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Offline Rio

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Problems logging onto Windows XP
« on: October 10, 2005, 05:50:47 AM »
My pc running Windows XP home edition suddenly required a password to log in.  We have never set it up with different user accounts or passwords.  We just click on "Owner" to get started.  Suddenly it required a password.  In frustration, my wife started unplugging things and wound up breaking the pins on the keyboard plug.  Then, after a few reboots, the mouse quit working.  I brought home a keyboard and mouse from work after I got a few hints on getting into XP as an administrator or using the safe mode but nothing works because the keyboard and mouse don't work.  None of the lights on the keyboard or mouse even light up.  So, now I think I have software AND hardware problems.  Can anyone help?

p.s.  I was referred to this site by SkittlesPC, if that rings a bell for anyone.

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Re: Problems logging onto Windows XP
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2005, 08:13:25 AM »
Hello Rio and welcome to Landzdown  :welcome2:

I moved your topic to "Computer problems" where it will get the best attention :)

The problem you describes is complex, without  mouse and keyboard your actions are crippled. I have no immediate solution other than point out the obvious that you probably already tried. What happens if you plug your mouse into the USB connector?
Or vice verca, if that already is used, what happens if you plug it into the DIN connector (the small green 5-pin plug)

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Re: Problems logging onto Windows XP
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2005, 04:21:31 PM »
Hi Rio!

I had a feeling that was you when I saw the subject!  hehehe

I hope you find an solution to your problem.

Didn't you say something over at Amerikansa.com that you had recently uninstalled something or made a change, when this problem started?

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Re: Problems logging onto Windows XP
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2005, 04:39:05 PM »
p.s.  I was referred to this site by SkittlesPC, if that rings a bell for anyone.

skittlespc??  :uhm: .....never heard of him!   :lol:

rio,  if all else fails...i would try clearing the cmos.  if you are unfamiliar with the cmos jumper (if your motherboard even has the jumper),  then the easiest way will be to pull the motherboard battery for a few minutes.  first,  before anything else...unplug the computer!!  after that open the side panel and touch a piece of the metal frame to discharge any static electricity from your body.  now look on the motherboard for the cmos battery (a small flat round silver batter,  about the size of a quater).  when you find it ...gently remove it.  there will be some sort of a clasp around or over it that you will need to push aside to remove it.  once it is removed,  wait about 3-4 minutes and replace it.  replace side panel,  plug in the power cord and try to restart.

hope you get it working.


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Re: Problems logging onto Windows XP
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2005, 04:49:08 PM »
p.s.  I was referred to this site by SkittlesPC, if that rings a bell for anyone.

skittlespc??  :uhm: .....never heard of him!   :lol:


HIM????  ummm if I am a "him" then I must have some giant warts on my chest that I must have removed!  ROFL