Keyboard problem

  Woodman2 23:14 28 Jun 2008
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Can anyone help me please?
My XP is working ok and I can use the cursor for program operations etc. but I cannot enter any text in Search or for Run instruction nor will f8 work to get me into safe mode. My Recovery CD disk is ignored and boots up from shut down as normal.
Thanks

  birdface 23:16 28 Jun 2008

Can you do a system restore to a time before you had the problems.

  Technotiger 23:22 28 Jun 2008

Or - close down your computer completely, wait 30 seconds, then re-start.

  Woodman2 05:35 29 Jun 2008

Thanks.
System Restore was the first thing I tried. It restored ok but the problem remained and the same with the 30 second switch off.
Today my mouse no longer works!

  Technotiger 07:10 29 Jun 2008

Battery for mouse? What type of mouse?

  Woodman2 07:31 29 Jun 2008

It`s a standard ball operated mouse. I hadn`t thought of a battery! What I meant was the cursor would move around ok yesterday, now it`s stationary in the centre.

  birdface 08:37 29 Jun 2008

Maybe try another mouse.Or delete the driver and reboot the computer see if that works.

  crosstrainer 08:53 29 Jun 2008

Is this a cordless keyboard and mouse?

If so, they can cause problems. Change batteries as suggested, and if that won't rectify the problem, then buy a corded keyboard and rodent!

  Woodman2 10:41 29 Jun 2008

Thank you my friends. A new mouse solved the problem.
Thanks again.

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