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No mouse, no KB, no control

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Don Phillipson, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. Don Phillipson

    Don Phillipson Flightless Bird

    Sundry upgrades (on ancient Compaq Presario 7000,
    viz. new DVD drive and USB.v.2 card and 2nd HDD)
    included an extra 256 Mb RAM, which WinXP (SP3)
    misliked and said so, leaving me with no keyboard or
    mouse function. So I powered off and removed the
    extra RAM and restarted -- but I still have no KB or
    mouse control. What could I try next ?
    --
    Don Phillipson
    Carlsbad Springs
    (Ottawa, Canada)
     
  2. Greg Russell

    Greg Russell Flightless Bird

    In news:%23aXR$H5nKHA.1552@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl,
    Don Phillipson <e925@SPAMBLOCK.ncf.ca> typed:

    > Sundry upgrades (on ancient Compaq Presario 7000,
    > viz. new DVD drive and USB.v.2 card and 2nd HDD)
    > included an extra 256 Mb RAM, which WinXP (SP3)
    > misliked and said so, leaving me with no keyboard or
    > mouse function. So I powered off and removed the
    > extra RAM and restarted -- but I still have no KB or
    > mouse control. What could I try next ?


    Are you certain that the correct RAM was removed?

    Next you might want to try pulling the cables off the new DVD drive before a
    power-up, and then examine the BIOS settings before the boot sequence starts
    to see if anything appears unusual.
     
  3. bobster

    bobster Flightless Bird

    Are the mouse and KB PS2 or USB2 connected? I had to buy a PS2 to USB cable
    to use my old units on my new computer.
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    "Don Phillipson" <e925@SPAMBLOCK.ncf.ca> wrote in message
    news:%23aXR$H5nKHA.1552@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    Sundry upgrades (on ancient Compaq Presario 7000,
    viz. new DVD drive and USB.v.2 card and 2nd HDD)
    included an extra 256 Mb RAM, which WinXP (SP3)
    misliked and said so, leaving me with no keyboard or
    mouse function. So I powered off and removed the
    extra RAM and restarted -- but I still have no KB or
    mouse control. What could I try next ?
    --
    Don Phillipson
    Carlsbad Springs
    (Ottawa, Canada)
     
  4. Don Phillipson

    Don Phillipson Flightless Bird

    "Don Phillipson" <e925@SPAMBLOCK.ncf.ca> wrote in message
    news:%23aXR$H5nKHA.1552@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...

    > Sundry upgrades (on ancient Compaq Presario 7000,
    > viz. new DVD drive and USB.v.2 card and 2nd HDD)
    > included an extra 256 Mb RAM, which WinXP (SP3)
    > misliked and said so, leaving me with no keyboard or
    > mouse function. So I powered off and removed the
    > extra RAM and restarted -- but I still have no KB or
    > mouse control. What could I try next ?


    This was an accidental coincidence -- flaky backup
    Dell keyboard (pending thorough cleaning of preferred
    Logitech kb). Mind you, it helps to plug kb and mouse
    into the correct sockets.

    FYI implementing SP3 so completely wrecked my wireless
    network that the simplest cure was System Restore to Monday
    i.e. SP2 (customized over the previous 18 months, hence
    preferred.)

    There was a nice bonus: Monday's date was before I installed
    the new USB card drivers. When System was Restored to Monday three
    or four queries appeared in Device Manager, but when I selected
    the first one there was a sound like popping cork, and it reinstalled
    its own drivers unasked, and so did all the others, with the pop
    sound each time.

    --
    Don Phillipson
    Carlsbad Springs
    (Ottawa, Canada)
     

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