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WDP and lost keyboard and mouse... RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have been using the Gates Foundation PAC Tool, for several years, and the MS SCT tool since its inception.  I've installed SteadyState, and everything went swimmingly until I applied disk protection, now I have no keyboard or mouse.  This holds true with USB k and m as well.  Safe mode: no good.  When booting to XP CD for recovery, k and m work fine...

    Thoughts and advice appreciated...

    durk...


    Tuesday, November 13, 2007 7:28 PM

Answers

  • Hi Durk,

     

    How about PS/2 keyboard and mouse?  I suspect the problem is related to the keyboard/mouse driver, or there is conflict between the driver and Windows SteadyState. We can disable SteadyState related services from Recovery Console to check this issue:

     

    1. Insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, and then restart the computer to boot from CD.

    2. When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.

    3. Type in the following command and press Enter after each line:

     

    Disable "Windows SteadyState service"

    Disable vcfsvc

     

    4. Restart the computer to Normal Mode or Safe Mode to test.

     

    How to install and use the Recovery Console in Windows XP

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307654

     

    Best Regards,

     

    Wednesday, November 14, 2007 3:33 AM