View Full Version : WinXP USB mouse and keyboard probs.

20th February 2002, 12:25 PM
Mate of mine has installed XP on his machine. Not sure if it is the home or Pro version if it makes a difference. His mouse and keyboard worked when he installed it, but the next day booted his machine up and both were dead. He has tried un-plugging and plugging them back in but it makes no difference.

What you reckon? Software or hardware or bios problem?


20th February 2002, 04:33 PM
I'd put my money on it being a windows related prob.
Try his keyboard and mouse on an another computer to see if they work. Also, does the keyboard work at all (can you get to bios)? If it doesn't then it might as well be that his motherboard went byebye..

21st February 2002, 02:06 AM
Hi lolboy,

Silly question but, has the USB been disabled in BIOS?
I've seen that happen more than once.

Take care.........

21st February 2002, 09:52 AM
I assume so cos it was working one day but I'll get him to check just to make sure.


22nd February 2002, 02:33 PM
He's re-installed ME and everything works fine, must be an XP problem.


23rd February 2002, 08:31 PM
thats interesting coz a mate of mine had the exact same prob with his USB mouse on Win XP Pro. What make are your friends k/b and mouse ?

25th February 2002, 01:47 PM
HP - and not the sauce!