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Windows 7: Mouse/Keyboard weren't working on login


05 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7 Pro
 
 
Mouse/Keyboard weren't working on login

Ok, so for some reason, my mouse and keyboard weren't working at the Windows Login screen for Windows 7. They have worked in the past. Even when trying Safe Mode, it doesn't work.

The keyboard and mouse to light up properly, and the keyboard works fine during POST.

I tried doing a Windows Start-Up repair, and the mouse worked during that portion.

But, when I started switching the cables around in the back, they worked.

So, why is Windows picky about which USB port I use for my mouse and keyboard >,>


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06 Apr 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

It's definitely worth testing a motherboard driver update. Have you experimented with other mice/keyboards?

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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07 Apr 2010   #3

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Well see I've noticed this oddity with Windows XP/Vista/7, on a huge variety of systems. Sometimes it's picky, sometimes it isn't. It's obviously a Windows problem.
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07 Apr 2010   #4

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by silentwulf View Post
Well see I've noticed this oddity with Windows XP/Vista/7, on a huge variety of systems. Sometimes it's picky, sometimes it isn't. It's obviously a Windows problem.
Sounds like it might be...

But it could also be a dirt problem. I've had all kinds of crap happen with even the slightest bit of ditritus in a USB connector. For example: I had one usb port that simply would not recognize anything, thought it was dead... as a last resort I pulled out the spray can of contact cleaner, drowned the thing, inserted and removed a flash drive about 10 times... and it's been working ever since.

Switching the cables around may have simply found a good connection...
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07 Apr 2010   #5

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CommonTater View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by silentwulf View Post
Well see I've noticed this oddity with Windows XP/Vista/7, on a huge variety of systems. Sometimes it's picky, sometimes it isn't. It's obviously a Windows problem.
Sounds like it might be...

But it could also be a dirt problem. I've had all kinds of crap happen with even the slightest bit of ditritus in a USB connector. For example: I had one usb port that simply would not recognize anything, thought it was dead... as a last resort I pulled out the spray can of contact cleaner, drowned the thing, inserted and removed a flash drive about 10 times... and it's been working ever since.

Switching the cables around may have simply found a good connection...
I stated that they worked fine in POST and in Windows StartUp Repair :-|
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07 Apr 2010   #6

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by silentwulf View Post
I stated that they worked fine in POST and in Windows StartUp Repair :-|
I could be wrong... wouldn't be the first time.

I'm not there to personally investigate so you get my best guess...
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