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What registry changes/entries do I need to make in order to disable mouse and keyboard checking?  I need configure a NT workstation without a monitor, keyboard and mouse.  I get errors in event log because the system is looking for keyboard & mouse.
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by:cbo120897
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I think, you can disable them in the devices-list. But what's wrong when you want to edit some thing (without mouse or keyboard).

What's your problem with the errors in event log?

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by:pistole
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Can't you ignore the errors? These errors won't affect the performance of the machine (do they?). If you're affraid the eventlog might overflow, just configure it to "overwrite events as needed" so the log won't fill up
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by:cbo120897
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I have a answer to disables serial mouse detection. But I can only add a comment at this moment.

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by:rxfn80
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Pistole,

The two systems I have set up without monitor, keyboard or mouse have been crashing.  The event log indicates that the system was checking for keyboard/mouse just before the crash.  Also, I am using Timbuktu to access the systems remotely. The system is not painting the mouse cursor.  The mouse still works but is invisible.
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by:rxfn80
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cbo,

I am using Timbuktu to access the systems remotely.  I do not need a keyboard or mouse local to the machine.  Also, access to machine is contrained so I can't use local keyboard & Mouse.
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by:pistole
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Cbo,

I don;t think your crashes are caused by missing keyboard and/or mouse. Recently I made a mistake by using IRQ 12 (ps/2 mouse) for another device (ISDN card). I wasn't able to control my machine because of the IRQ conflict (both keyboard and mouse were dead). But my system was very stable, without mouse and kb.
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by:rxfn80
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I put a mouse and keyboard on the two systems and the crashes stopped.  These systems are scanned/inventoried periodically by SMS.  Although I can pinpoint the times of the scans, I can see no other reason for the system wanting to check if there is a mouse and keyboard in the middle of the night.

You said you had a way to disable the mouse checks?  I don't want to disable the mouse just the checks.
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Go into Control Panel.  Select Devices.  Select Keyboard Class Driver|Startup|Disable and Mouse Class Driver|Startup|Disable.  You may also need to disable the keyboard in the BIOS.
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by:rxfn80
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I don't want to disable the drivers.  I want to stop the keyboard/mouse checks.  The error in the device event log says that checking can be disabled in the system registry under device\keyboard but it doesn't say what to entry to make/modify.

Thanks for trying
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