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Keyboard / Mouse Won't Work


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#1 Colin777

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Posted 24 June 2007 - 12:42 PM

I've recently upgraded to a new PC and was going to give my Win98 PC to a friend. However while trying to clear all the old files out of my documents and uninstalling programs I've managed to totally stop the keyboard from working. (Maybe the mouse as well).

The last thing I did was trying to insert a 2Gig memory stick onto the USB port. The PC locked up, on reboot it went into scan disk. It was then I noticed the keyboard would not work.

I've tried re-booting with the keyboard un-plugged / used another keyboard but still no good.

i don't know where to start as everything is operated around the keyboard / mouse.

Many thanks in advance for any advice offered.

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Posted 24 June 2007 - 03:37 PM

Is the keyboard and mouse USB?
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#3 Colin777

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Posted 25 June 2007 - 12:17 PM

Hello Mark,

No the keyboard & mouse are standard PS/2 connections.

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Posted 28 June 2007 - 09:08 AM

Did it happen exactly after you insirted the 2 GB stick. Do you have the usb 2.0 drivers installed? Why don't you just reinstall it?

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Posted 28 June 2007 - 10:53 AM

Does the keyboard and mouse work in safe mode?
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#6 Colin777

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Posted 01 July 2007 - 04:21 PM

Hello
Yes it seemed to lock up some time after trying to use the USB stick.
The keyboard and mouse are totally DEAD so i'm not sure how I would access the safe mode?

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Posted 02 July 2007 - 09:59 AM

The keyboard and mouse are totally DEAD so i'm not sure how I would access the safe mode?


I've had PS/2 keyboard plugs go dead - I used a USB keyboard plug from that point on. Sometimes, the PS/2 plug would mysteriously return to its normal function. You should be able to plug in USB keyboard and mouse, unless the USB hardware was somehow damaged as well.

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Posted 02 July 2007 - 11:58 AM

OK thanks.
I'll try a USB keyboard, might be a while before I can locate one / buy an adapter.

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