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Losing mouse and keyboard during windows installation

By haku66 ·
Hi

After installing a new motherboard, my mouse and keyboard stop responding when windowsXP boots up. I've re-tried with a different USB mouse and keyboard and a PS/2 mouse and keyboard with no success.

I attempted to repair the windows installation using the repair facility on the windowsXP disc.

I have mouse and keyboard control up to the point where windows begins installing devices. I get prompted to install a driver file for the mobo. I used the CD that came with the mobo so i know that driver is good. After i select it i get another prompt saying that the certificate is not valid and may cause problems. I know the driver is good so i continue. Shortly after my mouse and keyboard stops responding.

I've re-tried this process with the original mobo, but my computer keeps rebooting as soon as windows boots up. If i try to repair the installation i get the same problem with the other mobo.

I've tried safe mode, booting up with last good known config and used a variety of PS/2 and USB mice and keyboards. Still getting the same result.

I believe the problem comes from the way windows questions the validity of the drivers i attempt to install. Because they aren't signed i think windows uses some signed generic drivers, that don't work with the mobo.

How would i force windows to accept the drivers and use them without prompting. Or, how would i remove this check?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

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Try a In place install by following the directions here

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Losing mouse and keyboard ...

http://tinyurl.com/g4bv8

You need the XP CD to do this and it should be either a retail or OEM Copy not a slipstreamed copy for a different Hardware configuration.

Once you have the default drivers installed you can then proceed to install the optimised drivers for your M'Board and any associated hardware.

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Still can't find a solution

by haku66 In reply to Try a In place install by ...

Thanks for your reply, Hal.

My XP CD is an OEM copy. I've also tried a slipstreamed copy as well but that didn't work.

Here is my specific problem:

When installing the devices i'm prompted to locate and select the idecoi.dll file. When i do i'm then told that the software i'm installing for the hardware: nVIDIA parallel ATA controller, has not passed windows logo compatability blah blah blah. Shortly after selecting yes or no, and before the i recieve the same message about the realtek audio driver, i lose mouse and keyboard.

I've tried a variety of drivers including the most up to date, wasted a number of CDs and still no joy.

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