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keyboard and mouse not working with w2k

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by ginavg, Nov 29, 2001.

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  1. ginavg

    ginavg Thread Starter

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    Please help! I changed my keyboard from the generic ps2 to orteck (which is my brand of keyboard) I prompted windows to go out and check for an updated driver. It was not digitally signitured. I said go for it and when I rebooted I have keybord in dos but not in gui mode. I also lost my ps2 mouse. I am running window 2k and tried last known configuration. I have tried using a serial mouse, I have tried using a serial connection to the keyboard, I have tried using a usb mouse but cannot configure it in windows. Please does anyone know what to do. I have tried connecting to a hub but cannot get into the pc with my laptop because nothing is configured. Will Windows repair work? Is there a way to put different drivers into Dos?
    I am out of my mind!!

    P.S. I also do not have an erd.
     
  2. SavvyLady

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    I think all you have to do is go to system properties & find keyboards & delete anything thats there. ... reboot & let windows Plug & Play it in.

    I may be wrong but its worth a try

    Did you get a disk w/ it?


    Savvy :)
     
  3. ginavg

    ginavg Thread Starter

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    unfortunately I have no mouse or keyboard so I cannot do anything!
     
  4. SavvyLady

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    Are you on another computer?


    this is out of my reach as well. Someone else should be more able to help you .

    Sorry,

    Savvy :(
     
  5. Max19

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    In my experience, when this happens it means you have to reinstall Windows 2000.
     
  6. ginavg

    ginavg Thread Starter

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    Max does this mean formatting the drive or is there a way to just reinstall the os? It will clear current mouse settings? I can connect to a hub and use computer management to see my problem pc. Unfortunately w2k opens device manager in read only formatt!!

    UGGGHHHH!!!!


    gina
     
  7. Max19

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    I don't know what effect reinstalling Windows 2000 over the top has on a computer. I don't even know if it will work. I definitely don't know if it will fix your problem. Formatting and reinstalling will fix your problem.

    Maybe someone else here has some more info for you.
     
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