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    No input (XP Home)

    Hello, not sure if this is the right place to make this post, have a problem with a machine; mouse and keyboard just don't work, can't therefore get beyond booting. Any ideas please?

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    Re: No input (XP Home)

    Do the mouse and keyboard work to communicate with the BIOS?

    If the answer is no then you have a hardware problem, either 2 faulty components or a faulty motherboard or a silly cabling/connection problem.

    If the answer is yes then you could try starting in safe mode and see what that does.

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    Re: No input (XP Home)

    Questions:

    Are the mouse andor keyboard USB input types or Serial types?
    Is this a new machine or has the problem just developed?

    We need more infomation regarding the makeup of your system.
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    Re: No input (XP Home)

    Hi, they are serial types, it has just developed, older system, doesn't talk with bios even.


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    Re: No input (XP Home)

    Man of few words, huh? Never met a computer that didn't "talk" to its BIOS! If you've tried a replacement mouse and keyboard and it still doesn't work, I'd say it's probably time to replace this "old" computer.

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    Re: No input (XP Home)

    Hey Al,

    Without a working keyboard or mouse, I guess it can't "talk" to the BIOS.
    You're right, indications DO point to a retirement plan for the old machine. ( or at least the MB and CPU )
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    Re: No input (XP Home)

    Yeah, you're right Bob. It was one of those punctuation things where he said "old computer, doesn't talk to BIOS" I just took it wrong. Where's John Gray when I need him <img src=/S/yep.gif border=0 alt=yep width=15 height=15> (Or, more precisely, Lynne Truss) <img src=/S/clapping.gif border=0 alt=clapping width=19 height=23>

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