I could use some advice on trouble shooting a USB keyboard and its interaction with Windows XP.
Scenario: My parents just replaced their old Dell (from about 5 years ago). However, when I looked at their back up, after switching their computer over phisically, I noticed their back up from the old PC was incomplete. Now I have the old computer set up on the side to complete the back-up, yet I can not log in because of the keyboard/mouse issue. I have until the 7th to fix this before I go back to Washington State University for the Spring Semester (go Cougs).
Here is the Problem:
Both Keyboard and Mouse are unresponsive at the Windows XP login page. to the point of num-lock not even working.
Tested: both a wired Dell keyboard and mouse (USB) and with USB-PS/2 converter for keyboard
Wireless Logitech single USB connector
Rsults are the same with both
Keyboard works for BIOS and recovery console.
Problem: I have no other keyboards available to help resolve this problem
Any ideas on what to do next would be appricated.
Thank you in advance,