my brother unplugged his keyboard while his computer was running and now when it starts up either windows doesnt load (gives "no keyboard or keyboard error") or if it does load, the keyboard AND the mouse don't seem to work. i have seen some things about shorts and everything on here but both the keyboard and mouse appear to have power (light up) when they are connected but they don't actually work. to make matters worse he tried this on his other machine as well (the keyboard.. was trying to swap them apparently) and the other machine gives the same error (keyboard not found), loads windows fine, but the mouse works.
are both the mobos fried and worthless? it is a possibility he says that one of the keyboards (which had been plugged into both machines) isn't working properly, so that could be it as well. Anyway if it is the keyboard controller and not the port, is it possible to have that fixed or is it better to just go get a new mobo.
thanks in advance and sorry for the multiple / confusing questions.