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Old 05-07-2012, 07:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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One day my computer was working fine, the next my keyboard and mouse don't work. They do, however, work in BIOS. I tried playing with USB settings in BIOS and it didn't affect anything. I also tried restoring to defaults: no effect. There's only one thing I can think of that *may* have had something to do with all of this. A day or two prior to the issue I attempted to make my PS3 controller work with the computer by installing a program called MotioninJoy and when that didn't work, DS3 Tool. The night before the problem I uninstalled some programs associated with my PS3 effort, and the computer continued to function normally through the night.

The next morning I fired up the computer and the mouse/keyboard were not responsive. In addition, the computer seems to be unable to connect to the wired network I have set up. Any ideas or suggestions that might help me solve this?

EDIT: Running the PC in safe mode, the same problem exists

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-Windows 7 64 bit
  • [*=left]1 x ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
    [*=left]1 x ASUS ENGTX570 DCII/2DIS/1280MD5 GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
    [*=left]1 x COUGAR A-Series A760 (CGR B3-760) 760W ATX12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Ultra Quiet Power Supply
    [*=left]1 x Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I72600K
    [*=left]1 x Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
    [*=left]1 x Crucial Ballistix 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model BLE2KIT4G3D186HCE1TX0
    [*=left]1 x Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
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Default Re: USB and Ethernet connections stopped working overnight

Check the device manager to see if there's a problem with your drivers.
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How can I do that? I have no control over the computer since the mouse and keyboard don't work.
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Does your mouse/keyboard work in Safe Mode?
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Does your mouse/keyboard work in Safe Mode?
No, it does not. Same issue.
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Do you have any other USB devices connected? Have you tried a PS/2 keyboard?
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If you have PS/2 connectors on your board, borrow PS/2 mouse/keyboard and use those. Don't really need drivers for those.
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Do you have any other USB devices connected? Have you tried a PS/2 keyboard?
Other USB devices: none, currently only mouse and keyboard. I haven't tried PS/2 but it seems to be a common solution so I will try and find a cheap one, as the PC does have the port.

Edit: in the event that I find this keyboard and it works, is it even possible to navigate without the mouse? What will my goal be with the working keyboard?
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You can navigate with just the keyboard. But it's tricky. I'm sure you can find a ps/2 mouse, too. If your board has x2 PS/2 ports.

In the event that the PS/2 keyboard does work, I would look in reinstalling the chipset drivers from the board's manufacturer.
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Yeah you have to be careful with motion joy, as it tends to install alot of virtual USB drivers for game controllers. but if used properly, its not a bad program.

if you get a ps2 mouse, an alternative to reinstalling the chipset drivers would be to log safemode and perform a system restore to a point where you had motionjoy/usb driver functionality
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