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WinXP - Keyboard input locks up all input devices at login GUI

Q: WinXP - Keyboard input locks up all input devices at login GUI

I have a Dell D610 laptop w/ XP Pro SP2... or had.

I have a corrupted registry entry hosing the keyboard input. The mouse works fine up until the point when I kit the first key on the keyboard when under the Graphical Windows interface. After I hit any key, the mouse freezes as well. This happens if I use the laptop keyboard or an external keyboard connected to a PS2 jack.

I have performed hours of troubleshooting and it is not the keyboard hardware. Keyboard input works during all non-graphical UI (BIOS, Recovery Console, etc.). I even removed the drive and plugged it in to another computer. I made a copy of the WINNT\system32\config files (sam, default, security, system, software) and replaced them w/ a copy of these files from WINNT\repair. The computer boots to Graphical Windows and I am able to type in this session just fine.

How can I "erase" the keyboard driver corruption in the registry (or perhaps a corrupted driver file or set of files)? The problem is that I can't boot the system to a point where I can edit the "corrupted" keyboard entries. I can't use the Recovery Console because I don't have the Administrator password. So I tried to install SP3 from a bootable CD. The minute it asks me to type in the Product Key (a graphical dialog box), input is frozen a the first keystroke (even a key like Caps Lock). Can I actually edit the registry that resides on the boot drive while it is connected to another computer? Any other suggestions?

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Preferred Solution: WinXP - Keyboard input locks up all input devices at login GUI

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)


Hi Guys,

I'm a new member to the forum, but need you guy's help desperately!

My PC basically consists of the following:

MoBo: ASUS P5N32-SLI Premium (nVidia Chipset)
CPU: Intel Pentium-D 3.4 GHz
GPU: MSI nVidia GeForce NX7950GT
RAM: 4x1GB
HDD: 2 x 320 SATA-2, 1x160 IDE, 1 x 400 IDE (all sizes GB)
OS: WinXP Pro

Over the weekend, I made the absolute idiotic mistake of not paying particular attention when uninstalling by GPU's drivers (I wanted to install newer ones) and when Windows prompted me if I wanted to uninstall ALL nVidia drivers (including the chipset drivers), I clicked "YES" (without remembering at the time, that my chipset was also nVidia).

So, when my PC re-booted, it started to detect new hardware and came up with prompts wanting me to make certain selections (the usual New Hardware Wizard-sort-of-stuff). Only problem is, neither my keyboard nor mouse is responding to ANY input. Windows is sitting there waiting for me to make a selection in order to proceed and I am absolutely powerless to make any selections.

My normal keyboard/mouse setup is a Logitech Cordless Desktop setup (Bluetooth), but I also tried my previous Microsoft PS/2 keyboard, my previous USB mouse, even an older PS/2 mouse and a COM port Mouse. Nothing, nada!

(The PS/2 Keyboard works when I boot using a WinXP installation CD and select Recovery Console. I can type normally at the command prompt).

I will absolutely break into tears if I need to re-... Read more

A:No Input Devices In Winxp Pro

Post deleted, because when I re-read your post, I realize I missed something in it and my suggestion was worthless.

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I am unable to login to windows.

My keyboard wont type anything other than control, shift, space, i and p.

I jave tried to boot in safe mode, I have also tried to ise the on acreen keyboard but the same problem occurs.

I would like to avoid a full reinstall as I have files that are not in recoverable areas.


A:Keyboard won't input so can't login

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I have a three year old inspron desktop running updated windows 8  Suddenly NONE of the input devices are working.  I've tried several different wireless mice, and I've tried both a wired and wireless keyboard.  NOTHING.  I've tried unhooking all, rebooting, then hooking them back up... still nothing.  Tried rebooting with them installed.  Tried switching USB ports.  ARRRGGGHHH.  Since I have no keyboard I can't do safe start (don't even know if that works with windows8 ).
I do have a "repair disk" that I created when the compter was new.... tried rebooting with it in the drive.... didn't do anything other than restart the computer with the same non-functioning input devices.  
I hear my external harddrive working... so it must be doing something... so I guess its not all USB devices that are down.
I did install new logitech software last week, but it worked fine for several days, just quit working when it woke from sleep.  I'd love to uninstall it, or do a system restore, but I can't do that since the mouse is not working.  
Any suggestions/help would be greatly appreciated.

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I'm running Windows XP on a Packard Bell and when I turn my computer on, it goes to the login screen but the keyboard does not light up nor send input to the computer screen, same with the mouse - how can I fix this problem?
- I have checked the chords to make sure they are secure…
(Sorry if I am in the wrong form for this type of question, I am very new at this...first post...my apologizes) – Marlee

A:there is no input from keyboard nor mouse when my comp. turns to the login screen

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I am experiencing lockups of my windows configuration, even when reinstalling my windows 7 from scratch.

However, when my pc locks, it seems that only the mouse and keyboard freezes, because i see that background tasks are still working:
- Drive leds are still flashing
- When i was running a backup tasks, i saw the backup device leds also flashing.

How can i detect what is the culprit to resolve this issue?

I get no BSOD.

best regards,

A:My windows 7 locks-up randomly, but only USER INPUT!

What type of keyboard and mouse are you using? Are they PS2 or USB? You might want tro try PS/2 mouse&Keyboard to see if they works on yours

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hey, my laptop overheated and crashed after playing Portal 2 for a bit to long, it happens occasionally and isn't really a big deal but now I can only boot into safe mode with networking, If i try to boot normally it all goes fine until I give any input, press any key, move the mouse at all, the entire thing locks up and won't unfreeze, I have ran a full virus scan with avast and found nothing.

any ideas? I really don't want to have to reformat....

A:[SOLVED] Win7 locks up if any input given after booting up

note: I know its not frozen because the ?carrot? is flashing in the enter password box on steam, if I press any key or move the mouse the entire thing freezes and it stops flashing.

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Really having some wonk issues with these last two Lenovo products I've bought. It's nuts. Latest weird thing that's happening seems to be some sort of unintended input. Occasionally, I've had the focus repeatedly stolen from an input field I was typing in. I have to click on the field several times, only to have it taken away again, like the mouse is clicking elsewhere. (I've been having issues with clicking things accidentally firing double-clicks--maybe my mouse buttons are faulty? Both the X1E I returned and this X1C have done that.) The other strange thing that's happening is that in iTunes, if I pause my music, it will resume itself 5 seconds later, like the play button some keyboards have was pressed. But this keyboard doesn't even have that, as far as I can tell. It feels like my computer is inventing input. It's maddening.  Any clues? My opinion of Lenovo products has sharply dropped these last couple months.

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Recently our XPS 18 tablet will not recognize the bluetooth keyboard/mouse, USB keyboard/mouse, or onscreen versions either. It will not read a USB attached DVD reader with system restore disk. Even booting to diagnostics will not accept input from any device.

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Sorry for the silly question, but I am really lost with Windows 8. Did a quick search, but nothing came up (Keyword will only result in how to set input in Win8, not the problem presented here).
Here is the issue.

The short version of the question is how do I move the #@#[email protected]%$#^%$ (display gibberish somehow, boxed in red below) input method above Microsoft Pinyin, while keeping English as my default Display language and Input language.
Longer version here:
I use English and Chinese input, but the default MS Chinese input is "inconvenient", so I installed another input software for Chinese input (the gibberish above, or lets call it method ABCD).
The order I want is English as my default Input method and display, while ABCD as my default Chinese input (when I hit Alt + Shift, should switch from English to ABCD). However, since I can't get ABCD above MS-PinYing, when I Alt+Shift it auto switch to MS-Pinyin, not ABCD (Manually switch from MS to ABCD gets annoying).
In WinXp/Win7 I only need to manually switch to ABCD once, and the system remembers it, but Win8 for some reason automotcally load the language list on every start up =/
Also in WinXp/Win7, I can delete MS-PinYin while keeping ABCD (so I only have English and ABCD), but Win8 doesn't allow me to do that as I must have MS-input or the second line (highlight in green) in language perference doesn't even appear.  
There are some additional points/details.
1 - I must set Chinese as "Language for non-... Read more

A:Language input order issue? (Set Non-MS input as secondary default)

Hello, and welcome to Bleeping Computer.
I can't help you with your specific problem but you may want to look here. Hope it helps.
Under Chinese Input Methods it says to use the Windows key and space bar to easily switch between language inputs.

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  While trying to adjust the resolution I apparently picked a level that Windows hp doesn't like. My monitor now has a box which says input not supported floating around on it and no matter what I try (esc, control-alt-delete, restarting) I can't access my computer at all. PLEASE HELP!
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A:NO INPUT SUPPORTED--Desktop Computer Stuck On Input Not Supp...

Hi there @145755, I hope you find your Support Forum experience a positive one!  It is a great place to find the help you need, from other users, HP experts, and other support personnel.  I understand that you have changed a setting on your computer and now the display is not working.  I am happy to give you a hand with this. Please post the full product number for your computer. See the following, if you need help with that information.  HP Desktop PCs - How Do I Find My Model Number, Serial Number or Product Number? I would suggest you try to start your computer in Safe mode to load basic screen settings. See this document: HP PCs - Windows Safe Mode (Windows 10, 8). As you are unable to see the display properly at this time you will need to follow the process described for "Entering Safe Mode without access to Startup Settings".  If you are able to get in, then make the needed adjustments to your display settings, then restart your system normally to see if the display will come up properly. If not try a different screen resolution. Please let me know whether that works for you, and if it does resolve your issue, please mark this post as a solution. Kudos would also be appreciated.

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So my Laptop does accept HDMI as Input to. But i dont know about any program, that can watch what is being put in. Does someone know one?

A:Laptop with HDMI Input, but no program to watch the Input

you can try any of the tuner software and see if that works. things like Windows Media Center, XBMC, MediaPortal, GBPVR.

video editing software like Adobe Premiere. the best, easiest, and cheapest bets would be to try the tuner software first.

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Windows automatically updated last night before shutting down. When I turned on the computer this morning, the HP w2207h monitor was not functioning properly. Each time I rebooted, I received the message "HDMI Input: No Input Signal" before the monitor went to sleep.

I do not believe it is a problem with the sleep and display settings as I have dual monitors and the EN9910 is functioning properly; both are set to NEVER anyway. Further, I have plugged our SONY television into the HDMI port and it works just fine.

I have also plugged the monitor into another computer, using the same cable, and both worked just fine. The hp monitor also functions in the utility mode. Problem seems to exist only when Starting Windows.

This has happened once before with a Windows Update, but I don't recall the solution.

Please help.


A:HDMI Input: No Input Signal -- Monitor Going to Sleep

Hello and welcome aspen can you just make sure the driver for that monitor is ok.

Software & Driver Downloads HP w2207h 22 inch LCD Monitor | HP? Support

But mate I also think you may have answered it yourself in another way. Can you remember when this started happening? If so system restore back to before that date.

Then it is just a matter of downloading any updates if this is what is - one or two at a time until you find which one is the culprit. Make a not of that one and each time it comes up untick it to download / install.

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I have an A530 that will not connect when using the PC input, but the HDMI out port works fine.  So I attempted to connect to an external monitor and it worked.  So I know the actual HDD is working and that the computer is running properly. I then took an HDMI cable and ran it from the HDMI out port to the HDMI in port and the screen is now receiving the signal from the PC. So now I know both the PC and the A530 screen are working. The PC is out of warranty. Any idea why this is happening?  I currently have an HDMI cable connecting the in/out ports and the computer works, but I'd like to go back to it just using the pc and have an available HDMI port.  

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Hey all, I've been having this issue for a while in OneNote and Drawboard (because it happens in these 2 applications I believe it's a platform=laptop issue and not applications):1. I put annotations on top of PDF printouts in OneNote and in Drawboard PDF using my pen in tablet-like keyboard position2. Right after that touch input stops working for a while, as if it was not touch-enabled device. After 5-15 secs it comes back to life3. This issue does not reproduce when keyboard is in laptop position Has anyone had a similar issue on the same laptop/other Lenovo laptops?My system is a BestBuy-specific sister version of Yoga 14". Thanks,Danil

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getting no signal input and input not supported messages!
i dont know whats wrong with my pc. and i just spent 80 dollars on a power supply 3 weeks ago. i cant afford to take it to geek squad or something to fix it right now.
I have a custom built PC by a guy a met at school. bad choice. anyway i have a windows vista OS but its only a trial account cause this dude ownd me and i didnt notice it was a trial till 30 days after.
32 bit windows vista home premium OS
geforce 9500 gt
Amd Athlon II X2 250 processor 3.01 GHz
4.00 GB ram
asus MB, not sure what kind all i see is asus
only starts in safemode with networking
Aoc moniter or Adc not sure what it says .
my moniter is plugged in to my video card its an off board.
what is causing this?
a few days ago i downloaded my latest video card driver, restarted the pc and it WAS GOOD! back to normal!! after using it and finally being able to listen to music and play games. i restarted it to see how it would work and it went back to the black screen with red writting in the middle " input not supported"

a few days before this happend i got a virus called anti malware GO or something like that. i downloaded iexplore to get rid of it , i deleted the files and it was gone. im sure it had something to do with it.
please help i cant afford to get a windows 7 or vista upgrade for another 2 weeks so how can i fix it now? could my video card be messed up even tho im on the same PC now in safemode with networking?

A:pc only load in safemode, no signal input , input not supported

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just a minor problem but i'm unable to finish installation of xp pro,
i'm going for a dual boot sort of thing, so i run win 98se on C: and trying to install xp pro on D:
installation 's just fine untill the (advanced options -back/continue-) grey screen appears at which point i'm supposed to click or type my choice,but i have no mouse or keyboard input at all.
i installed latest xp drivers for my logitech's ps/2 mouse and keyboard with the same result.
any clue about this?
rebooting on win 98 everything works

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***Note: I'm sorry for posting this again, but most everyone, including myself, like to pass up the Gaming forum. I'm sorry if this is a big problem for all of you, but I'm looking for answers, and I'm sure, if you've came across the topic you might have something to add.***

This is what I wrote:

The time has come for me to update my gaming devices. I'm looking for a good:

- Mouse
- Mousepad
- Keyboard
- Headset

None of these are to be wireless.

My old junk isn't very responsive and isn't fast all the time in games. I use the logitech cordless duo (not the new mx one).

I need super fast responsive stuff.

I was thinking about the Mystify Boomslang 2100 but I can't find that anywhere to purchase in the US or even the earlier version 2000.

All suggestions welcome.

A:Gaming Input Devices

Boomslang has one problem: on all the boomslangs I sold, the button (the thing that makes the click sound when you press it) broke down, making the mouse useless. Apart from that (big) issue, it is a supermouse.

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I've taken myself the challenge I've been avoiding for some time, creating a plattform for connecting a radio to your computer through the USB port.

So basicly I need to know if there is anyone here with any knowledge in this field who wants to answer a few questions, or if there is anyone who knows where to direct those questions...

The most important question would be how the signal has to be converted to be put through the USB connection. Followed by how to create the drivers needed to get the computer to understand these signals as soundsignals.

I'd greatly appreacitate any help, as I'm guessing it's not anything usual I'm asking about

A:input and output for USB devices

My question would be, what are you trying to do? Are you trying to record the radio output into the computer?

USB connections are for Hardware. So you're saying that you want a radio to become a piece of hardware? Could you clarify?

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Good day!
I had acer aspire 5110 WLMi and used it for 3 years. It now has a problem. I cant use keyboard, touchpad, other buttons, and all usb hoobs are not fuction from starting to log in window. No input signals from usb, keyboard, touchpad, and mouse can not be recognised. I thought it was the result of overheating because my cpu fan was slower than usual. Help me to figure out what part of computer was broken down. I disassembled all parts of computer but I dont have professional tools to test which parts are errors.

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So while I'm on this site working on my own comp, I figured I try for some help with my sister's boyfriend's comp. He is a doctor, and his work comp had some fairly basic issues regarding him poorly implementing a "free" windows upgrade. At this point he simply needs to get it restored to it's working condition, as patient files and some very expensive medical software are on this machine. I told him it wouldn't be too much trouble to simply undo or fix whatever he messed up. Unfortunately, when I got the machine and hooked it up(took some digging around in my pile of cords to even find a VGA cable ), none of my input devices worked. After some fiddling around, I came to the conclusion that it was probably an issue of how old his relic was in comparison to my shiny new custom built desktop, seeing as how all my components are USB 2.0 PnP, and his relic has stickers boasting about USB 1.0. After some more digging, a friend of mine found an old PS/2 keyboard from a PackBell. This also did not work. I even got a hold of the mouse and keyboard from his office, and still no function. When a keyboard or mouse is plugged in at start-up, the LED/power indicator/etc. will light up just before the splash screen, but then just as Windows begins to load, the lights all turn off. The keyboards are unresponsive even during the splash screen, so I cannot even access the bios. Since they are receiving power, I don't see it as being a mobo issue, but I cou... Read more

A:Input Devices Not Recognized

LED/power indicator/etc. will light up just before the splash screen, but then just as Windows begins to load, the lights all turn off.Can the computer (HDD) be accessed in safe mode on startup, or is this also disabled - Thank You -

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When using USB-C docking station on HP EliteBook Folio G1 Notebook PC the connected input devices (mouse and keyboard) hang on a regular basis. This means that my mouse would stop for a few seconds while pointing or keystrokes are not interpreted while typing. I have deleted all usb drivers from windows device manager, reinstalled the docking station using the drivers on the hp site and it does not fix the issue.Is the usb-C connection too slow to have and a display port connection and input devices on at the same time? Or is there something wrong with the drivers?Any other ideas to get this resolved? Many thanks

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My mouse and keyboard freeze intermittently, so my mouse just freezes and the keyboard sometimes receives no input, sometimes acts like I'm still holding down the last button. The freezing happens about every 5 sec. when it's real bad and lasts 3-4 sec. (yes that?s more time with a frozen mouse then a working one)...
This has happened to me twice now and both times were right after playing Bioshock. The first time it went away after a reboot, but this time it continued after the reboot. I watch task manager on my second display constantly and there is no common spike when the freeze occurs, sometimes CPU usage is high, and sometimes it's low.
Now that I've started posting though is seems to have stopped, but trying to register took a long time with the constant freezing. My keyboard and mouse are both ps2 connected to a USB converter (my mother board only has 1 ps2 connector).
Any ideas?

A:Input devices freeze intermittently


What keyboard/mouse do you have? Have you tried updating drivers in Device Manager?


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One of my friends sent me an IM telling me that this is the msg she keeps getting with one of her games (and I Have no idea what game it is). She told me it used to work. I told her to uninstall and then REINSTALL it. She did that and told me that as soon as she reinstalled, she got the msg.

I couldn't find anything on this. Anyone know what this means???

A:Could not create direct input devices?????

Hmm......might be givwen if she has USB keyboard and mouse, but does not have legacy turned on.....but note I say 'might'...lol

Tell her to enter the BIOS on boot up (F2, DEL, or whatever key it says to use....depends on computer), and when in there, navigate around using the keyboard and look for something like 'turn on USB legacy control' or something similar. Of course, if she can't navigate around and she DOES have a USB keyboard, she will need to use a USB to PS2 (round keyboard plug) converter and plug her k/b in like that to move around.

Of course, this may not be the case at all.....


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Right now I have my computer hooked up to two sets of I/O devices (mouse, keyboard, monitor) and I was wondering if you can separate them so that for example I can surf the web on one set and have a friend play a game on the other. Currently they show and control the same things.

Both monitors are on the same graphics card, one mouse/keyboard is USB the other PS/2

Thanks for any help.

A:Using multiple input devices on one Computer

Nope, there is only one console manager. Since you already have the monitor and keyboard, why not find a cheap machine and just have two?

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I have a compaq 7360. My computer is not showing the display on the monitor. The keyboards num lock also does not turn on once started. The computer when turned on, displays the green light showing that the power is on and also the green light for the hard disk, but there is no display on the monitor, whose light is set to amber.

I'm not sure what the problem is. It just started after I restarted it a few days ago.


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Okay I couldnt really find a better place for this :[ Sorry



What do you guys think about using brain waves as a form of computer input?

I read in a magazine article (that I couldnt find online..) that the average response for a gamer using a keyboard and mouse is ~150ms. However, in a test with a gamer using a brain wave input device which had the brain waves mapped to the keyboard and mouse, and only using the mouse for pointing (not clicking it), reaction time was ~50ms.

I want it!!

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I've had this error since installing Windows 7 64-Bit (see pic). I know it has something to do (driver) with a game port on my Creative Audigy SB card. I never use this port but see this error in Device Manager & curious how to detect & install whatever it needs.

Any ideas?

A:Other devices; PCI Input Device. No driver in Win 7

Found the answer. No supported on Windows 7 64-bit.

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Until a few months ago I didn't have any problems with my laptop. But now there are some problems with the input devices i.e the external mouse and keyboard. Whenever I plug it into the usb port it works fine for a few minutes and suddenly stops responding. I don't know what the problem is. I googled for the problem and did a lot of things but any of the solutions didn't work. I finally decided to clean install the windows once again but the problem remains persistent. Any other usb devices other than the mouse and keyboard work fine. I mean there are no problems with pendrives or any other mass storage devices. I checked my keyboard and mouse but they seem to be fine as they work on my friends computer. Can anyone help please ?

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I've been fiddling with this on and off for months, but I don't  know if the problem is with the touchscreen, Windows 10, the drivers, my software, or some combination of those, so none of my troubleshooting has really gotten me anywhere. I bought the Flex 5 and the active pen intending to use the touch screen like a Cintiq monitor, in addition to the Huion graphics tablet I already own, but any pen input just reacts like touch input, making imposible to work comfortably in any painting/animation programs. I also can't figure out a setup that will let me use the active pen and my tablet at the same time; Huion and Wacom drivers don't seem to play nice with each other, so I can't have them both installed at once if I want either of them to be recognized in my software and have pressure sensitivity. I have turned off "tablet mode" in Settings, and in the Control Panel I've disabled "Flicks" and "press-and-hold to right-click". Regardless, using either the active pen or my tablet (which doesn't even interact with the touch screen) will make my computer react like I'm using my finger -- same visual feedback, press-and-hold still right-clicks, dragging with the pen will scroll around the webpage/canvas, etc. Depending on the software I'm using and which drivers are currently installed I can sometimes draw and get pressure sensitivity, but I'll still keep accidentally triggering touch commands with the pen that interrupt my work flow. Even if it's at the cost of touc... Read more

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Has any one modified a Power Suply to Take 12 volt DC Input?

I would very much like to hear from you, or any one you may of heard of that has done this.

I wanted to Put a desktop case etc. in my car and use it to listen to music...

Thanks to anyone who replies...

A:DC Input Power Supply (12 volt input)

A standard Computer PSU rectifies the incoming mains (120 or 240 volt) and the "chops" it in a switchmode type power conversion.

Therefore as it starts with a high DC voltage (120 or 240 V AC rectified to DC) there is no easy conversion to make it use 12 V instead. Without a complete rebuild and redesign of the PSU.

By far the cheapest and easiest way is to use an off-the-shelf 12 V inverter that converts 12V to 120 or 240 V AC, and then you dont need to bother rebuilding the power supply from scratch.

Has the advantage of easily sourced power supply units for the PC. You would likely get away with a small 200 Watt unit.

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I have an HP Pavilion A6421.uk computer with an HP w2007v monitor. (The OS is Windows Vista).I've been getting the message "VGA Input - No Input Signal" and the monitor appears to be in sleep mode permanently. I've checked all the connections, cables etc and I have also connected the monitor to an old computer, where it worked fine. I'm guessing I need a new graphics card but don't know how to go about changing it. I have
opened up the box and cleaned it all out, but am not sure what to do now.

Could I take out the graphics card from the old computer and put it in the new one? The old computer is a Dell Dimension 5000 (Windows XP).
Or would it be an option to swap hard drives? (I urgently need to access my work but the old computer got a virus and doesn't work properly).I don't know the first thing about hardware really, so wondered what any of you would recommend I do:
1. Just buy a new graphics card and replace the old one - in which case, what would I buy?
2. Put the graphics card from the old machine into the new one. How do I do this and does anyone have any diagrams?
3. Swap the hard drives so that I use the old box with the new monitor. (this is probably a stupid idea, but who knows).

Please help!!

A:VGA Input - No Input Signal - New Graphics Card?

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ALC 888 codec
Latest driver 2.46 installed
F7 bios installed

Sony Bravia LCD,

If I'm using the PC input on LCD, sound works great.
If I'm using an HDTV input on LCD, no sound.
Anybody got any ideas about this?
Would really like to use an HDTV input, picture definition is so much better in 1080i.


A:Realtek HD Audio, PC input yes/ HDTV input no

If you have an HDMI OUTPUT on your PC, on many you have to manually set the HDMI on the Video card as the default playback device, rather than the usual "speakers". Go to the Control Panel/Hardware and Sound/Sound Panel and on the Playback you will probably have an icon for the HDMI, select that as the default playback device and you should get the PC audio in the HDMI signal.

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I don't think ive put this in the right place but heres my problem.

I wanted to play music through Ventrilo without having to install Virtual Audio Cable. I came across this video: YouTube - Playing music on vetrilo using Windows Vista

I did everything in the video and it worked in Ventrilo. Now, I want to talk through my microphone again so i went to Recording Devices to reactivate 'Realtek Device Input' but I found it has vanished. I made sure i can see disabled devices and disconnected devices but I still can't find it.

I tried reinstalling the driver from realtek with no success.

Here is what it looks like:

I really need help on this one ASAP

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Hi all.
I'm not very good with computers but I did manage to build my own PCs for a good few years. But I've come across this problem that has me and my friends stumped.

Basically booting up, the mouse and keyboard (hence, input devices) power up and can be used in the BIOS/POST screen (well the keyboard anyway). But when the Windows splash screen appears, they become unresponsive and aren't detected when I pull them out/put them in again. They are USB powered but I have tried this with non-faulty PS/2 ones and I get the same problem with that.
Without any input devices working, I can't use the PC to do stuff with.

The second of my woes is that when I try to install Windows I get a BsoD
STOP 0x07E
I get this when the CD is loaded in and I am just about to select my drive for installation.

This problem has come on with a completely brand new system. i.e all parts are fresh out of the box. To compound the mystery, I bought other new parts of which are compatible with eachother and I still get the same error.

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A continuation from this topic: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic434011.html. So far have run Super Anti-Spyware, Malwarebytes, DDS, GMER, and SecurityCheck. Attach.txt seems to be too big to upload, should I split it? GMER also seems to stop halfway through the scan with a Windows error message and shuts down.

A:Trojan disabled Human Input Devices

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If you're not sure, or if something unexpected happens, do NOT continue! Stop and ask!
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The computer I'm trying to fix had the
"Windows XP could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM"
error so I started the process detailed here.

I finished the work in the recovery console and am on part two. I boot into safe mode, but once I get to the desktop I can't do anything, as neither the mouse nor the keyboard work (both USB). I was going to try PS/2 but the computer has no PS/2 ports. Any ideas?

A:Input devices not working while repairing registry

Have you tried plugging both the keyboard and mouse into different USB ports?

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My computer randomly stops functioning no matter what I am doing with it at the moment. The keyboard, mouse, and screen turns off. The lights of the power button stay on but the button does not respond to me pressing the power button. The fans of the computer continue spinning. I have to pull the power cable to get the computer to turn off. Even after that, the lights to the power button stay on for about 10 seconds. When I plug in the power cable again and try to boot the computer it works fine for a whole day or so.

Any help is appreciated!

Computer specs:

Motherboard: GIGABYTE B450M DS3H

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600X (Pinnacle Ridge, PiR-B2)

3600 MHz (36.00x100.0) @ 2694 MHz (27.00x99.8)

Motherboard: GIGABYTE B450M DS3H-CF

BIOS: F50, 11/27/2019

Chipset: AMD B450 (Low-Power Promontory PROM26.A)

Memory: 16384 MBytes @ 1463 MHz, 16-18-18-36

- 8192 MB PC25600 DDR4 SDRAM - Corsair CMK16GX4M2B3200C16

- 8192 MB PC25600 DDR4 SDRAM - Corsair CMK16GX4M2B3200C16

Graphics: Powercolor RX 5700 Red Devil/Dragon

AMD Radeon RX 5700, 8192 MB GDDR6 SDRAM

Drive: Samsung SSD 860 EVO 1TB, 976.8 GB, Serial ATA 6Gb/s @ 6Gb/s

Drive: ST4000DM004-2CV104, 3907.0 GB, Serial ATA 6Gb/s @ 6Gb/s

Drive: SAMSUNG MZ7LF128HCHP-00004, 125.0 GB, Serial ATA 6Gb/s @ 6Gb/s

Sound: ATI/AMD Navi10 - High Definition Audio Controller

Sound: AMD Zen - HD Audio Controller

Network: RealTek Semiconductor RTL8168/8111 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC

OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Professional (x64) Build 183... Read more

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I'm going to assume this is a hardware problem. I'll start from the beginning. I plugged in my cell phone via a USB cord to transfer some stuff to it, and everything on my computer froze. My keyboards backlight turned off and my mouse wouldn't respond. Nothing was doing anything.

I shut down my computer using the power button on the front. It started booting up, I could hear the fans and the hard drive, but nothing turned on. The keyboard stayed unlit and the monitor didn't even come on. It's like nothing is getting any power. I'm starting to freak out a little bit....

I'm running Windows XP Home dual booted with Ubuntu Hardy, Dell Dimension 3000, 2.8Ghz P4 processor, 2GB RAM, ATI Radeon 9250.

Any idea what's going on? Any help is much appreciated.



A:No power to any periphrials or input/output devices!

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I am using an x41 tablet and there's a strange problem. I am unable to
use the ink input pane and the on screen keyboard (osk) because the
window loses focus when I move my mouse pointer to the input panel/
osk. What this means is that suppose I have to open a url in firefox
and I want to use the input panel or the osk to write and insert it
into firefox, as soon as I move the mouse pointer from firefox onto
the input panel, firefox loses focus and I am unable to insert the
text into the url space in firefox.

How do I fix this ?


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Hi again, I had my laptop repaired by HP and recieved it yesterday. When the login screen boots up, it asks me to verify my password on a different screen (blue background, square picture of a keyboard--picture above). I put my password in this screen, then it takes me to the usual password-entry screen. On a separate note, my laptop will no longer allow me to set up a fingerprint to log in (I've created a thread about that here... http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Software-and-How-To-Questions/WIndows-Hello-Can-t-set-up-finge... ) I'm trying to sign in using a local account, and have only got a password set up. I only want to get rid of this strange login screen, and not the standard one. Thank you for any help!

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I got no line input in playback devices on Vista 32 bit, i think its why i can't hear what my guitar (pluged in Line input on my comp) plays.

Help me plz

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Hi guys.

Last week I bought a new computer headset. It is an Altec Lansing headset (just one of those cheap ones that you get from WalMart). And everything was working great. But my computer also has an on-board microphone, so when plugged in (I have front headphone (x2) and microphone (x1) jacks), the headset overrode the on-board mouse. I was using sound recorder and the program audacity to make sure the headset worked and all. And it worked perfectly fine.

But today, I went to open Audacity, and my entire computer froze. I let it sit for a while until it became apparent that it wasn't going to unfreeze, so I had to hard-shut it down. But now I've discovered that ANYTHING that has to do with audio input freezes the computer.

- I can't open Audacity, sound recorder, or any other recording device.
- I can open the audio devices manager via right clicking on my volume icon, but if I select "recording devices" as what I want to open it freezes. If I select Volume or Sound, it opens fine, but as soon as I click the Recording tab, it comes up, I can see the mic is enabled, and there's another realtek thing that's disabled, but the computer automatically freezes.
- I can open the Realtek HD Audio Manager, but if I click the "Microphone" tab, the computer freezes.

I checked for updates on the audio-related drivers that I could find, but none of them had available updates at all. So I have absolutely no clue what to do.

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Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit, Service Pack 2 (formerly Service Pack 1)
Gateway MD2614u Notebook

This computer will not recognize any of the USB input devices I plug into it:
--Microsoft Wireless Notebook Optical Mouse 3000 and USB transceiver (with and without IntelliPoint and drivers installed) - wireless
--Logitech V220 Optical Mouse (Model# M-RBS316) and USB transceiver (Model# C-UAY59) (with and without SetPoint and drivers installed) - wireless
--Wacom Intuos graphics tablet (Model# PTZ-430) (with and without drivers) - wired
--Logitech Optical Mouse (Model# M-T96a) - wired

All these devices work properly on other systems without any wrangling. (These other systems are running Windows XP.)

None of these devices are recognized by the system. They do not show up in Device Manager as an unknown device. When connected, the light on the device plugged into a USB port will flash once, then go dead. They do not work with any of the 4 USB ports, with and without corresponding drivers and software installed.

Other devices (flash drives, MP3 players) work properly on this system.

This problem has been persisting since purchase. Update to Service Pack 2 did not resolve this issue.

Device Manager reports 4 "Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller" devices with the error message "This device cannot start. (Code 10)". I do not know if these are related; disabling and reenabling them did not re... Read more

A:Vista + Gateway Laptop: USB Input Devices Unrecognized


Received support from Logitech; installed SetPoint software in a "clean boot" of Vista. Issue persists.

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Hi all,

Thanks in advance for any and all responses.

I bought a used Toshiba Portege 7010ct. It has a USB port, but not the drivers for my jumpdrive.

Specs that might help:
Holds 2 5mmPC cards Type II or 1 10.5mm PC card Type III:
32-bit, 3..V pc cardbus support
15-bit, 5.0V pc card support

1 240-pin expansion bus

1 Kensington cable lock slot

1 external floppy drive port

1 USB port (not 2.0)

1 Infrared port (IrDA 1.1:4Mbps)

I/O 1 9pin serial (16550 Uart compliant)
1 25 pin parallel (8bit ecp)

It runs Win 98

All I really want is to get the driver for my flashdrive: PNY attache :knock: onto my Toshiba Portege 7010ct. I will explore most options but I really want this to cost as little as possible (@$10).

Can anyone suggest a:
LAN card 10/100 (that does not need drivers)
Floppy Drive (that does not need drivers)
Free dialup (that does not need a downloaded dialer)
CD Rom (that does not need a driver)



A:Need Driver OS Win 98 No external input devices Toshiba Portege

Your Drivers


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MSE recently detected a trojan after my friend gave me a link to a site and seems to have removed it. After restarting, all human interface devices stopped working (volume control, inbuilt keyboard and touchpad of the laptop). Fortunately, the USB keyboard and mouse still work...any help would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

A:Trojan disabled human input devices after being removed

Please download and run Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop. * Double-click SecurityCheck.exe * Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. * A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.Malwarebytes Anti-MalwareNOTEMalwarebytes is now offering a free trial of their program, if you want to accept it you will need to enter some billing information, so that at the end of the trial you would be charged the cost of the product. Please decline this offer, if you are unable to provide billing information. If you want to try it out, then provide the billing information.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1Download Link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-M... Read more

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