How to get 'Safe Mode' for rescue 'Mouse' and 'Keyboard' functionability?

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Old 02-11-06, 09:14 AM
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Question How to get 'Safe Mode' for rescue 'Mouse' and 'Keyboard' functionability?

Hi:
After 'System Restore,' Mouse and keyboard does NOT working at all,
even I put a brand new mouse that worked just few second, and it was
dead. Keyboard is flushing 'NumLock' that not able to 'cancel' due to
'dead' keyboard function.

I'm typing this thread by using a friend's computer, because my computer
does not recognize both 'mouse' and 'Keyboard.'

I hooked up both by 'USB' with WindowsXP Home Edition that was
pre-installed by HP.

Only way I can get Mouse and Keyboard is 'Safe Mode?'

How to bring up 'Safe Mode?'

Thanks always for your help in advance.
 
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Old 02-11-06, 09:37 AM
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Can't be done without a keyboard to my knowledge. Most PCs won't even boot without keyboard.

Unfortunately it sounds like you might have a bios issue since mouse and kb are inited well before the operating system loads. If so, there's a reset pin on most motherboards. You might try searching for info on that.
 
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Old 02-11-06, 09:45 AM
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Question Thanks, how to reach "Re-set Pin" on the motherboard?

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>>>>there's a reset pin on most motherboards. You might try searching for info on that<<<<

Thanks for your response.

I'm guessing that it would be 'serious' problem I got after 'System Restore.'

My question is;

How to 'reset pin' on the motherboard?

Since I opened the computer before, then I know inside the computer.
However, I have NO knowledge where 'reset pin' is located, because
there are a lot of stuff inside.

Could you guide me through, ... step by step, ... if you have time to do.

Thanks in advance.
 
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Old 02-11-06, 11:04 AM
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Mouse came back, ... but NOT Keyboard

Hi:
For some reason, functionability of 'Mouse' came back, but
Keyboard is STILL dead.

Having accessed by using 'mouse,' I accessed 'Device manager,' but
NO keybord on Device Manager. Mouse must have been restored in
original state, as seeing 'mouse' on Device Manager.

Do you have any idea to fix Keyboard function by using 'mouse'
that came back after 'disconnected' power cord from the computer.

It's lucky enough got back mouse, but keyboard is still NOT on
Device Manager.

Thanks any help and suggestion on this regard.
 
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Old 02-11-06, 11:49 AM
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Once the case is open and you can see the motherboard what you're looking for is called a jumper. In this case it would say something like CMOS or something to that effect with CMOS printed next to it. What a jumper is, is usually 3 small gold pins that are labeled #1,#2,#3 next to each pin. A black cap covers either the 1 & 2 pin or the 2 & 3 pin by default. To clear or reset the CMOS, you move the pin to cover either set or combo of pins. In order to do this though, to be on the safe side, you should obtain the directions from the motherboard mfg. Sometimes you can also reset the CMOS by removing the small battery for 10 seconds and then replace it.
 
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Old 02-11-06, 01:01 PM
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Arrow Thanks, ... Old 'keyboard' with many 'pins' is better?

Hi:
Thanks for your response based on 'good' knowledge you have.

Digging inside the computer is, for me a kind 'scary' thing to do.
Maybe, waiting over-nite might be fixed, as seeing the mouse came
back after pulled off the cable from the computer.

This is also a very 'crude' thing to think of, ... but, old keyboard in the attic might be helpful to resolve this problem? Because those many tiny 'pins' have more firm 'attachment' to the computer.

Since I didn't do any 'stupid' things except 'System Restore,' then only
thing of which I can think is probably 'USB' going bad or something like
this.

After all, I used that computer for the past five years WITHOUT any problems, this is a very first problem, ... so I need to 'upgrade' for buying more 'sophistacated' enough to handle 'today's' technology?

Wondering which is better solution on this?
Because, I know I have NO good knowledge/experience on attempting
to do this, inside the computer.
Except I love computer like everybody else here, on this board.

Thanks,
 
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Old 02-11-06, 03:57 PM
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Seeing that your mouse is working, try a reboot and see what happens. A simple reboot will fix many problems.
 
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Old 02-11-06, 04:27 PM
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Question Mouse works when without Keyboard

Hi Jeff:
Thanks for your response.

Mouse works ONLY when a cable of keybord disconnected from the
back of the computer.
If I re-connected a cable of keyboard next to 'Mouse,' both Mouse
and keyboard stopped working completely.

I did everything I could think of, ... like pulled off a power cord from
the computer and wait about one hour, other time disconnected a
cable of keyboard completely.

Why this would be causing?
Sound like not because of 'System Restore,' rather 'missing' cab. or
dll, but I have no knowledge on this regard.

One time when I installed Printer CD, a warning box popped up in the
middle of the screen saying, ... 'file is missing, ... "

Any ideas on this would be very appreciated.
 
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What kind of connection is the keyboard? Small round, larger round (approx 1/2 diameter), USB? What brand is the computer and how old?

2 things to try: first, a new keyboard; they're cheap. Second is resetting the bios/cmos jumper. If neither of those things work the motherboard is likely toast.

Since you're not comfortable inside the computer, a mobo change is out so you'll need to replace the whole unit. I'm sorry but I don't see another option. Perhaps you should take it to a local computer shop?
 
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Old 02-11-06, 05:13 PM
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Plug mouse and keyboard in. Push and hold the start button on the front of your computer until it turns off -- assuming it is on. Wait 15 - 20 seconds and reboot. It's worth a shot.
 
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This may sound silly, but, could you have mistakenly switched them? On the back of the case is a small icon of both the mouse and keyboard next to each socket where they plug in. Double check. If you can borrow a known good keyboard, try that and at least ellimintate one item.
 
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Originally Posted by rescraft
This may sound silly, but, could you have mistakenly switched them? On the back of the case is a small icon of both the mouse and keyboard next to each socket where they plug in. Double check. If you can borrow a known good keyboard, try that and at least ellimintate one item.
That may be the best idea yet actually.....
 
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