Dell Dimension 9150 (no PS/2 ports) - Win XP-SP2 loading (at drivers stage) kills KB & Mouse
Posted on 2009-04-30
The system's 80GB drive was infected with Virut & Reader_.exe trojan, partially cleaned, and then could not be stopped from reboot re-infect Placed drive on clean PC (via USB) to finish cleaning it. No critical system files appeared to have been deleted, quarrantined, lost (in the log of results).
Now, with drive back in Dell 9150 WinXP, it boots normally but KB & mouse both die during driver loading stage. Not able to do the login or continue. Happens in Safe Mode -AND- EVEN booting from MS WinXP-CDROM TOO! Arrives at "Welcome to Setup" with USB KB dead --- so I can't even do a repair install!! I have Acronis Echo W-S with Universal Restore. I have made a disk clone & TIB mage of the drive (mouse & KB work OK in Acronis). Now if I do a a Universal Restore recovery, will the special ONE-TIME next boot's reverting to a "first boot - detecting H/W" mode be likely to rebuild the driver set and repair this issue?
Any other ways to delete a file or copy a file to break out of this dead end boot process?