And now, the computer acts as if the mouse and keyboard are not plugged in.
No response. I tried unplugging them and replugging them and using a different keyboard. Nothing. Windows boots up and moving the mouse doesn't move the pointer and typing keys does nothing, but pressing the power button (and not holding it for 5 seconds) makes it shut down normally with its usual shutdown noise.
I connect a different (blank) hard drive into the computer with my windows installation disk as if I was going to install windows from scratch and it is clear the mouse and keyboard work as connected to the computer. But on the hard drive that my stuff is on, the capacity for the mouse and keyboard to work has apparently been destroyed.... and not by the virus, but by malwarebytes antimalware.
Edited by Orange Blossom, 15 January 2012 - 04:59 PM.
Moved to AII from XP. ~ OB