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Windows Budget rebuild - Vista not detecting mouse or keyboard when installing

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by spt, 8 Aug 2012.

  1. spt

    spt What's a Dremel?

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    Finally got around to fixing my pc (wife threatening to remove it from the living room to make space for baby things). All going well until i get to installing vista. Mouse and keyboard working fine in BIOS but when i get to the install screen for vista to simply pick language time etc neither work.

    Help! The wife threat is looming over me!!!
     
  2. ferret141

    ferret141 Minimodder

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    USB K/B & Mouse?

    Can you try the an old school beyboard with a PS/2 connector if your motherboard supprots it?
     
  3. Deders

    Deders Modder

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    What motherboard are you using?

    are the USB keyboard and mouse settings enabled in the bios?
     
  4. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

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    you have to wait for windows to find usb k/boards and mice, ps2 ones work out the box
     
  5. kol

    kol What's a Dremel?

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    Really? My mx518 is connected through usb and works fine through the windows installation.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
     
  6. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

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    it seems to vary from machine to machine, i think it depends on the usb controller on the board, some work straight away, some take a while
     
  7. kol

    kol What's a Dremel?

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    Could be, my mouse is slow of the slowest once i setup the drivers but during windows install its really fast.

    + keyboard should work surely, as they never need a driver.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
     
  8. spt

    spt What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks folks will hunt down an old keyboard today.
     
  9. spt

    spt What's a Dremel?

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    Managed to get vista installed using an old school keyboard. still no usb mouse keyboard functionality.

    Motherboard is gigabyte Z77X-D3H
    Processor I5 3550
    8gig RAM
    128 SSD HD

    Any ideas? Wife is openly mocking me!
     
  10. spt

    spt What's a Dremel?

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    Sorted. had them plugged into usb 3 slots.
     
  11. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    you silly spanner, I'm surprised you had the balls to post that. lol!

    Good luck with the rest!
     

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