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Old 12-16-2006, 11:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default USB Trouble

OS: Windows Media Centre Edition 2005

This morning my computer stopped working when I arrived at the XP login screen. The USB devices (mouse, keyboard etc.) stop working at that point (lights off and everything) (note my computer has no PS/2 connections). It comes up with an error message stating

winlogin.exe: shell32.dll not found, please reinstall application.

Or something to that effect. I used the recovery console to fix shell32.dll and now I don't get an error message when the windows login screen appears on startup.

However, as soon as my computer gets to the windows login screen on startup now all the lights on my keyboard and mouse (usb) turn off, meaning i cannot login to my user account.

Anyway I can fix this without having to repair my whole windows installation?

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Old 12-16-2006, 02:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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use non usb keyboard and the tab switch until you log in then let xp lod your usb drivers again
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Default Re: USB Trouble

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(note my computer has no PS/2 connections)
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Old 12-16-2006, 05:49 PM   #5 (permalink)
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any ideas anyone?
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