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Mouse & keyboard not working on leopard 10.5 bootcamp partition with fresh install of  winxpsp2 on mid 2007 20" iMac

Posted on 2011-02-20
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Did a fresh install of leopard 10.5 from new replacement discs right out of UPS from Apple.    Then did fresh install of winxp sp2 into bootcamp partition from new replacement disc right out of fedex package from Microsoft.  Winxpsp2 install went without a hiccup, with the osx mouse and the osx keyboard functional.  Then, as per instructions, inserted the leopard10.5 disc after the bootcamp xpsp2 installation, but windows would not read the disc.    Inserted snow leopard 10.6 disc to install the windows drivers.  Winxpsp2 reads the disc, and installs drivers, including the wireless, the network, the bluetooth, the graphics and others.  But then after the restart, neither the apple mouse nor the apple keyboard nor the windows keyboard works.  Seems that bootcamp 3.1 has some conflicts.    Windows XP install was working OK, just needed the network drivers installed which is why I tried the Snow Leopard disc to install the windows drivers.  Is there anyway to access the bootcamp xpsp2 partition without any keyboard or mouse working?  Anyone know of BootCD repair process? How to get a disc that can install drivers compatible for winxpsp2 and leopard 10.5 without creating Bootcamp 3.1 conflicts?  How to do walk through of manual install of drivers?  Will do wipe and reinstall if needed.  Any help appreciated.  Thanks, Reggie    
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by:quantfoxx
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Just read the apple bootcamp manual:
To install the Boot Camp drivers:
1 Eject the Windows installation disc.
aGo to My Computer.
bSelect the optical drive (D:).
c Click “Eject this disk” in the System Tasks list.
2 Insert the Mac OS X disc.
If the installer doesn’t start automatically, browse the disc using Windows Explorer and
double-click the setup.exe file in the Boot Camp directory.
3 Follow the onscreen instructions.
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Note that the disc may or may not start automatically.  You may have to select it and do a manual start.
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by:quantfoxx
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Looks good.  Will try it.
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