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#1 yzernut_19

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Posted 13 March 2010 - 05:06 PM

I've had some big problems with my computer so I decided to do an XP repair install. In the process, I had all sorts of problems. Looking around online I found suggestions to disable anything that was unnecessary for the time being. I did that.... rebooted and on it went. NOW I realize that I disabled all the USB ports while I was at it- and both my keyboard and mouse are USB!! I can't finish the install because it's starting to ask me questions I have no way of answering. I can't boot from the CD or get back into BIOS with no keyboard. I don't have a PS/2 port either. Boy did I screw up!!


Can anybody help me???

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#2 cryptodan

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 01:46 PM

You will have to reset the CMOS, and for that check your documentation.

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 03:06 PM

if you don't have the original documentation that can with the computer can you tell us the specs. of your machine?
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Posted 15 March 2010 - 08:19 AM

Ok, I reset the CMOS, fixed my settings... and continued through the repair install. (Thank you!!!!)

Everything went fine this time, and I got all the way through to where it restarts itself. I removed the cd so it could boot from the hard drive. It went through the loading screen just fine, but when it reached the point where the desktop should have appeared it just stops. The screen is black with the cursor. I can move it, but can't get anything. There's no activity either- no lights, no sounds. I left it on overnight and it did nothing. Any ideas now? :thumbsup:

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 08:26 AM

I think you needed to keep the cd in longer but I'm not sure it's been a log time since I did a repair install
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Posted 15 March 2010 - 08:47 AM

I think you needed to keep the cd in longer but I'm not sure it's been a log time since I did a repair install


I think the install tells you to take out the floppy, not the cd. I agree, I think you leave the cd in longer. It is a little confusing for us who dont do this real often.

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 10:20 AM

Repair installs...are not necessarily effective remedies against all types of computer problems.

The fact that you chose that as a remedy...does not mean that you addressed the problem that rests with your system.

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