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no keyboard or mouse in XP all of a sudden!


graysky
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I booted into XP today and neither my mouse nor my keyboard respond! I'm just stuck on the welcome screen. I googled this and found many threads about it - none of which have been resolved without doing a total reinstall. The keyboard works just fine in dos mode (booting to c:\ which is fat32) and it works in the BIOS. Both the keyboard and mouse are USB, but I removed them and tried a PS/2 keyboard and mouse. Again, neither of them work, just stuck again at the welcome screen. Booting into safe mode doesn't help; no keyboard or mouse there too except running in 640x480 :)

I would like to avoid a complete reinstall. Advice is appreciated!

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Bad Boot Sector. Try recovery console and CHKDSK + FIXMBR commands. It may fix the problem but not for sure.

If fixed, you are lucky - else nothing but to go for a full re-install.

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Signed: Thursday, November 12, 2009, 1:08:57 AM IST

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Bad Boot Sector. Try recovery console and CHKDSK + FIXMBR commands. It may fix the problem but not for sure.

...bad boot sector? I can boot just fine, no errors, just no keyboard/mouse when windows loads. I don't think it's related to the BS.

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