Mouse and keyboard stopped working in Windows XP Media Center edition

I moved my Gigabyte Media Center and on boot the mouse and keyboard suddenly stopped working. Works fine to access BIOS and F8 key to get to safe mode - which also has no mouse or keybpard functionality. So with any form of Windows I have no input control. It is not a fault with the keyboard as it works in boot up mode. Tried alternative USB mice and keyboards all to no avail. There are no PS2 ports on the machine. I've found a few examples of this fault on the web but no real answers. Seems like the windows drivers for mouse and keyboard are corrupt? But how do I get in to reinstall - machine is from now defunct Evesham, I do not have a recovery disk or serial number. Any help woudl be gratefully accepted!


Hi Keith,


Thank you for your response and keeping us updated.


I would suggest you to run the Hotfix from the following link and check if it helps.


USB devices stop working in Windows XP Media Center Edition



If the issue still persists, please do not hesitate to let us know. We will be glad to help you further.

K.Z. Sharief Khan
Ex-Microsoft Forum Moderator

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Last updated May 24, 2019 Views 1,707 Applies to: