XP input hangs on first keypress!



cowpat
07-10-2005, 02:02 AM
Hi,
OS: XP professional with SP2
Problem: The system boots to the log in screen, but as soon as a key is
pressed (eg to enter the password) all input stops, this includes the mouse
which was working up until this point. The only recent changes i've done to
the system are some performance registry settings, and the installation of a
vpn client. Could these have mullered my system? I was using Logitech
cordless mouse/keyboard, but have reverted to the old corded ones to no avail.
If this is a drier issue Is there any way i can get the system to use the
old bog-standard drivers via the xp install disk ( It boots and offers the
repair console)

Thanks in advance for any help

Rick \Nutcase\ Rogers
07-10-2005, 02:02 AM
Hi,

How about in Safe mode, does it do the same thing there?

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"cowpat" <cowpat@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:8CEFAA3E-DD06-463D-B8C4-0BF2AC61B442@microsoft.com...
> Hi,
> OS: XP professional with SP2
> Problem: The system boots to the log in screen, but as soon as a key is
> pressed (eg to enter the password) all input stops, this includes the
> mouse
> which was working up until this point. The only recent changes i've done
> to
> the system are some performance registry settings, and the installation of
> a
> vpn client. Could these have mullered my system? I was using Logitech
> cordless mouse/keyboard, but have reverted to the old corded ones to no
> avail.
> If this is a drier issue Is there any way i can get the system to use the
> old bog-standard drivers via the xp install disk ( It boots and offers the
> repair console)
>
> Thanks in advance for any help

Cowpat
07-10-2005, 02:02 AM
Thanks
but yes, the same thing happens, (and when I tried restoring last good
setup).
I have to admint this is a strange one!
I'm beginning to think that I'll need to reinstall, unless the XP disk
repair will work
but i've not had to use it before

Greg

"Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:u7RAqtHWFHA.3840@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> Hi,
>
> How about in Safe mode, does it do the same thing there?
>
> --
> Best of Luck,
>
> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>
> "cowpat" <cowpat@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:8CEFAA3E-DD06-463D-B8C4-0BF2AC61B442@microsoft.com...
> > Hi,
> > OS: XP professional with SP2
> > Problem: The system boots to the log in screen, but as soon as a key is
> > pressed (eg to enter the password) all input stops, this includes the
> > mouse
> > which was working up until this point. The only recent changes i've
done
> > to
> > the system are some performance registry settings, and the installation
of
> > a
> > vpn client. Could these have mullered my system? I was using Logitech
> > cordless mouse/keyboard, but have reverted to the old corded ones to no
> > avail.
> > If this is a drier issue Is there any way i can get the system to use
the
> > old bog-standard drivers via the xp install disk ( It boots and offers
the
> > repair console)
> >
> > Thanks in advance for any help
>
>

Rick \Nutcase\ Rogers
07-10-2005, 02:03 AM
Hi Greg,

It almost sounds like a hardware issue, but it won't hurt to try a repair
installation first.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"Cowpat" <news@morrispost.co.uk> wrote in message
news:HHmhe.5715$f5.893@newsfe6-win.ntli.net...
> Thanks
> but yes, the same thing happens, (and when I tried restoring last good
> setup).
> I have to admint this is a strange one!
> I'm beginning to think that I'll need to reinstall, unless the XP disk
> repair will work
> but i've not had to use it before
>
> Greg
>
> "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:u7RAqtHWFHA.3840@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> Hi,
>>
>> How about in Safe mode, does it do the same thing there?
>>
>> --
>> Best of Luck,
>>
>> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>>
>> "cowpat" <cowpat@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:8CEFAA3E-DD06-463D-B8C4-0BF2AC61B442@microsoft.com...
>> > Hi,
>> > OS: XP professional with SP2
>> > Problem: The system boots to the log in screen, but as soon as a key is
>> > pressed (eg to enter the password) all input stops, this includes the
>> > mouse
>> > which was working up until this point. The only recent changes i've
> done
>> > to
>> > the system are some performance registry settings, and the installation
> of
>> > a
>> > vpn client. Could these have mullered my system? I was using Logitech
>> > cordless mouse/keyboard, but have reverted to the old corded ones to no
>> > avail.
>> > If this is a drier issue Is there any way i can get the system to use
> the
>> > old bog-standard drivers via the xp install disk ( It boots and offers
> the
>> > repair console)
>> >
>> > Thanks in advance for any help
>>
>>
>
>

Cowpat
07-10-2005, 02:03 AM
Just what I tried...
and it worked! thanks for the suggestion.

Greg


"Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:Ok32u#KWFHA.3076@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> Hi Greg,
>
> It almost sounds like a hardware issue, but it won't hurt to try a repair
> installation first.
>
> --
> Best of Luck,
>
> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>
> "Cowpat" <news@morrispost.co.uk> wrote in message
> news:HHmhe.5715$f5.893@newsfe6-win.ntli.net...
> > Thanks
> > but yes, the same thing happens, (and when I tried restoring last good
> > setup).
> > I have to admint this is a strange one!
> > I'm beginning to think that I'll need to reinstall, unless the XP disk
> > repair will work
> > but i've not had to use it before
> >
> > Greg
> >
> > "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
> > news:u7RAqtHWFHA.3840@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> How about in Safe mode, does it do the same thing there?
> >>
> >> --
> >> Best of Luck,
> >>
> >> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> >> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
> >> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
> >> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
> >>
> >> "cowpat" <cowpat@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:8CEFAA3E-DD06-463D-B8C4-0BF2AC61B442@microsoft.com...
> >> > Hi,
> >> > OS: XP professional with SP2
> >> > Problem: The system boots to the log in screen, but as soon as a key
is
> >> > pressed (eg to enter the password) all input stops, this includes the
> >> > mouse
> >> > which was working up until this point. The only recent changes i've
> > done
> >> > to
> >> > the system are some performance registry settings, and the
installation
> > of
> >> > a
> >> > vpn client. Could these have mullered my system? I was using
Logitech
> >> > cordless mouse/keyboard, but have reverted to the old corded ones to
no
> >> > avail.
> >> > If this is a drier issue Is there any way i can get the system to use
> > the
> >> > old bog-standard drivers via the xp install disk ( It boots and
offers
> > the
> >> > repair console)
> >> >
> >> > Thanks in advance for any help
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
>
>


XP input hangs on first keypress!