Keyboard and mouse freezing on Intel D865PERL Help!!

Help!  I have a Intel D865PERL with a 2.4 CPU and 512M Ram.  It has ran fine for a year now. I noticed the mouse slowing down in movement.  Now when I boot up it comes to the desktop fine, mouse works, programs work.  As soon as I try to type on keyboard the computer freezes.  Background...  Windows xp Pro sp1 and sp2, neither worked.  I also noticed that the keyboard is not getting an assigned IRQ in device manager, I would assume it would be IRQ 1.  I have also uploaded the latest Bios from Intel. I have just formatted and reinstalled OS.  Keyboard worked for about 2 hours then started freezing again.  I can RDP into workstation and typed with no problem.  I am thinking keyboard port going bad on motherboard. Any suggestions??
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A couple of things to try,
1. Test with a USB keyboard and see if the problem persist.
2. Have you checked the IRQ settings in BIOS?
3. If these problems occured after installation of SP2 I suggest you
boot to safe mode and try it there.
Hope this gets you on your way,
you can try burninTest to help you diagnose:      

You can try usb mouse + kbd, or if you have those, ps/2 ones
Enter the BIOS and set it to 'Load Optimal Settings'... That should do it...

Good luck

Keyboards and mice are cheap, so throw them to one side as a faulty (keyboard usually) will burn out motherboard controller. If the problem resolves be sure to cut the cable on the old keyboard, I had a student kill 4 motherboards for keyboard use by swapping a faulty one with 'live' systems.

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