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USB and/or keyboard and mouse ports dont work

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Bigtan, Apr 19, 2009.

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  1. Bigtan

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    For some reason on my gateway desktop, when I turn it on the USB mouse, keyboard, and soundcard do not work. But, when I start the computer, windows starts perfectly fine and opens into the log on screen. The desktop is running on windows XP, and I cant reformat the OS because I would need my keyboard for that.
     
  2. Jbumpus

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    When you reformat the computer the BIOS will handle allowing the computer to talk with the keyboard rather than the Windows OS so you should be able to reformat if you wanted to. Do you have several pieces of hardware plugged into your computer ie usb drives, extra video cards, game controllers etc? If there are a lot of things connected to the machine you could have a hardware address or IRQ conflict that is causing the issue. It goes away when you reboot with the keyboard plugged in becasue HID equipment is looked for before anything else during start up.
     
  3. Bigtan

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    i cant reformat cause i have to press f11 to boot from disc
     
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    Does you BIOS support USB emulation? If it does, is it enabled?
     
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