> Go to the hardware manager. To get there right click on My
> Computer>Properties>Hardware Tab>Device Manager. See if it > shows a confilict for your keyboard.
I did this a while back. I uninstalled the keyboard, it just got installed again. I then erased it and since then the problem was better, ie if the keybaord was connected there would be no problem (except that it didnt work), but the mosue would work fine until i pressed a button on the keyboard. earlier on before i erased the keyboard it being connected to the computer was enough to not let the mouse function.
i uninstalled the mouse later on as well, no effect. it stopped working then but a simple restart fixed that. so at the moment there are no conflicts in Device Manager. So in this case is running Driver Cleaner necessary? Repair install of XP? Im not familiar with that, can u advise? Will that erase any of the files on my computer?
>In your BIOS, set 'plug and play os' to NO. This way the BIOS >control the IRQ and other resource assignments rather than >Windows.
I think i tried this as well earlier on and it didnt make a difference. I'll take a look again and let u know. If you see this message before I respond can u tell me where exactly it is in BIOS if u know off the top of yoru head?
> Otherwise, try a USB keyboard. If this doesn't work, i'm would > have to say that your PS/2 ports might be toast. New Mobo.
> But before you go ahead replacing your mobo, reformat XP -
> the repair option most likly won't work...
I have 3 different keyboards, two of which are ps/2, one is USB. At some point I either went into BIOS and enabled USB or tried to and couldnt find it. Can you advise where exactly it may be and I'll doublecheck? It may have been smth else I was finding, and succeeded at doing the USB thing.
thanks for the help thus far guys. any input is appreciated.
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