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XP and Hardware Changes

By henry.a.penaranda ·
Just swapped motherboards and everything seems to boot up fine, but I lose keyboard and mouse. I am running XP.

I also dual boot to Windows ME, and I do have a keyboard and mouse. What is up with XP?? Is this the issue it has with change of hardware?? Is it three hardware changes and you're out??
What can I do??

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XP and Hardware Changes

by TheChas In reply to XP and Hardware Changes

First, when swapping drives to different motherboards, it is 'best practice' to first remove any hardware that will not be identical from device manager.

Second, while the Knowledge Base Article has disappeared, Microsoft recommends performing a backup, clean install, then a system restore when moving W2K or XP to new hardware.

What I think you have, is a driver conflict from the old motherboard to the new.
Your best option, is to boot from the XP CD, and run the recovery console.

DO NOT re-install XP. When XP re-installs onto the same drive and folder, you loose ALL updates and user settings.

If you have ALL your files backed up, and are able to re-install all application software, then you might want to wipe out the XP partition, and start over.

If this was a product activation event, you would have seen a notice to that effect when you booted up XP.

Chas

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