I decided to do a XP Home Edition repair install after worsening system instability. I have had to physically restart repair install repeatedly because it was freezing when installing devices. The setup finally got past installing devices (does this mean it skipped installing the device that was causing problems?) to the point where I am supposed to enter the CD key and the keyboard does not work.
The mouse works but the keyboard does not. Both are USB devices. The keyboard works at startup when I use it to start the repair install, but quits working as soon as the install starts.
I have tested a PS2 keyboard, same problem.
This problem was occuring before I tried to repair the OS. The keyboard would not work at the welcome login screen of XP. But the mouse worked fine.
Any help please