so i've upgraded several components in my computer, and upon reboot - XP wants to re-activate due to the amount of changes (which is fine - it's a legal copy)
the problem is that when XP starts up, i lose all keyboard/mouse functionality! i can't click "YES" to re-activate, or even press "Y" to complete the deal...
i've tried USB, PS/2 versions and they all work in the BIOS - but when XP starts - i lose input
what to do?