Things I've tried/noticed:
1. Used all usb ports
2. USB Legacy Support is enabled
3. bios recognized keyboard and mouse
4. Keyboard and mouse and the usb ports on the pc works fine
1tb ssd was used in a dell inspiron 15r running win 7
pc tower specs:
CPU: Core i5-4460 @ 3.20GHz
Mobo: MSI H81M - P33
RAM: 2x 2GB PC3-8500 DDR3 1066MHz
GPU: 650Ti BOOST 2GB DDR5
PSU: APS - 450CCP 450W (Stock)
My guess is that the ssd was running on a laptop using the keyboard that was attached to the motherboard (of the laptop), and the config carried over to the new pc tower after it was attached?
Thanks for your help!