Mobo change - Keyboard and mouse don't work 5 replies

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Holy_Phail

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3rd December 2008

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#1 10 years ago

It's such a joke. I recently changed my motherboard and everything has been fixed (I had problems previously with it) and now I have a sillier but more annoying problem. When I boot the PC up and go through the BIOS, my KB and mouse are working fine and I can access all the BIOS features - I enabled most of the USB mouse and KB options including the legacy. Then when the Windows logo appears and loads up the KB and mouse both shut themselves off automatically. I'm then stuck in the login section unable to choose a profile... I tried swapping the USB cables to different slots but to no avail. Do I need to install drivers for both the KB and Mouse? Both of them are USB wired and I dont have PS2 adapters with me.




jjz-

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#2 10 years ago

Did you reinstall windows when you changed your motherboard? Sometimes you don't need to; however, often times changing out a whole motherboard requires a reinstall.




ConstanceJill

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#3 10 years ago

I'd suppose your Windows doesn't have the drivers for your motherboard's chipset, hence why it doesn't recognize your USB devices.




jjz-

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#4 10 years ago

That will be one problem; however, I strongly suggest just reinstalling, because there can be quite a few instabilities caused by switching out the motherboard over windows.

I used do not reinstall, and, iirc, 1/3 mobo replacements gave windows issues that were very annoying to manually fix, and reinstalling would have proved faster.

Now I always reinstall when I switch out a motherboard. I have all my essential software and games either copied to my external harddrive with their configs and such (for online games), or, for single player games, I just use the cds/dvds.




kow_ciller

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#5 10 years ago

As jjz said, try a reinstall of windows. If you have vista you might have a problem though since vista is locked to one motherboard when you activate it.




*The.Doctor

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#6 10 years ago

You might be able to do a repair install, though i'm not sure how Vista would react to that with a different mobo.