Haven't tried it yet, but the keyboard and mouse won't even work through safe mode, is there another way to get it reinstalled?
Edit: Actually, duh...I'm gonna try and find an external mouse/keyboard I can use to try the reinstall.
Update: Ok, the plot thickens. The external mouse works, but the USB keyboard won't. And I can verify both of these work because I took them from another techs machine for a little bit.
So I'm going to try and wipe out the password file so I can get logged in, then try to reinstall.
Update 2: Wiped the password for the user account. Got logged in and just an interesting note here if anyone else runs across this-->
Device Manager shows the USB Keyboard with error:
"Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19)"
Real quickly I removed both the Keyboard and Mouse from Device manager (uninstall) and ran a 'Scan for new hardware' it detected them but still didn't work.
Still working on the total reinstall.
Edited by fluxx23, 13 April 2009 - 02:57 PM.