You are very welcome and you can download the Windows Installer from Microsoft at this link.....http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=en
Why is it you are trying to get into safe mode?
I am using a wireless keyboard and have no trouble getting into safe mode. You do have to hit the F8 key at the right time though, so keep tapping it until you see the Windows is loading screen just to make sure that it won't work.
As to the mouse problems, it could just be that the mouse is failing and you need another one. Before buying one, I would borrow one to find out, or just buy a cheap one until you know for sure that is the problem
Unless you do not have the Windows XP disk or disks for the programs that you want to use, formatting the hard drive and starting over with a fresh install of Windows is not really that extreme and is sometimes the best and simplest route to take. I am not suggesting that you are at the point of doing that, but just know that if it does come down to that, it is often the best route to take, especially when you have many seemingly unrelated problems and it can drastically improve the performance of your computer.
What brand is your computer?
One thing you might want to try with your mouse, now that you know about the triangular controller for it, is to look on that conroller for a button to push (they can sometimes be hard to see) and push it, that should start the lights on it to start blinking, then turn your mouse over and look for a small button on it and push it while the lights on the controller are flashing. That will reconnect your mouse and might help.
This is a little confusing talking to you in two different threads and since this thread is for clearing infections and I am not helping you with that, I think you and I should confine our conversations to the thread you have going in the XP forum.
Edited by Stang777, 19 May 2009 - 06:46 AM.