gateway MS-6312 motherboard USB issue

Gateway Boots and P.O.S.T. s ok and recognises USB keyboard/Mouse combination BUT NumLock lights goes out and no response from Keyboard or Mouse after OS (WIN98) loads. Tried to remove drivers but have run out of options. Will boot in safe mode and have USB support for the Keyboard/Mouse.
Any suggestions.
NigeldkAsked:
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compfixer101Commented:
is there any other spot for a keyboard or is it only usb stuff because it might be using the ps/2 port for the keyboard not the usb port talk it out soon
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CallandorCommented:
Make sure your BIOS has support for legacy USB devices enabled.  If your motherboard is old, you may need a BIOS update.

USB general troubleshooting
http://www.usbman.com/Troubleshooter%20General.htm
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CallandorCommented:
Note that in Win98, you need a driver installed for each USB device, as opposed to WinXP and Win2K.  The Win98 drivers for the keyboard have to be correctly installed - you may need to use a regular keyboard while doing this.
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compfixer101Commented:
maybe another item is taking over it and disabling it because it works in safe mode right????

check to see if there is resource conflict in device manager but if you you do it safe mode you have to go in the properties and check them out manually because it doesn't realize anything is wrong or right
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NigeldkAuthor Commented:
1. It is only a USB system. It doesnot have seial or PS/2 ports
2. USB is enabled in the BIOS
3. Cannot use regular keyboard(i/m assuming you mean a PS/2 or AT keyboard)
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4. you picked it right-safe mode does not assist with resource conflicts. I have removed a lot of drivers but still loses the keyboard/mouse during final stages of drivers loading in WIN98
More Ideas please as they all check what I have doen
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NigeldkAuthor Commented:
Dear Sirs,
  Sorry fior the non return of comments etc. I have had an Exchange server down for the last week and other bits and pieces (no real excuse). I finally resolved the conflict by reformating again with the actual CD supplied by the user and it setup correctly. Thanks for those that responded and please accept my apology.  Sorry to compfixer, the errors were more advanced than your responses, although good reminders for basic troubleshooting, if you want 'points' (whatever they are)  take them please
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compfixer101Commented:
sure i will take the points if all agree

no prob i understand i get sort of forgetful

usb i am not very famiarly with since i rarely use it since i am more of out of date user type of person
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CallandorCommented:
I wouldn't mind compfixer101 getting the points for wanting to help, but the accepted answer was "reformatting again with the actual CD supplied by the user", so how is that going to work out?
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NigeldkAuthor Commented:
I have read the information on how to close the question and it seems that since nobody could offer a fix and I answered the question myself and posted the same in the my comment, then I guess nobody gets the points so I ask that the question be closed and hopefully assist them some other time.
Nigeldk
  I will have a look at other users problems now....
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