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Can't use ps2 inputs

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#1 dirtyliar


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Posted 07 April 2005 - 02:17 AM

I'm trying to find out what happened to my old Gateway desktop while it was loaned out - and more importantly, how to fix it. My friend installed Service Pack 2, and that's the only thing she says she did, but I don't think it would account for my hardware problem, which is this; I've tried several keyboards and mice on the ps2 ports and none of them work - I know at least one of the keyboards is in working order, and two of the mice, but the computer doesn't seem to see them. The USB kb and mouse work fine. The only indication that there is anything wrong is a message about the boot.ini at startup - it says "booting from Windows". Any ideas?

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#2 rigel



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Posted 07 April 2005 - 11:17 AM

Make sure the computer didn't get set to run without a keyboard in CMOS. After that, the substitution you did - with a known good keyboard and mouse - helps rule that out. There are pico fuses that protect your motherboard in case of a short. She may have done something to short those ports. I will be honest with you though. I have NEVER seen both ports shorted on a motherboard (18 years).

My best guess would be to reset the cmos for the motherboard - try it. Then if that didn't work - last resort - Flash the bios.

Good luck


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