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Win "ME" Keyboard/Mouse problem

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Cocopepsi, Apr 9, 2008.

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  1. Cocopepsi

    Cocopepsi Thread Starter

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    I have acquired an older Gateway with an O/S of "ME". It opens fine, but I can not get a keyboard or mouse to work. The computer asks for the disk or for me to answer questions, that I can not, due to the lackn of an operational mouse or keyboard (very frustrating)! How do you get the computer to accept a mouse or keyboard?
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    CocoPepsi:)
     
  2. AlvinPCA

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    Have you tried going to safe mode and see if it will finish installing the keyboard and mouse? Are these USB or PS/2?
     
  3. flavallee

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    Windows ME comes with built-in drivers for a keyboard and mouse, and they should be operational after the computer starts and loads the desktop.

    Are the keyboard and mouse plugged into the round PS/2 ports or into the rectangular USB ports? Have you confirmed the ports work? Have you tried another keyboard and mouse?

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