Intermittently, the keyboard & mouse aren't being recognised on startup, usually after a warm boot / reset. I've upgraded the motherboard / cpu and am using XP. I've downloaded and installed updated drivers, but the problem persists, even after uninstalling / reinstalling them. The connectors (PS/2) are fine, so I don't know what to try. Can anyone help please?
I've installed xp 5 or 6 times on this partially upgraded machine, and every time, the keyboard & mouse refuse to work intermittently. The downloading and updating of drivers was a "try and see what happens".
The keyboard & mouse were the same ones I used on the old machine, also running xp. They worked fine there! I'm beginning to think xp isn't closing down properly, as sometimes the "chkdsk" routine appears upon startup. When it does, it usually finds data that it converts into lost files. I wonder if the hard disk is on its way out.
You got it right first time - I upgraded m/b, cpu and memory. Everything was working fine before then, including keyboard and mouse, with old (standard) drivers. What I was going to say next (and will... lol) is that the beep that comes from the motherboard on startup suggests that the keyboard and mouse aren't connected. So I went and checked. What did I find? Yes they were connected ok, but in the wrong place! I feel a bit of an idiot now (well a lot of an idiot). computernerdiamnot, thanks for your help, but sorry for wasting your time. Next time I upgrade a pc, I'll do it in proper daylight, not twilight!