mouse keyboard inactive after boot
Posted on 2003-11-19
Okay I am in desparate help.
I am running windows xp - amd was using my machine fine yesterday. However, when I switched it on today it got to the windows logon screen and i was unable to use my mouse or keyboard. I checked the obvious like the plugs at the back of the machine but still nothing. I rebooted and tried to get in to setup, which I could, and in the bios setup i was able to move around using keyboard keys. Which I think shows that my keyboard works to some extent, meaning that it is not broken or something!
I then went in to safe mode, and tried to logon, but again my mouse and keyboard didn't move. I tried all these a few times, and switiching the machine off (as if that helps! - its sometimes seems to do the trick).
I then used my windows xp cd, to boot off that and go and repair my setup which I did, and manged to get in to dos. Where i can type no problem. What shall I do?
Does this sound like a virus? I have installed some software recently, I thought norton would have picked anything up, but obviously not!