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USB devices not working

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#1 Enstage


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Posted 28 June 2015 - 03:09 AM


I've been working at this for about 3 hours trying to fix this issue.

I booted up my PC today, and when I got to the Windows 8 login screen all my USB devices were not function. Lights off and everything.

I can use my keyboard and mouse in the BIOS, but as soon as I see the Windows 8 booting screen everything goes dark.

You need to understand that I have 0 control over windows right now, so changing things in the windows settings is not an option. I have tried the following:

- Cleaning the inside of my computer
- Changing everything in the BIOS to their default settings
- Only having one device plugged in
- Only using USB 2.0 ports
- Changing power cables
- Booting from my Windows 8 installation drive
- Booting in safe mode (I had to use the command line from my Windows 8 install disc, my computer now always boots in safe mode, no matter what drive I use)
- Using different devices
- Repairing my PC

The only thing I haven't tried is reinstalling Windows, so I'm posting here in a last attempt to prevent the reinstall. That and using a PS2 keyboard/mouse.

I have an Asus Z87M-Plus motherboard.

I would REALLY appreciate some help!

Edited by Enstage, 28 June 2015 - 03:11 AM.

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#2 InadequateInfirmity


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Posted 28 June 2015 - 05:18 AM

Have you tried system restore from the recovery console?




had to use the command line from my Windows 8 install disc



Here is the command for system restore



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