Arrgh. Asrock P4i65G i/o help

  bunniboi 10:42 29 May 2008

Hi Guys!

Noobie to thf site here! But pretty good on the old tech side! Right, question for you all:

I have just installed a new P4i65G and 2.6 P4 in my machine. Built it all up and transferred my HDD accross. Now I KNOW what you're going to say about me having popped XP on it a-fresh...that will be my last resort at the moment!

I had a few IDE related BSOD, which I sorted by plugging in my HDD to my old mobo and changing the controller drivers to the standard ones. Now, once I did that, I then loaded up to the login window of XP Pro...only to find that my keyboard (ps/2) and mouse (USB) are not working at all! The they work fine on my old mobo and the keyboard is happy enough to let me navigate through the BIOS, but when it actually loads the login, it stops working, so I can't actually log in...

Now, here's the funny part: The NUM Lock light is on...but that's it. Also, if I plug the mouse in using the PS/2 adaptor, the light on the bottom of the mouse is on, but it's still unresponsive. If I use USB for the mouse, the light flickers for a couple of seconds (and is on while in BIOS) but then goes out when on the main screen.

I'm stuck! I've moved the jumpers on the ps/2 usb power pins to both positions and they still haven't worked.

Help please!! If you can sort this, I'll have your babies!!

Thanks in advance guys!


  Totally-braindead 10:58 29 May 2008

I have never done this as you get issues such as you have posted here. I do a clean install of XP as I have found it creates less problems and takes less time to do a clean install than sort the problems out. As well as not leaving bits and pieces from the old machine on the hard drive.

Only suggestion I would normally have is to boot from the windows CD and repair the XP installation but since you have neither mouse or keyboard I think you are stuck and will have to do the clean install.

Perhaps someone else will come up with some sort of solution but without either mouse or keyboard I cannot see what you can do.

  bunniboi 11:04 29 May 2008

Cheers Mr. Braindead!

What I am going to try once I get home is to re-connect my HDD to my old mobo again and install the new mobo drivers from the disk, then turn it off and pop it all back to my new office is starting to look like the Dr. has gotten into it and started to play about with his TARDIS..ooer...

  paul€ 12:29 29 May 2008

I would disable the hard drive and boot the machine. See if you can enter the bios via the keyboard and navigate. If you can check all the settings then boot a an a prompt and see if it types.

If all is well then try adding the harddrive.

  paul€ 12:39 29 May 2008

Also check the advanced section in the bios. The heading is ACPI configuration. make sure the PS / 2 keyboard power is activated. e.g. enabled.

if it's disabled you may have to use a usb keyboard or reset the motherboard jumper for the bios.

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