PC wil not boot (with wireless mouse)

  RLMTS 21:16 08 Sep 2010
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Hi,

My PC refuses to complete the boot procedure if I leave my wireless mouse receiver plugged into a usb port?

I can't seem to find anything useful to tweak in the BIOS, any ideas?

Windows XP Pro SP3

  northumbria61 21:22 08 Sep 2010

You need to check/change the boot order in the BIOS - the wireless mouse is USB and is the cause.
You need to set your HDD to boot first.

  RLMTS 21:28 08 Sep 2010

Thanks N..61
Yes, I originally thought that.
It's set to boot ftom CD first, then HD second.
?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:30 08 Sep 2010

Leave as CD first HDD second disable all other devices in boot order.

  northumbria61 21:43 08 Sep 2010

Fruit Bat - personal preference I suppose - I prefer to boot with HDD first and "press any key" to boot from CD if need be - which is very rare in my case.

  RLMTS 11:56 09 Sep 2010

Thanks Both,

My boot priority seems fine?
1.CD
2.HD
3.Disabled
4.Disabled

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Any other ideas please?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 12:12 09 Sep 2010

Is it the same with any other USB device plugged into the same port?

the only other thing I can think of is failing PSU and the USB device drawing power away from MOBO or hard drives.

  RLMTS 15:25 09 Sep 2010

OK, Thanks FB,

But once it's booted up, I can plug it in and it works fine.

It's just that we always forget ot take it back out before shutting down... then next time / day!

(Damn thing! LOL)

  RLMTS 22:30 24 Oct 2010

Fruit Bat,

Forgot to answer one of your questions regarding other usb devices.

Booting does NOT stall if a usb memory stick has been left plugged in.

The USB mouse receiver is a Logitech MX Revolution (if that's any help?)

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:43 25 Oct 2010

Try disabling boot from LAN in BIOS it may be looking for a network to boot from via the wireless stick.

  tullie 15:57 25 Oct 2010

If i leave my usb external drive plugged in,my pc wont boot,otherwise no problems.

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