I am running XP Pro on a PC and IE8.
Recently was doing a System Restore and I think possible there was a power blip at the same time. The system seemed to finish OK but found the Keyboard and Wan had stopped working. I tried to do another System Restore to a time I knew everything was OK but found that the System Restore page was completely blank.
After doing a few checks I tried a re-start. XP loaded but I noticed the boot-up time was much quicker (about 1 and a half mins instead of about 3 mins.) so I assume big chunks of program had failed to load. Still no Keyboard, WAN and a blank system restore page again.
Decided to do a 'Repair' (not Recovery Console) using my original XP CD. I plugged a PS/2 keyboard in before boot-up so as to avoid USB etc. Repair seemed to go OK but when it came to enter Product Key, keyboard still would not work.
So now I'm stuck, any help or advice would be much appreciated.