot CD
- Partition Logic (Created bootable CD)

I can boot to the CD, but once I get to the main screen, my keyboard and mouse do not work. I realized I need a PS/2 mouse or keyboard. I don't have either of these connections on my computer. How can I load USB mouse & keyboard drivers so I can get the tools on these CD's to work??

Or, does anyone know of a good partitioning program (FREEWARE) that will work with my USB mouse & keyboard. Thanks!!!

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Posted 01 August 2007 - 11:44 PM

Those need to be enabled in the BIOS.

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Posted 02 August 2007 - 08:31 AM

USB controller is enabled.
That's the only option I see in the system setup. No options for mouse or keyboard.

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Posted 02 August 2007 - 09:11 AM

Try Digital Dolly 1.0. Make sure you select to enable the USB and networking when it boots.
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Posted 03 August 2007 - 12:23 PM

Try Digital Dolly 1.0. Make sure you select to enable the USB and networking when it boots.


I've enabled all USB support & networking, but when I get to the main menu, my keyboard does not work. I cannot access any of the menus. The only thing I can do is turn off the comp.

It looks like I can't use these utilities for the following reasons:

GParted - Monitor does not support screen resolution
Ultimate Boot CD - menu is inopperable, cannot use keyboard or mouse
Digital Dolly - as stated above
Ranish Partition Manger - on floppy, works great, but does it support NTFS volumes??

Any suggestions? :flowers:

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Posted 04 August 2007 - 07:03 AM

I'd try some PS2 adapters for your keyboard and mouse. The PS2 ports seem much more reliable to me than the USB when working with low-level issues on computers.
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Posted 07 August 2007 - 02:19 PM

I'd try some PS2 adapters for your keyboard and mouse. The PS2 ports seem much more reliable to me than the USB when working with low-level issues on computers.


I have no PS/2 ports in the comp (they are all USB), so should I get a USB male to PS/2 female adaptor and then buy a second hand PS/2 mouse & keyboard? It probably won't cost me too much. :trumpet:

Surely DELL should have realized that by going all USB there could be issues with trying to use mouse & keyboard drivers when using DOS bootdisks or utilities that don't support USB.... :flowers:

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Posted 08 August 2007 - 07:04 AM

Nope, no need to buy all that stuff. The suggestion to use the PS2 stuff was to see if it worked there (which would then make the USB ports suspect).

Try the Dell support site with your service tag number to locate the motherboard/chipset drivers for your system. Update them to see if that fixes it.
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