numerous other features you can disable also
re recent install , there are 100s of updates to get though to todays date
maybe bios is not up to date with the sp update-often happens with touch pads
often can fix it by going to mouse control/touch pad and resetting everything ie tick and untick to "remind" windows it has to use your driver
My cursor is behaving erratically.
There are two possible solutions to...
try removing ram but 1
do a ram test
do a clean start up start type msconfig enter start up remove all or tick load basic drivers only
start type sfc /scannow and leave it to check
check processor is snug cables all ok to it and motherboard
kick it ( only joking!)
initially just try plugging in and force a re start , it should fire up as the driver for key board is "in" the operating system as a default driver
is this a new problem?
your bios may be out of date , i have a asrock which had similiar issue but a bios update and a usb speed up programme from asrock did the trick
unplug then re plug it in then re start basic driver is in xp
if keyboard not found then issue is elsewhere although dells used to be a pain for doing this and you needed two keyboards one usb and the other the older round pin ps/2
http://www.windowsstartup.com/isw2.exe should only be anti spy , zalarm etc
services start run type services.msc enter
then http://www.blackviper.com/2008/05/19/black-vipers-windows-xp-x86-32-bit-service-pack-3-service-configurations/ safe mode only please...