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Windows XP, Mouse And Keyboard won't work on login screen.

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#1 novice121212


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Posted 29 December 2016 - 01:01 PM


I have been wanting to copy my files from my old PC to my new one. However whenever I start up my old machine, the mouse and keyboard (USB) do not work on the login screen. Trying the mouse in the BIOS works perfectly fine and with a Packard Bell recovery (not functional) still works. But right when I get to the login screen it stops working. I have booting into safe mode but it still doesn't work. I would be very great full if someone could help me with this. Thanks.

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#2 JohnC_21


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Posted 29 December 2016 - 02:50 PM

It's possible to copy the files using a linux based disk which should have no problem detecting your USB ports.


Download Parted Magic. Burn the iso to a CD by right clicking and selecting Burn Disk Image. Follow this guide on copying files from the HDD to a USB flash or external drive.

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 08:08 AM

Thanks for the reply, I will try as soon as I can. :)

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