USB Mouse Hangup During Windows Install

Here's another one of those “in case you have this problem too” posts.

While doing a Windows-XP repair install, during the “Installing Drivers” phase of the install, a dialog popped up about my nVidia graphics board, asking if I wanted to install the unsigned driver. Yes, I did, but I couldn't tell it that because some short time before that dialog popped up, both my mouse and keyboard became unresponsive.

On a whim, I went out and bought an old PS/2 mouse (really a USB mouse with a PS/2 adapter), and with the PS/2 mouse, it could actually continue. Phew!

(I still hate Windows)

All 3 comments so far, oldest first...

I have a new pc that has no PS/2 mouse slot (or keyboard, either). Have you posibly heard in the meantime from anyone with this problem and no PS/2 slots? Your page is the only one I have found after hours of searching. I am so discouraged. If you have, could you possible drop me a note with the answer? If you can, I would deeply appreciate it. Thank you.

— comment by Grateful on July 19th, 2006 at 12:05pm JST (17 years, 9 months ago) comment permalink

I had this problem too except…my PS/2 ports are also unresponsive. So I’m stuck there, without a keyboard or a mouse, with the driver cd in my drive, but I can’t tell Windows to look there.

— comment by Lawl on August 11th, 2007 at 11:51pm JST (16 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink

i am having the same problem as Lawl. did anyone help him? if so, PLEASE HELP ME…

— comment by Aaron on August 28th, 2008 at 2:33pm JST (15 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink
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