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System won't load keyboard and mouse at start

Q: System won't load keyboard and mouse at start

Hello everyone,

While I was in the middle of using my system, all of a sudden the mouse and keyboard stopped working. I had no choice but to press the switch button to shut it down. I removed the battery, the power cable and all the input devices (Keyboard and mouse). After replacing them back I switched the machine ON, and I could see the flashing light on the Keybard, and the mouse light also ON (red). The memory count starts to the end, on a black screen, and then followed by the blue box at the bottom left of the screen where written "F1: Save Changes".

But I can't get rid of it this time because the Keyboard doesn't function/respond.

Machine Desktop HP 7100 CMT, Win7 ultimate 32bit, IE11, HP Keyboard PS/2, HP mouse PS/2.

I removed the HD into another machine, it works without any problem. Therefore, the problem seems NOt on the HDD side. All the keyboard and mouse work properly on other machines.

I changed the Keyboard to USB but the same result. I removed all the memory modules of 4GB in total, and replaced them with just one stick of 1GB, again no change, still can't move past the black screen to record the change, or to advance to Windows, or to access into BIOS setup.

I did this with and without HDD connected, but with the same result. I inserted the Installation disc into the DVD Drive for repair or recovery, it didn't make sense because it required the command "F1: Save Changes" must first be accomplished. But it doesn't go beyond this as the Keyboard doesn't respond. Of course, I can't get into BIOS, nor use Safe mode, because the Keyboard doesn't function. Finally, I got stuck. I really appreciate for any help, please.


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A: System won't load keyboard and mouse at start


I'm stumped as well as normally I would suggest plugging in a PS/2 keyboard... Have you tried waiting to see if the message times out?

When you removed the battery, did you also press the power switch for 4-5 seconds to ensure that everything was powered down?


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I had a wireless Logitec mouse/keyboard combo on my daughters computer. WAY too soon, the mouse crapped out, completely non functional (yes i checked the batteries lol). Now i cannot get any type of mouse or keyboard to work. The logitec keyboard works, but after logging in to the admin account from boot, it's useless. All I can get it to do is CTR ALT DEL where I can then use the arrow keys to manipulate it to shut down.

When I get to the admin account from boot, the found new hardware wizard pops up which would allow me to let XP install drivers (I'm just trying to use a generic mouse and keyboard at this point), but I don't know how to manipulate the cursor to get it to start using just the keyboard. No other mouse or keyboard will load.

I tried using a Dell XP re-install disk (it's a dell but I don't remember if I used the dell disk to install the XP) and do a repair. However, all it will do is give me the C: prompt. I also noticed after I tried that on the disk it says it doesn't install drivers anyways. I've never done a repair, or much of anything with XP, I kinda skipped that OS lol. I know how to do Vista, but obviously it is way different. Any idears? I really don't want to re-install the OS or get another OS for the thing, I'm building her a new computer for Christmas and am going to put Win7 on that one, i certainly don't want to buy a copy of Win7 to use on a Pent4 for a month lol only to have to buy it again to put on ... Read more

A:Mouse and Keyboard won't load

Try using the tab key to move around!

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Hello guys.

I shall kindly ask for your help as so far any method of troubleshooting has failed me.

So whenever I enter a game, after a few seconds I start getting visual artifacts (black lines, etc). That might be ocasionally followed by general audio stuttering, as well as mouse and keyboard going completely undetected anymore by the system, even though, after this happens, I can still hear the sound playing in the background, apparently the system is doing fine.

My system also freezes pretty much completely when I use the Prime95 FFT test. I know Prime95 puts a lot of stress on the system, but complete hang up should not happen as far as I know?

Another thing I have noticed is download speeds are sometimes extremely slow (definitely slower than usual), even lagging on YT stream and such.

Event Viewer isn't helping me isolate the issue either.

PC was running fine and smooth until this started happening. Didn't change anything in it's configuration hardware or software (until this happened and I decided to format).

So far I:

- Reformatted my PC (running Windows 7).
- Made sure all my drivers are up to date.
- Tested my RAM with memtest x86 , turned up clean, 0 errors.
- Cleaned my PC of dust >_>.
- Made sure temperatures are in range.
- Set back CPU to default frequency (OCd it to 3.0 from 2.5 GHz / core, but this happened one or two years ago, everything went fine until now)
- Tried underclocking my GPU
- Tested with Prime95 FFT Test, PC hung up.
- Made sure ... Read more

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Everytime I start Windows, I see the following error in Event Viewer:
The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load: 

A:The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load: VBoxNetAdp

Do you have Virtual Box or Avast antivirus installed?

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Hi all,
I have a problem with Vista Business.Naimly, every time I start the computer and look up into the computer menadgement/event viewer/administrative events it has an error msg:
The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load: i8042prt



[ Name]
Service Control Manager

[ Guid]

[ EventSourceName]
Service Control Manager


[ Qualifiers]







[ SystemTime]




[ ProcessID]

[ ThreadID]


I think this is regarding my video card (Gygabyte Nvidia 8600GTS) drivers?!But the card works pretty normally and the drivers are up to date.
Anyway there are also a lot of other error & warninig msgs regarding the volsnap and security update installation files.Maybe this due to the situation that I have installed both Vista and XP and there is a common problem with Vista working with XP/other and that is NO RESTORE POINTS... Read more

A:The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load: i8042prt

Problem Solution The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load: i8042prt 1.Go to Start > Run and put regedit.exe  and click  Ok 2.Navigator to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\i8042prt\Parameters in Registry Editor 3.Add a new REG_DWORD "Headless " and set the value to 1 4.Reboot the server. Regards,

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Ok I will copy and paste the message:

The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:

I found it in vista event viewer. I am currently running vista in safe mode and dont really want to restart the pc. This is my first post on these forums and they look great. SO please help!

MY PC Specs:
2 (1x1) gb RAM
1.6Ghz CEL E1200 Dual Core CPU
Vista Ultimate
CD Driver
256MB GFX Card
Nothing else you really need to know

A:VIsta The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:

Could be spyware.

I would run a Trendmicro free scan.

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Hi, Im not really sure if im posting this is the right place or not, Im so sorry if im not.
Here is a list of my computer specs: Operating System: Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs)
Memory: 2046MB RAM
Page File: 667MB used, 3271MB available
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.5512 32bit Unicode

My problem is everytime i go to watch any type of video on youtube or other websites like that, the video will freeze i will still hear sound, then my computer will lock up eventually blue screening. i went to my system reports and found that i was having a nvatabus error, so i deleted everything to do with my nvidia card and reinstalled fresh, still having this same issue. I dont know what else to do. everything else on my computer thats graphic heavy runs just fine. i even play a game called second life, in that game we can watch movies streamed thru quicktime and i can watch those just fine. I hope theres somebody out there that can help me. thank you for reading.

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Each time I boot my computer, I receive the follow message in the Event Viewer System Log File:

The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:

Here is the information that I see when I sent it to the Microsoft Support and Help Center

Product:Windows Operating SystemID:7026Source:Service Control ManagerVersion:5.2Symbolic Name:EVENT_BOOT_SYSTEM_DRIVERS_FAILEDMessage:The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load: %1

What I believe is happening is that all though I uninsulated CA's Anti virus package and installed Microsoft's Security Essentials, not all the CA software was removed.

Help in getting rid of this problem would be greatly appreciated.

Best regards,


A:[SOLVED] The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:


See this document:
Uninstall failed

Select the correct CA product you had, download the Removal script and run.
Hopefully this will remove the CA Suite from your PC.

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I checked through the Event log in Administrator tools.
I got the following error: The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load: BANTExt

What is it?

I googled BANTExt and found out it's BelArc Advisor. Is it true?

How do I stop this error?

A:The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load: BANTExt

Yes, BANText.sys is the Belarc Advisor system driver file.It is started automatically from a Run, RunOnce, RunServices, or RunServicesOnce entry in the registry everytime Windows starts.To prevent the error you would need to find and remove that entry in the registry.

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Guys, I'm running Windows XP and recently when I turn on my PC it makes a single beeb and then seems to run OK.

Tonight, I was running Firefox and the system seemed to slow, before becoming completely unresponsive. I had Task Manager open at the time, however when I tried to shut Firefox down the PC started bleeping like mad and I was forced to do a hard shut down.

I waited about 1 minute and then rebooted and immedietly went into the Error log and found the following entry:

"The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load: StarOpen"

I tried Googling a fix with no luck and I can't find StarOpen in the Services, Apps or Program files. Nor could I find it listed in the Device Manager or the Boot-start list in msconfig.

Can anyone tell me how to fix this?

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Monday couldn't boot up PC, had to go to system recovery and restore to previous day.

Log files show below that 4 things failed to load.

Tuesday couldn't boot up PC again.. tried to restart like 4-5 times.. Finally comes up and in the logs there's numerous things that failed to load. Running a sfc /scannow right now.

Any ideas what this could be related to or what is causing it?


A:Solved: Boot-Start or System-Start Drivers failed to load.

MpFilter is a driver associated with Microsoft Security Essentials... It looks like that was causing issues. Windows Updates had an update for it.. So I downloaded update.. Restared and it worked fine. Removed MS Security Essentials and installed Symantec istead.

Working for the time being...

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Sorry if this has already been answered/wrong place. I looked at Google but thought I double check here (since the solutions via Google seem to be refering to a different OS to mine)

First of: Windows Vista, SP2, 64 bit.

Now sometimes (and not now since I am writing this) my Keyboard/Mouse just stops working. It freezes completely and I am unable to use it and am hence required to restart the computer. This happens at random occasions but it usually involves opening some program or what not (I noticed a prominent pattern that the mouse/keyboard freezes whenever I go to speedtest.com measure my speed and then once the download speed bar is finished and upload is about to begin my computer freezes).

I had a look at my event viewer and noticed this:

The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:

Now I am not sure whether this appears at the start and then once I run a program or do something (like go on speedtest.com) the commuter then freezes (i.e. my mouse/keyboard is non-responsive) or the error message comes up after my computer freezes but any help in fixing this mouse/keyboard freezing would be very grateful.

The solution to fixing this problem I founds was to go to Registry editor and change the Start D word from 1 to 4 (but I noticed some saying to delete it completely and yet other sources to change it from 1 to 0 and yet even others to change something that I don't even have under that folder). If I was to tamper with the reg informa... Read more

A:The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load: i8042prt

Originally Posted by Petze

The solution to fixing this problem I founds was to go to Registry editor and change the Start D word from 1 to 4 (but I noticed some saying to delete it completely and yet other sources to change it from 1 to 0 and yet even others to change something that I don't even have under that folder). If I was to tamper with the reg information, is it possible that I wont ever get access to my keyboard/mouse? My worry is that I might change some value so that I will have no way of getting to the computer with the keyboard/mouse (I am not good with bios) and would not be able to get help on the internet since I can't connect!

It is bad idea

DWORD Start may have following values

0 -boot ,1 -system ,2- auto ,3 -demand, 4 -disabled. Surly if you'll set to 4 you lose access to keyboard and mouse.Don't modify anything.Find folder C:\Windows\Minidump pack it and attache to post.If Minidump folder is empty use verifier tool to diagnose wrong drivers read here:http://www.vistax64.com/973966-post8.html

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My old system hasn't been powered on for about a year. Problem was the onboard video failed (I think)

Recently replaced it with a video card from another system (riva TNT) and bought some memory (system wouldn't boot, determined that the memory was bad)

Now the system booted but win2K wouldn't work. No problem I have XP now...

After multiple error during the xp install I finally got through it...only the computer will only boot in safe mode..

Initially thought it was a hardare conflict so I booted in safe mode with networking and systematically cleared all the yellow ??? in device manager

Still will not boot normally

Checked event log got the following error:
Event 7026: The following boot-start or system-start drivers failed to load:


Searched the net found a M$ support about it


couldn't find amdk7.sys but managed to update the driver over the net, now its there...yet I get the same error

I did the regedit described but no folder called "parameters"

Made one....didn't work....deleted the value
added the key to my available folder....didn't work

I'm at wits end....I've been working on this (off and on) for a month

Can anyone help with this one?????

A:Event 7026: The following boot-start or system-start drivers failed to load: Amdk7

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Has anyone ran into the Event ID in the Title?
(Event ID: 7026, Message: The Following boot-start or System-start Driver(s) failed to load: TMEBC)

The user is getting CHKDSK every time they boot up the machine and it fails within seconds of it starting.
I removed the Scheduled task under the AutoChk area in the Task Scheduler.

Anyone have anything on this driver or able to assist?


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I'm not sure where to even begin to fix these problems. Some online searches suggested doing a system repair but I want to get some more feedback here before proceeding.

Here is the message from the event log:
The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:

I realized some of these are not Windows 7 related but most are. While the computer "works", I do experience frequent reboots and freezes. Perhaps some of these driver loading failures are part of the cause of my issues. I do have another recent thread here regarding system crashes so I'll leave that alone in this post.


A:the following boot start or system start drivers failed to load

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7, or a Repair Install would a better first option.

You will have to reinstall the third-party drivers again yourself from their website.

Hope this helps,


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I've been having problems with my computer the past few months restarting on its own due to system error. I checked the event log and it keeps showing this same problem. "The following boot-start or system drivers failed to load: Lbd" I'm running windows xp.

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Of late when I am powering on my PC, the power LED on the cabinet blinks but the HDD LED doesn't. The monitor displays, NO SIGNAL.
Then when I restart the PC and when it finally boots, I go to the Event Viewer and find this entry

The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load: atc

My PC Config:
Corsair Vengeance 8 Gigs RAM
Crucial MX 100 256 GB SSD
500+160 Seagate HDDs
ATI Radeon HD5450 GPU

Kindly advise what does the above error mean and how do I resolve it


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I am currently making a device specific module for microsoft MPIO. I have successfully installed the mpio and my own DSM. However, during start-up, an error message comes out saying: "At least one service or driver failed during system startup. Use Event Viewer to examine the event log for details."

When I checked the event log, it says:

The following boot-start or system-start driver failed to load: TrailNavi

TrailNavi is the name of the device specific module that i am making. I am currently using a 32bit server with Windows 2003 OS.

I am trying to test my DSM, but could not do so because the driver can't be loaded..

Any help would be great..

A:The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load


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(Please note I did do a quick search and looked for anything on the first page that seemed similar if not exactly the same as this. If I'm re-posting something that's been solved in the
past I apologize.||| Reason for putting this on a forum is so that others may find the answer through google.)
Date 10/19/2007 Source: Service Control Manager
Time 1:28:25pm Category: None
Type: Error Event ID: 7026
User: N/A
Laptop Hp pavilion dv 9035nr 2gig Ram dual core 1.66ghz processor.
2 internal drives sata C:\ 61.8GB X:\ 74.5GB

The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 7026
Source: Service Control Manager
Version: 5.0
Component: System Event Log
Message: The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load: %1
| I'd like to know if this would specifically cause a boot-up to run into a Bad_Pool_Header as it loads the operating system. What I find odd is if I shut it off hard, and cut it back on it'll load just fine the second time.
Should I just email HP and ask for the specific drivers information and downloads? The reason I suppose the information would help is I've used the recovery disc in the past and reinstalled drivers. I was pretty certain I got them all, but I was wondering if just maybe I didn't put them in the right spot hence the second boot working.
Any information or ... Read more

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I have a Dell Inspiron N7110 and while I was updating the laptop, it died. When I turned it back on, I found that I couldn't use my mouse or my keyboard at all. Please help, I really really need my computer

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So I was uninstalling avast free because it was running my CPU at max. I then tried to install bitdefender but every website I went to said unsecured and wouldn't let me access it. So I restarted, after the boot it went straight to an automatic repair. After it asks me to select account but both my mouse and keyboard turn off at this screen. They work during the boot, but as soon as it starts repairing they go dark. I'm running Windows 10. Any idea what I can do?

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I recently had to install a new battery for my computer. After doing so I started having this problem and receiving the following Error from the "Service Control Manager" Event ID:7026   The following Boot-Start or System-Start driver(s)
failed to load: ppfd_vt_1_10_0_24    Param 1. The issues I am having are; Unable to completely "SHUT DOWN" unless I press the power button, this is after I have already selected the "shut down" option in the Start menu. Never
had to press the power button to power off my computer. Also, at "START-UP", I get as far as a black screen with a white flashing cursor in upper left-hand corner. At this point I am stuck, nothing takes me out of this state unless I press the "POWER"
button to shut-down. In order to start-up & Boot, I disconnect AC Adapter, remove battery, wait about 20 seconds, re-install battery, power adapter, and push power button. Now my computer is all good. Can anyone help me with this, I've researched for 2
weeks and am no where. Thanks for any help. My computer is quite old, 2010 Sept., but I'm hoping that I don't have to purchase a new one...(I'm a lil cheap) lol

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So I frequently get the event viewer message
"The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) did not load: dam"
Well, DAM I say!
What is dam, and does anyone care?
By the way, in other Windows, I like to keep my desktop quiet and calm. I don't recall knowing how to do that in 10, but maybe I made it too quiet some months back?
What do you think?

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W7 will start up, load files, and then stay at a black screen with a mouse. I think that the hard drive may have gone bad, and when I did a memory diagnosis, I have found that there is bad memory with my main hard drive. I do not have the original disk, nor can I access any of the files. I tried system Recovery, but it would not list W7 as an option. If someone knows where I could find those drivers to load onto a disk, that would be great. My computer is a Dell Studio 1535.

A:W7 will start up, load files, and then stay at a black screen with a mouse

Have you tried booting into safe mode (F8)?

If it were a HD it probably wouldnt boot.

Doubt its memory for the same reason.

I am thinking video driver, and if it boots in safe mode would be more certain.

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Dear support team. i am facing problem, when W7 start working; mouse and keyboard frozen, then i will not be able to do any thing, even i will not be able to access my OP system.  how can i solve it. Thanks.

A:Mouse & Keyboard freezing once W7 start running

See: http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Operating-Systems-and-Recovery/Can-not-install-windows-7-on-new... and read the "accepted answer". Your computer was designed to run Windows 10, and needs some special effort to install your own copy of Windows 7, instead of the factory-installed Windows 10. Note that Microsoft's support for Windows 7 ends in January 2020 -- less than 3 years away.At that time, you will need to install Windows 10.So, it makes sense to install Windows 10 now, rather than doing a file-backup/install/file-restore, followed by reinstalling your applications later, i.e., in January 2020. 

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I'll start out simple. I have been working on a computer for a friend lately. The problem was that every time it turned on it displayed the ever fearful BSOD, with the stop code 0x000000FC. This included starting it up in safe mode, normal mode, and last known good configuration. I did research and found out that the problem was the SP3 update, and through the recovery console I removed it and got XP to start up properly. And now there's a new problem that is completely stumping me.

It seems that removing SP3 has also corrupted the generic mouse and keyboard drivers. I can get to the logon screen, but that's as far as it goes. Neither the mouse nor the keyboard responds once XP has loaded. The caps lock, num lock, and scroll lock buttons do not turn on any lights in the keyboard, alt-f4 does not bring up the shutdown menu...there's just no response from either. The computer is NOT locking up. It will still shut down properly if the power button is pressed once. This happens in a normal start up, last known config start up, and safe mode start up. I have done a little experimentation with the recovery console, including taking drivers off of one PC and moving them onto the other computer. I'll admit that I have not done much, but I am at a complete loss.

1. Computer had an issue with SP3, I removed SP3 via recovery console, computer now starts up properly.
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A:[SOLVED] Mouse and keyboard are not recognized by XP on start up

If you have a usb keyboard and mouse handy try using tose with the ps/2 mouse and ps/2 keyboard plugged in. It sounds like the ps/2 ports are dead or more likely windows xp has dropped the ps/2 drivers for said devices. with usb devices hooked up and bios set to recognize usb devices on start up you should be able to logon to windows at which time new hardware wizard will detect ps?2 devices and install corresponding drivers then upon next boot up usb keyboard and driver will not be necessary. You can actually get by with just usb keyboard by using tab key and enter for mouse inputs is no usb mouse available, conversely if OS is not password protected a usb mouse can click you into windows and get you through new hardware wizard.

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Here's the deal, my computer was being really slow, so i figured I would reboot it, clear out msconfig startup, adjust the services, run some adware stuff , the usual stuff. Only when i booted my computer i got the press f1 to boot, but back up your data because it predicts failure. I had gotten this message before but it had gone away. This time it loaded up windows xp sp1, went to the login screen and the keyboard and mouse freeze. I tried booting in safemode, same thing. I tried last known good config, it worked for about 3 seconds, then froze, and i couldnt get it to do it again. I then tried to run a repair through the xp home disk, but no go, i got an error as the disk was loading up. the first time i got an hpn.sys is screwed up. The second time(after i tried cleaning the cd) i got an iapasp.sys or something like iapasp is screwed up. I've tested both keyboard and mouse, the keyboard works in bios and the mouse works on other computers and in the 3 second period where it worked up above. I tried defaulting bios settings to see if i had messed up anything there, got nothing. Any bright ideas?

By the way im on a xp home sp1, amd 750 mhz, 256 ram, 30gig hd(very full).

Note: Some words edited out.

A:Start Up Prob- Keyboard and Mouse freeze

just want to make it clear that i didnt get to run any fix up changes such as adware removers, that whole sentence is pretty irrelevant.

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Using a mouse and keyboard with Windows 8 consumer review how do I put a quick start icon for windows media player on the desktop screen ( not the task bar or start screen with the tiles but to the desktop start screen ) ?

A:Using a mouse and keyboard how do I add a quick start icon to the W8 s

Hi rilbet2. Welcome to the forum.

Look for the .exe program extension in program files -> right click -> move to send to -> pick in submenu -> send to desktop (shortcut).

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The heading say's it guys...
At what stage after I boot should the keyboard and mouse start? When I switch on my PC I get this screen...
AMIBIOS © 2011 American Megatrtends Inc.
ASUS P8H61-M LE/USB3 ACPI BIOS Revision 4501
CPU: Intel ® Core ™ i7-2600K
CPU @ 3.40GHz SPEED: 3400MHz
Total Memory: 16384MB (DDR3-1333)
USB Devices Total: 0 Drive, 0 Keyboard, 0 Mouse, 5 Hubs
Detected ATA/ATAPI Devices...
NO Keyboard Detected
Press F1 to run SETUP     
How am I supposed to do this, if there is no keyboard detected? 
My keyboard and mouse don't kick in until just after I see the 'Starting Windows (animated flag screen)'. Which isn't much good, if I want to enter the BIOS!

A:At what stage after I boot should the keyboard and mouse start?

If your keyboard is connected via usb switch to the ps2 port (do this when the system is OFF) and boot. Enter the bios and look for a setting that says "usb at boot" or something similar. Enable that option, save the change and reboot. Shut down the system and switch the keyboard back to usb (or, if you prefer, you can leave it connected to the ps2 port)

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Some of the time when I start my pc windows loads but when the desktop opens the pc wont recognise any movement form my keyboard and mouse. The light is on on the mouse so it has power but the num lock / caps lock lights dont come on on the keyboard This has happened many times now but normally if I hard reboot the pc a few times it is fine. But I'm just wondering what causes this or how I can fix it. Also pressing num lock sometimes makes it work.

keyboard - razer black widow

mouse - logitech g400

mobo - Asus P8Z68-V Pro/Gen3

cpu - i7 2600k

A:Sometimes when I start my pc my keyboard and mouse dont respond

Check this Basic Diagnostics Tool

Troubleshoot keyboard problems

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I have an 80 GB hardrive with windows XP service pack 3, and everytime i start the computer, the mouse will freeze along with the keyboard until I restart it, but than it repeats. Help!

A:Mouse and keyboard freezes after a few minutes of start up

Do the keyboard and mouse freeze at the windows logon screen or after? What kind of keyboard and mouse do you have?(PS/2, USB, wireless)

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Hey everyone!

So I recently migrated my OS to my new SSD (along with some programs as well)

Now there is a weird problem when I boot up the mouse and keyboard are not recognized immediately, then I hear the new USB device sound twice, one for the mouse and one for the keyboard then they work after that, but it takes around 1-2 minutes for them to start, it's as if the USB ports are slower to start... any idea why this might be happening??

I tried to uninstall the drivers/reinstall, didn't work.


A:Mouse and Keyboard do not work at start up, takes 1-2 mins

The only thing I can think of is you have them set at delay startup in Services. Go to Start and typer in service. When in service find you mouse and keyboard and right click on it and go to properties. You should see your choice of selections.

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Okay so, I've been getting this problem lately where both my mouse and my keyboard start acting up after a few hours of the computer being turned on. What happens is that the keyboard stops using it's normal functions (ie. pressing m to type m) and starts doing a number of different things instead, ranging from not work at all to opening programs and closing them down by pressing F keys and pressing unique characters such as umlauted letters. The mouse also acts up, trying to run programs in administrator when they are pressed on the windows bar at the bottom.

The computer is pretty brand new (a month old) and I've been using a new mouse and keyboard since buying it also. I've tried unplugging and resetting the keyboard when this happens but the only thing that seems to reset the issue is restarting my computer which fixes the problem. I'm kind of stumped on this one and don't know what is causing it so any help would be appreciated.

Tl;dr - My peripherals start doing weird things like opening programs on left clicking randomly.

- Jordyi

A:Keyboard and mouse both start acting strangely after a few hours

Do you have anything running in the background and have you tried system restore? Also have you done anti-virus scan?

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I have a Dell XPS 400 (DXP051, BIOS version A05, 05/30/06) Windows XP desktop PC with a UBS keyboard and UBS mouse. It has an Intel Pentium D CPU at 2.80 GHz, dual core, 64 bit Intel EM64T.
My problem is that both the mouse and keyboard are nonresponsive after boot-up when the ?Windows Welcome, click user to start? window comes up. (Both DO work perfectly in boot mode and in the diagnostic tests.) I?m not sure what the problem is - the computer has always worked fine until this problem. One clue is that after a Windows update on ~ 12/17/12 the shutdown got hung up after hours of attempting and so I turned off the power and shut it down that way.
I have tried many things (with no result), all while trying all mouse functions and keyboard functions such as arrow keys, num-arrow keys, Windows symbol key, various combinations of alt, ctrl, shift, delete, esc, and numlock keys, etc. Since I have no functioning mouse or keyboard at the Windows welcome page I have shutdown the computer with the power push button on the computer which seems to do a ?proper? shutdown. Things attempted (again all with no result):
1. Disabling the Integrated NIC (factory default setting is on/ enabled) under ?Integrated NIC? in SETUP.
2. Enabling the Integrated NIC with PXE enabled under ?Integrated NIC? in SETUP.
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Greetings oslecw to TSF,

Reading your post, I recommend that you shutdown the computer; then, power it up again, gently tapping whatever Key you use to enter SETUP.
Once in there, reset all options back to default, and allow the computer to restart.
Post back with the results.

Kind Regards,

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i am facing a strange problem.today when i started my system i was unable to use mouse or keyboard on start menu.i could click on start button but when i want to launch any application, mouse does not select it, now if i move arrow keys while mouse pointer still on start menu the entry where the mouse pointer is get highlighted but when i click on it nothing happens.same thing is with keyboard when i use windows button or ctrl+esc menu pops up but arrow keys do not work.every time i want to start new application i have to press ctrl+alt+del and use run from there.and another thing is that once i click on start button menu pops up but when i click again on start menu it remains there, but before if i click repeatedly on button, menu pops up every time.

problem is only with start button and menu.

i can't figure out what went wrong.last thing i did was installation of tor bundled with privoxy.

please help.

A:Solved: mouse keyboard not working on start menu

installation of tor bundled with privoxy.
And what might that be?

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I have recently purchased Vista Business and it has been running OK for about a week with some assistance from Microsoft support. This morning I woke up and the system won't boot. I put the Vista disc into the PC and I get a page that comes up called "Install Windows" with 3 selections:Language to InstallTime and currency formatKeyboard or input methodHowever my mouse and keyboard do not allow me to make the appropriate selectios or click the "next" button to continue.
Can anyone help?

A:Vista won't start and mouse and keyboard (both Wireless) don't work

Hello Scoop, and welcome to Vista Forums

If they are USB, then double check in your BIOS settings to make sure that you have a "USB Keyboard/Mouse Support" at dos or boot type option enabled.

You might also test by having the wireless receiver plugged into different USB ports to see if it may be a problem with that USB port.

Hope this helps,

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Hi, so I built a pc and it worked great for 3 days then all of the sudden I went to turn it on one day and then it loaded up to bios fine then went to load up windows 10 and I got a black screen without access to my mouse or keyboard and I don't know what to do

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I'm having big problems booting my Windows 8 system. When I first boot in the morning, the keyboard and mouse do not work either on the boot screen or once the system has finished booting. However, the system appears to be running normally except that I can't interact with it. After a few reboot attempts the keyboard/mouse do work and the system is then useable. I did originally have the same problem when I installed Windows 8 some weeks ago, but it disappeared and now has come back. I'm concerned that eventually I will not be able to reboot at all with a working keyboard/mouse.

The system is dual boot with Windows 8 on one disk and Windows 7 on the other. The keyboard/mouse are wireless usb, but a PS2 mouse does not work either. Also the wireless keyboard always works OK in BIOS setup.

I cannot find anything anything relevant in the event logs. Can anyone suggest what I can do to further investigate?
The system summary is:
OS Name MicrosoftWindows 8 Pro
Version 6.2.9200 Build9200
Other OS Description Not Available
OSManufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name ARTHUR
SystemManufacturer System manufacturer
System Model SystemProduct Name
System Type X86-basedPC
System SKU To Be FilledBy O.E.M.
Processor Intel(R)Core(TM) i3 CPU 530 @ 2.93GHz, 2933 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4Logical Processor(s)
BIOSVersion/Date American Megatrends Inc. 1302, 25/04/2011
SMBIOS Version 2.6
Embedded ControllerVersion 255.255
BIOS Mode Legacy
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A:No mouse or keyboard when system is booted

Rebooting this morning many many times I just couldn't get a working mouse/keyboard at all.

Eventually I decided to boot my Windows 8 installation disk and go from there. Disaster - the BIOS would not boot the DVD drive - the Windows 8 boot screen from the disk drive always came up. I know the DVD drive is working, and I've booted from it many times. This has to be the motherboard - the Windows 8 installation doesn't mess with the BIOS, does it?

Eventually as I was trying everything I could think of, I got a working mouse (at about the 30th boot attempt). For the moment I have a usable system and won't shutdown (until there's a power failure).

I'm now almost certain I've a motherboard problem. Can anyone think of any other possibility?

If anyone has any comments or suggestions I'd really appreciate it.

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Hello Everyone!
I have P4 system. And Windows xp installed.
The problem is, on browsing internet after 2 hours the computer
becomes stop with no mouse movement.
When It hits CTRL+ALT+Delete then it works well... but after few
moments Mouse/keyboard becomes stable and also the whole operating system stops responding...
The only way for me at that time is to hit restart button of the pc. Then again works. and problem repeats after some time..

Please tells me its a software or hardware problem..
I have installed the Windows XP SP2 and SP1 one by one by formating C drive
but the problem exist...

A:Mouse/ Keyboard or System problem?

It could be heat. Make sure your pc is free of dust and that all fans are working properly.

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I forgot where the setting is to allow the system to wake up upon hitting any key or moving the mouse. I looked under bios but don't see anywhere that I can change the setting to do this. I used to be able to get out of hibernation just by moving the mouse and keyboard. Can someone refresh my memory? Thanks

A:How to wake up system with mouse/keyboard

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After 30-60 minutes of job my mouse and keyboard stop responding but lights ara still blinking

A:Mouse and keyboard randomly stop working and then it start to blink

Have you tried replacing them?
If this is a work computer...have you contacted the organization's IT personnel?

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Hi, Im unable to make Windows recognise my Keboard and the Mouse has trouble starting showing Error Code 10 in Device Manager.
Please note that there is no Keyboard entry in Device Manager.
Few recent modifications and procedures I have made I have made:
1)Uninstalled VMware
2) Removed few Infections via MSE
3) Edited Registry (HKLM\...Control\Class\{4D36E96B-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}]) to include only kbdclass
4) Ran System Look for the said entry
5) Ran ComboFix to create a Log
6) Ran Mini ToolBox
7) Ran DDS
The only thing I dint try is System Restore and Safe Boot. This is because, the person at the other end doesnt know how to perform it and that I may loose Connectivity
Although Im not physically present to troubleshhot..Ill try to do as u say via TeamViewer
The keyboard seems to light up when in boot..but Windows doesnt recognise it.

A:Vista no Keyboard and Unable to start Mouse(Error Code:10)

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Looking for someone to assist an illiterate computer user!

I have a HUGE problem and am hoping someone will tell me it's NOT my motherboard and I'm just not computer savvy!

My computer was working fine (Win95). Hubby decided to turn it on and got a large static electric shock. The computer booted up just fine but when it got to the point where it was to load the desktop icons, taskbar, and such, all it did was load my wallpaper and display a "cute" little message. (Not so cute to me) The message said that windows was unable to detect a mouse. It also stated that I could turn the computer off to install a PS/2 mouse.

I checked the mouse connection and wire, they were fine. I rebooted thinking it was just a fluke. Same thing. I then decided I would reboot and try to enter the setup?(whatever it is called where you can choose to start in safe mode,ms-dos, create a bootlog etc) and maybe try safe mode or ms-dos. Upon rebooting and attempting to enter setup via F8 (this is the proper way to do it for my system), it acts as though it doesn't read the keyboard. Absolutely nothing happens.

When I power the computer on, the lights light up on the keyboard and promptly go out. Not even the numlock light stays lit. I have tried using various keys and combos to enter the setup to no avail. So it appears as though BOTH the keyboard and the mouse do not work on the computer any longer. (I am sure if/when I fix the mouse problem I will get a message saying the k... Read more

A:Mouse not detected/keyboard not functioning/unable to get to start menu

Hello Coplover.

Here's a couple of things to try. First try another keyboard if you have access to one. Next unplug the computer, remove the cover and clear the CMOS by either using the appropriate jumper or removing the battery for several hours. (It is best to find the jumper since it may take several days by just removing the battery.) While you have the cover off look for burned wires or places on the mobo. Also check all connections. If all else fails you might could get a USB keyboard and/or mouse to work. Hope this helps.


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Hey guys,
Basically what it says in the title, when I boot up in windows 7 my keyboard and mouse don't work, and device manager says that they "cannot start (code 10)". But what's really weird is that I can use the keyboard to get into BIOS and muck around there. Now where it gets REALLY weird is that when I boot it in Ubuntu (I have ~30 gigs partioned off for a dual boot when I need to fix something or I suspect that I have a virus) both work absolutely fine.
What's going on?

A:Solved: Laptop built in keyboard and mouse cannot start (code 10)

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Hey! Okay so this morning I used System Restore to restore my pc to a previous date. It restarted and updated, then when I turned on my pc it started up normally and went to the log-in screen. Except both the keyboard and mouse weren't functioning. I read some other forums and posts about this, but it seemed other people who had this problem were able to use the kb/mouse during safe mode. I can't use them in either normal nor safe mode, so I can't even log-in. I have a Dell desktop pc, any ideas on how to fix this?

A:Keyboard/Mouse failure to do with System Restore

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I was directed here after posting this in the Hardware section. (though I doubt it's malware, but doesn't hurt)

I'm having problems with introducing a new mouse and keyboard to my computer system without causing a BSOD eventually. What's the proper way to introduce a new mouse or keyboard to a computer system without causing BSODs?

It could also either be totally related or unrelated that this error Encyclopedia entry: Program:Win32/PowerRegScheduler - Learn more about malware - Microsoft Malware Protection Center is detected by Microsoft Essentials at the beginning of every reboot when a new mouse and/or keyboard is plugged in.

Thank you

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