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Won't recognize USB

by Shepbob / May 16, 2009 12:35 AM PDT

I was given a custom built computer with XP Pro. It has no plugs for keyboard or mouse only 3 usb plugs in back and 2 in front. I have tried plugging in a USB keyboard and a USB Mouse in all but at boot in Cmos it says "No Keyboard detected" Then "No Mouse detected". It then proceeds to the windows sign on screen wanting a password. I know the password but unable to enter or by pass the screen because Keyboard and mouse are not recognized. Any ideas?

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Talk to the person who gave it to you.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 16, 2009 2:47 AM PDT
In reply to: Won't recognize USB

They must have had a working k and m to install so ask them what works.

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USB not recognized
by Shepbob / May 16, 2009 3:25 AM PDT

Bob I did your suggestion first.Unable to find the origional builder, that's why it was given to me. Would installing a PCI usb card work or do I need to get past the sign on screen first?

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Very few machines don't have PS2 connections.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 16, 2009 7:33 AM PDT
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Try some PS2 keyboard and in the bios set the USB Keyboard Support to enabled.

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USB dosen't work
by Shepbob / May 16, 2009 7:58 AM PDT

Bob! As I stated this machine was custom built without any PS/2 connectors. I can't very well plug in a ps/2 keyboard without a place to plug it in.

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Then it's junk.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 16, 2009 8:50 AM PDT
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Or has some Dell board (you have to reveal details like that.)

You might consider recycling parts into a new machine that works. Who's to say that all the USB ports are blown?

And no, an USB PCI card rarely works in this sort of blown board issue.

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USB won't work
by Shepbob / May 16, 2009 8:56 AM PDT
In reply to: Then it's junk.

Thanks Bob. I appreciate you expert opinion.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 16, 2009 9:22 AM PDT
In reply to: Won't recognize USB

1. Reset the CMOS with that jumper, etc.

2. Beg, borrow a DELL USB keyboard.


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