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USB mouse and keyboard not recognised on bootup

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#1 Oh-yes-it-can


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Posted 08 February 2009 - 03:02 PM

Dell Inspiron 530s running XP Pro :- (USB mouse and K/bd) - On bootup the keyboard works to allow access to bios and the mouse lights up. When XP loads to the welcome screen - Neither the K/Bd nor mouse work (No lights on mouse) This is the same in safe mode (which the K/bd allows to be selected)..
Checked in bios and USB is enabled - no other settings I can see for USB.. Tried alternate mouse and K/bd but same problem.
Any any ideas.
I did boot to a BART CD and both K/bd and mouse work. Seems as soon as booting into XP they fail..
Help please - got me beat...

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Posted 10 February 2009 - 04:18 PM

Have you tried a PS/2 mouse.
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#3 Oh-yes-it-can

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 03:57 AM

No PS2 connectors..
Have resolved by doing a windows repair install - all seems O.K. now.. Must have been a problem with O.S.

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