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Mouse & Keyboard not working sometimes

by smash / September 18, 2005 2:50 AM PDT

Hi, I use regular mouse & keyboard (not UBS) and they work perfectly, but about 1/5 restarts Windows XP boots perfectly, but mouse and keyboard don't work.. Mouse is frozen and keyboard doesn't work either [even NumLock light won't light up when you press the button]..

Any ideas?

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Usually a hardware issue.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 18, 2005 3:57 AM PDT

Since it's both, my suspect is the power supply or motherboard. If it's new, make it a warranty issue.

There are KEYBOARD LOGGERS that also can be suspect, but you can download a trial of EWIDO from to rule out that.


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by Themisive / September 24, 2005 6:43 AM PDT

check the cable connections to the computer aren't loose, that can cause the problem. How old is the keyboard and mouse, and when were the drivers last updated? All these can cause the problems you are experiencing.

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