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Mouse does not work and it seems the keyboard does not either

 

Is it a USB mouse and Keyboard ?

 

Monkey: I have passed on the 90% of problems from deleting when tired to a bunch of people. Nice info.

 

Happy to be of some use motley.

 

It is common as hell for this to happen and it is very easily done. Any system management should only be carried out when we are wide awake and have a good time slot to deal with it.

If you get into areas you are unfamiliar with then call a friend that may be able to help and always cross reference any info at least three times from different sources to verify (Wiki is a dubious source of information and should not be trusted when doing research).

 

We have all done something stupid at some point with our PC’s but the best cure is usually avoidance.

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Dennis: I thought that evertything worked out so kool, that I would try the recovery disk in another computer that had similar issues but the owner (another dghtr) went and bought another computer instead.

 

I do't remember just what the issue was; just could not get on but not sure how far got on. Anyways, the computer takes the disc but then when the screen comes up to choose C:/WINDOWS or (none), I cannot move the the cursor to click on anything. Mouse does not work and it seems the keyboard does not either. Does this mean give it up? When the computer/laptop powers on, the scroll light flashes and so a light next to caps lock key (which is also above the expansion port 2). Probably out of luck but it was exciting to think, as the disk was loading, that I may have gotten a computer out of the deal!

 

Monkey: I have passed on the 90% of problems from deleting when tired to a bunch of people. Nice info.

 

Sorry motley, offhand I have no idea what the answer is to that one. Would pressing return not do anything? I'm thinking one of the choices may be active by default until you change it, and pressing return may work.

 

Apart from that, I have no idea as I've never encountered that situation.

 

Maybe try a different rescue CD. Here are a couple of links to AntiMalware Rescue CD's. You burn them as Images as before, and they boot the PC and give you the opportunity to scan for malware, which may be the cause of the problem.

 

DrWeb Rescue CD:

 

Avira Rescue CD:

 

Good luck with it.

 

 

EDIT: There's actually a list of different rescue disks down the page of the Dr Web link.

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I have come across the same problem with USB keyboards and mice not responding on bootup. Sometimes it is because the PC does not see them until after the bootup. If the PC can’t see it there will be no response when you press a key or click the button before you get to the account login page for password etc. It only happens with some models of mouse and keyboard.

Maybe the motherboard model is doing this also ?

That does not explain your laptop keyboard error sorry. I don't play with laptops so I can't really say what your solution is.

You could try an external keyboard and a standard mouse connector instead of a USB type to see if it responds.

 

In a Worse Case Scenario = If you don’t care about the files on the laptop and just want to get it working then you could always just format the drive, then you can start from scratch with a clean system.

You will need a copy of windows to install on the drive once you have wiped it clean though.

The same Windows Serial No. if using a copy could be a problem for you depending on if you want to take it online for say MS Windows updates.

 

If it is just a problem caused by software it will be repairable one way or another.

If it is a hardware problem you may still be able to fix it but it could just be kaputt.

Has it had water damage or been dropped etc. ?

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I have come across the same problem with USB keyboards and mice not responding on bootup. Sometimes it is because the PC does not see them until after the bootup. If the PC can?t see it there will be no response when you press a key or click the button before you get to the account login page for password etc. It only happens with some models of mouse and keyboard.

Maybe the motherboard model is doing this also ?

That does not explain your laptop keyboard error sorry. I don't play with laptops so I can't really say what your solution is.

You could try an external keyboard and a standard mouse connector instead of a USB type to see if it responds.

 

In a Worse Case Scenario = If you don?t care about the files on the laptop and just want to get it working then you could always just format the drive, then you can start from scratch with a clean system.

You will need a copy of windows to install on the drive once you have wiped it clean though.

The same Windows Serial No. if using a copy could be a problem for you depending on if you want to take it online for say MS Windows updates.

 

If it is just a problem caused by software it will be repairable one way or another.

If it is a hardware problem you may still be able to fix it but it could just be kaput.

Has it had water damage or been dropped etc. ?

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I could care less about the files....just liked the idea of a free computer since the owner has already counted it as obsolete. Could I format the drive (however you do that) with linux. I have a computer that can boot in both microsoft and linux and I wouldn't mind linux if it meant free laptop.

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Try to rescue it first so that you can keep the original OP serial No. if it is a legit OP that is ?

First try the keyboard from your PC, if the laptop has a port that will take it, and try a mouse that has a standard din socket connector as appose to a USB type. That may solve your problem also.

 

Patience is the key so try it, if it does not work and all else fails you could wipe the Ltop drive Via your PC. Windows has instructions for formatting HD?s somewhere but be sure it is the right HD you format :lol:

 

Wait to see what people post here because they may have better knowledge about this particular problem you have encountered. The solution could be a simple one.

 

Nice score on the laptop though ~ free is my favourite price tag also, mostly :lol:

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