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my keyboard and mouse sometimes respond and sometimes dont.

by itsadminpande / May 4, 2012 2:08 AM PDT

i am having a peculiar problem. when i boot my system and get into windows my ps2 mouse doesn't work but keyboard works but slow response. i thought i will format the system and reinstall my OS but when i try to get in to bios to select the boot device by pressing Del key it enters the bios but then the keyboard stops responding or can say responds only some times but very slow. its like keyboard and mouse ports got froze. i don't get any error or beep on system boot time.i am not able to analyze what is the problem please help. i tried out the following things i removed all the power connections from my system and reinstalled it.checked for dust particles in the port which might have giving me these problems, but nothing works.

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Did you try the usual cleaning (see link)
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 4, 2012 2:11 AM PDT
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KYBD etc.
by pgc3 / May 4, 2012 2:13 AM PDT

What OS, what hardware? Need some more info.

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my keyboard and mouse sometimes respond and sometimes dont.
by itsadminpande / May 4, 2012 9:06 PM PDT
In reply to: KYBD etc.

thanks for the response
my system specification is
Amd X2,
1 GB Ram
320 HDD.
Optical PS2 Mouse
PS2 Keyboard.

i am using this system is my cyber cafe and also i have tried cleaning the pc.

thanks for the help.

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Mouse keyboard etc.
by pgc3 / May 5, 2012 1:31 AM PDT

You STILL didn't mention your operating system, I am assuming it is an older system (since your hook ups are ps-2) and likely running perhaps Win Xp. If it has the capability have you tried using USB KYBD/MOUSE? This issue could also be created by a malware infection(s) there are several possibilities especially since it sounds as if you may be using this unit on a public network.

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by Bob__B / May 5, 2012 9:45 AM PDT

Since this keyboard does not work with the bios I would think you have a hardware problem.

Have you tried another keyboard?

Just for yuks.
Disconnect the mouse.....speakers...usb devices......so that all you have left is the keyboard and monitor.
I'm assuming this is a desktop.
Any difference when using the bios with the keyboard?

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