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Windows XP won't detect keyboard and mouse...

#1castrejon04Posted 9/10/2013 7:42:19 PM
I just fixed a friend's computer from a blue screen error and now I can log in to Windows XP, however none of the keyboards or mouses I have are detected. Do I need the original keyboard and mouse or is there something wrong with Windows XP? The motherboard doesn't even have a PS/2 port so I can't use those. What are some suggestions in fixing up this problem?
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#2NicodimusPosted 9/10/2013 7:47:08 PM
If the case has USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports, use the 2.0 ports. Other than that, not sure.
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#3castrejon04(Topic Creator)Posted 9/10/2013 7:48:18 PM
This is a really old computer, so it's probably not even usb 2.0.
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#4NicodimusPosted 9/10/2013 7:49:31 PM
I've heard that sometimes it can take as long as 15 minutes for them to work in weird circumstances like this. Let it sit and go make a sammich? :)
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#5NicodimusPosted 9/10/2013 7:50:58 PM
Also, if you happen to have the CD for the motherboard, that should have all the device drivers on it...can you start in Safe Mode or anything?
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#6Knight2520Posted 9/10/2013 7:52:11 PM
From: castrejon04 | #003
This is a really old computer, so it's probably not even usb 2.0.


USB 2.0 was released in 2000.
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#7castrejon04(Topic Creator)Posted 9/10/2013 8:01:02 PM
Unfortunately I don't have a CD for the motherboard. I guess I'll try that 15 min thing and plug two keyboards and 2 mouses and see what happens. I just hope that only needs the original keyboard and mouse to work on Windows XP since I did manage to fix the blue screen error.
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#8castrejon04(Topic Creator)Posted 9/10/2013 8:21:34 PM
It ends up detecting the mouse and keyboard, but it won't install the drivers automatically. The found a new hardware wizard pops up and I can't use that since no keyboard and mouse can use.
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#9Reaper_MinionPosted 9/10/2013 11:14:30 PM
On Windows XP, I've had mouses that refuse to work until I manually install their drivers.
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