Disabled USB Enhanced on Dell 3100 with no PS2 - now unable to re-enable. Is there a way of enabling?
Posted on 2008-10-14
I've got a machine where the USB enhanced controller has been disabled, meaning nothing works. It's a Dell Dimension 3100 so there are no PS2 ports. Therefore, I can't get into it to do anything as keyboard/mouse both USB...
I need to somehow re-enable this device. I've tried LKGC, Safe Mode etc without any luck. I've tried repair install of Windows, but it doesn't allow use of kb/mouse in this either... The keyboard works fine during POST - I can get into BIOS but as soon as it starts loading Windows, it fails. During Windows setup it is fine until it restarts after copying files and then at the GUI it loses it.
I have access to the hard drive by plugging it into another PC only. Is there any way I can enable this again? Really desperate as I don't want to format the PC as it's got a load of little software programs on that are a nightmare to sort.