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Odd mouse +keyboard problem

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by FijiJohn, Aug 9, 2006.

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  1. FijiJohn

    FijiJohn Thread Starter

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    Suddenly, a computer that was working fine (just after complete clean re-install) will not work with a standard PS2 KB & mouse plugged in. I can use a PS2 KB with a USB mouse but plugging in a PS2 mouse results in a glacially slow (15-20) minute POST and boot. The KB worka (sort of) but only accepts ONE key press every 5-15 minutes. The PS2 mouse stays frozen at all times. This happened suddenly from one boot to the next and there is nothing obvious in BIOS. (I tried clearing CMOS and resetting it but it made no difference.) The KB & mouse work fine on other boxes and substitute KBs and mice have same problem on this box. Suggestions?
     
  2. Sherry22160

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    Go to Control Panel/Adminitrative Tools/Computer Managment/Device Manager

    Go to View/Show Hidden Devices

    Remove the Drvers for your KeyBoard and Mouse

    Reboot and Windows should rebuild the Drivers on Boot Up

    Just a thought
     
  3. Rich-M

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    Tell us about "a complete reinstall"? Does this mean reformat and clean fresh new XP install or forbidden overinstall of XP? Is this XP at all?
     
  4. FijiJohn

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    Yes, this is XP Pro and the drive was reformatted (using the XP CD), then the OS installed, followed by Office, Adobe Reader, and AVG. That's all. (What did you mean by "forbidden overinstall of XP"?) After that I rebooted and was going to install a couple more apps but suddenly the computer was way slow in posting and booting - with a frozen mouse and seemingly frozen keyboard. I rebooted and tried to get into BIOS, discovering that the KB was sort of working but the computer took several minutes to respond to each key press. Removing the PS2 mouse (after turning off computer) and using a USB mouse seems to fix things (although the boot still seems unusally slow - about 3 minutes - for an AMD 1800 with 256 MB DIMM).
    FWLIW, the re-install was required because the owner tried to play a locally-produced CD with a homegrown "copy protection" scheme that ues an autorun app to delete al lthe files on the drive. All that was left were the protected folders and a few system files that were in use when the app ran.
     
  5. Rich-M

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    XP cannot be overinstalled but many try and really screw up their systems.
    Well it seems to me this could be a dying hard drive and there are utilities you can download from each hdd mfgr. Then there is psu weakening and that one is hard without trying another power supply. And finally motherboard...well if you look at the bopard do you see any bulging cpacitors or maybe any oozing any fluid?
    I hope this isn't an Ecs or Pc Chips or equal motherboard in which case it is probably the board.
     
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