Keyboard and Mouse Locked

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by Professor Curt, Aug 2, 2007.

  1. I am running Win XP Pro SP2 on a custom-built machine. Recently my PS2
    keyboard & mouse are locked when I get into Windows.
    It started when the keyboard/mouse would freeze when I tried to use the
    keyboard. I tried uninstalling the HP Driver and re-booting. Windows found
    new hardware and asked me to click to install, but now both the keyboard and
    mouse were locked. When I reboot into Windows, I have no way to input
    anything. I tried using another PS2 keyboard with the original mouse, and
    with a different mouse. Same results all around; the keyboard/mouse are
    still locked.
    Here's the kicker: If I intercept the system when I re-boot and go into the
    boot menu or set-up menu, the keyboard works fine. This tells me I lost the
    hardware definition and/or keyboard driver in Windows. Is there any way to
    recover the driver or definition via the C:/> Command line? Or do I have to
    spend the money for a USB keyboard/mouse? Other computers my house have a
    USB wireless keyboard/mouse, but I'm hesitant to try them. We had a bit of
    touble getting them set-up.
    Any suggestions would be very welcome.
    Professor Curt, Aug 2, 2007
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