Mouse not found and keyboard issues
Posted on 2006-04-21
I am having trouble with a computer I am currently setting up. I bought a motherboard off of ebay a month or 2 ago and set it up with all the neccessary components (I have built many computers) I then booted it up but it couldent find a keyboard attached. After several attempts to get into the BIOS I decided it must be the keyboard so changed it. I should probably mention at this point that they are bothe PS2 keyboards. After that keyboard failed I opened the case and looked at the PS2 jack. It had a small black cross on it, which to me indicates a faulty part. Fair enough, I called the seller and he agreed that it must be a faulty part. However I decided to keep it because I could always use a USB keyboard... right? So i tried a USB keyboard... nothing, no response or anything. I sometimes managed to enter the bios but it was extremely delayed and only happened every so often. I made sure all the neccesary settings were enabled to allow it to work etc, but to no avail. Then on an off chance I unplugged the mouse and all worked ok, I managed to set up windows 95 with no problem (using 95 because a friend of mine needs me to). and now I am stuck, because I have now tried a PS2 and USB mouse, neither of which works, and when i boot into Windows, I just get a "No mouse was detected..." dialogue box, which i cannot exit, because again my keyboard wont work! Must be because a mouse is plugged in.
Any ideas how to overcome this problem?
Any help would be greatly appreciated,