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Keyboard & Mouse

My Keyboard and mouse won't do anything when I turn my computer on. Can you help me. My computer is in power safe mode and I don't know why?

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  • Anonymous Feb 28, 2008

    How can I delete my keyboard and mouse from my computer if they aren't working?

  • Anonymous Mar 11, 2008

    can't get combuter out of safe mode


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Go to safe mode. Delete your keyboard and mouse from device manager.

Windows should redetect both on boot and use the generic drivers. Hopefully that will get you to where you can use them again in regular windows mode.

Wierd problem...never seen that one before. Good luck

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The best option it to purchase or borrow another mouse. I'm sure a neighbor, friend, relative or co-worker has a spare mouse.

You could try booting into Safe Mode and see if it will go to your desktop without a mouse. If so you'll have to use the keyboard shortcuts to get around.

Turn off the computer, then hit the power button to turn it back on and immediately start hitting the F8 key repeatedly until you see SAFE MODE. Take the Safe Mode With Networking option (this will give you internet connectivity) and let it boot up. Safe Mode will look different to you, the screen will be darker and the icons bigger, this is normal.

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If they still don't work try booting up in Safe Mode.

Turn off the computer, then hit the power button to turn it back on and immediately start hitting the F8 key repeatedly until you see SAFE MODE. Take the Safe Mode option and let it boot up. Safe Mode will look different to you, the screen will be darker and the icons bigger, this is normal. If the work in Safe Mode then you probably have a virus or infection that has hijacked the keyboard.

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no need for it just try to restore the computer to a previous date at which the mouse and keyboard were working fine..
you can find system restore in start-allprograms-accesories-system tools-system restore..
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Turn on your computer and than when it goes into safe mode hold the power button. Then turn it on. It should prompt you to start in windows mode, start normal, or repair i believe, Your keyboard should work so go to normal and press enter. If your keyboard doesnt work it has a timer and will auto select the highlighted one which should be start normally. After starts normally it should register your mouse and keyboard and you should be fine

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When I restart the computer, the keyboard and mouse do not work. The mouse won't move the cursor and hit cntl alt del on keybourd and nothing happens. I have tries three mouses (one wireless) and two...

Use wired mouse and keyboard (not wireless) and change the USB port you are using to another one.

Connect them directly to the computer, do not use USB hubs.

If no joy reboot in safe mode: turn on your computer and immediately press F8 repeatedly until you get the Advanced Boot screen. Select "SAFE MODE" and press ENTER. After that, restart in normal mode.

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Computer in power safe mode, keyboard and mouse don't work

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i think ur computer hangup after booting
there may be some problum in ur op system . it hase virous.
2nd u test ur mouse and keyboard to another computer if they work correctly u have to reinstall ur op sys
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