Mouse and keyboard not working in Windows xp.

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by tuc-g, Jul 1, 2018.

  1. tuc-g

    tuc-g MDL Novice

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    I changed motherboards and after xp starts the mouse and keyboard do not work. It does see new hardware but it wants me to hit next but can not because windows do not see them yet. I have tried disabling found new hardware wizard but it still comes up. I have tried Sysprep with unattended mode with all the answers but it still gets stuck. PLEASE HELP!!! The mouse and keyboard work fine until xp starts.
     
  2. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    @tuc-g

    And which mobo is it?
     
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  3. tuc-g

    tuc-g MDL Novice

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    MSI Z87-G55
     
  4. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Make sure to use the USB 2 ports, or at least the only available PS/2 one. On the other hand, is there any special reason to stick with XP on such upgraded hardware?
     
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    tuc-g MDL Novice

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    If I do a fresh install of xp they work fine but I need to get this other drive to work. I am willing to pay anyone $20 with paypal for a working solution!
     
  6. vanelle

    vanelle MDL Addicted

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    #6 vanelle, Jul 2, 2018
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    Yes, we are all clairvoyants :throw:
    you have to describe exactly where your problem is

    in the #1 post you say 'keybourd / mouse problem'
    now you say 'get this other drive to work'

    please tell us exact wich hardware you connect to wich mobo port
    wich exact xp version you have install (retail, volume, oem, upgrade, stepup etc - wich SP level - wich xp version (home, pro or whatever)

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    wich external driver do you hve install for usb3 support
    BTW the MSI Z87-G55 support only win7 and above - there is no driver support for xp from MSI
     
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  7. tuc-g

    tuc-g MDL Novice

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    Let me make this clear. I have two hard drives.

    One has a fresh copy of xp installed on it and works fine. This proves that the keyboard and mouse work fine with XP on this motherboard.

    The second drive is from the original motherboard with all my programs on it and I need to get this drive to work with this motherboard.

    When I start windows with my old drive it sees new hardware but then comes up with found new hardware - unknown - but then I am stuck.

    The keyboard and mouse do not work so I can not do anything. When I reboot it just repeats the same thing.

    Somehow I need to get past this screen

    I do not know why sysprep did not work for me.

    Windows Xp Pro - with service pack 3
     
  8. vanelle

    vanelle MDL Addicted

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    ahhhhh

    sysprep cant work for you because this tool can only work on the same hardware typ you setup the master xp - it is for a oem manufactury to make a master for all PC with the same hardware

    1 make a HD backup of your second drive (old) - for security
    2 boot from cd and try to reinstall xp on second drive (old) - do not use the overwrite/ delete or repair option, use the install option (or similar) wich do not delete the HD

    that helps in most cases
     
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    I did make a copy of the hard drive and I did what you said but ended up with windows in a different folder and none of my programs worked. So that did not help.
     
  10. vanelle

    vanelle MDL Addicted

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    äääää
    'ended up with windows in a different folder'

    in this case you have done something wrong
    - do you use the same cd which you use for first install on old hardware ?
    - do you use the same 32bit or 64bit cd
    - do you select the same folder during new setup which you use first time

    wich folder for xp do you use first time?
     
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  11. tuc-g

    tuc-g MDL Novice

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    This does not work. Even when let it install in the windows folder none of my programs work
     
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    tuc-g MDL Novice

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    How can I bypass the found new hardware wizard?
     
  13. vanelle

    vanelle MDL Addicted

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    do you disconect all other HD's from the PC (exept the old one) before you boot from cd and install ?
    the old one shoud be the primary on in the PC

    however
    a other way is to boot your old hd in safe mode

    press F8 during xp beginn to boot -> select safe mode
    (Boot.ini option /safeboot:minimal /sos /bootlog /noguiboot)

    maybe you can start the device manager and deinstall the keyboard and the mouse device in safe mode
    if you dont see your old device, switch on hidden device from the menue

    -> reboot normal
     
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    tuc-g MDL Novice

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    I have given up on this. I did make a VHD out of my old drive and now I can run all my XP programs without a problem.
    It works well.
     
  15. vanelle

    vanelle MDL Addicted

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    Damn it
    Why are you wasting my time?
     
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    why indeed? running XP on that MSI Z87-G55 board was a bad idea from the start (unless OP is running XP thru VMWare Player or any other virtualization software).