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Unable to Open Windows XP

I accidentally disabled the driver for my Microsoft intellimouse and, possibly, my keyboard for my desktop computer. I have had to reinstall Windows XP but cannot proceed past the select account stage because the mouse does not work. I have the Mouse Installation disk but I cannot download the driver because I cannot open a Windows account. I am currently using my laptop to send this message. Please can you offer any advice?

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  • thyde9337 Mar 27, 2008

    To Eagle338: thanks for trying but your solution had no effect on my Dimension desktop, the cursor is still stuck to the centre of the screen. I did try your suggestion on this computer, an Inspiron laptop, and it worked OK. I still feel that I need to download the mouse driver at boot-up but I don't know how to do it. I have the Microsoft Mouse Installation disk. Do you have any suggestions?

  • thyde9337 Mar 27, 2008

    Thanks eagle338: Do you reckon that a plug&play mouse will enable me to reinstall Windows from the Setup disk? The reason is that I have tried to reinstall Windows XP and now it stalls part way through the installation because I need to respond to a question about the driver software for my Panasonic DV camera but I need to use the mouse to make the reponse.



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  • thyde9337 Apr 04, 2008

    To Eagle338 Thanks for your help, I did try your solution but again without success Now Windows etc on C: drive has been replaced. I am now trying replace lost programs and drivers which I am finding difficult since my backups were incomplete. Yes, I have had a very sad lesson.

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Try these combinations..
windows key + Tab or Alt + Tab

Try Ctrl + Tab

Then Tab or Shift + Tab until you get the the desired account. Then hit Enter

Posted on Mar 26, 2008

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    eagle338 Mar 27, 2008

    Your next option will be to try a plug and play mouse to get into windows and then install the drivers for your original mouse.. Plug ad play mice are available for as low as 10-15$

  • eagle338
    eagle338 Mar 27, 2008

    Nope a plug and play mouse will let you log into windows so that you can install the drivers for the mouse you were using before

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