Posted 07 September 2010 - 08:14 PM
My system all of a sudden developed this issue, initially I was getting BSOD message relating to VGA drivers, the keyboard and mouse would cease and then a BSOD would show up when it booted into windows even booting with Linux could not give control of mouse and keyboard until I found out that taking out the ethernet cable made the mouse and keyboard available.
Following advise, I cleaned the PC by dusting the insides of the PC and blowing out dust around the processor fan and in the cpu. This cured the VGA problem and improved the the mouse and keyboard problem. However, the mouse behaves erratically when I connect the ethernet cable, I disconnected the adsl cable from the router to see if the issue had something to do with connecting to the internet but the mouse still behaved erratically even though the internet was down.
I also get BSOD when I plug in any usb device, the mouse and keyboard ceases and 1 minute later while XP is loading the driver the the PC would crash. The messages I get differ each time and I haven't found anything that has helped so far.
I have run various anti-virus and rootkit detection programs checks but nothing major has been found.
The PC is a 3GHz P4 runs XP SP3 with 2Gb of Ram.
I would appreciate suggestions that will resolve this issue.