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Hardware Thread, New Motherboard in Technical; I'd be inclined (although a little crazy) to go into safe mode and uninstall every piece of hardware it has ...
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    I'd be inclined (although a little crazy) to go into safe mode and uninstall every piece of hardware it has and then boot into normal mode and let it go through and install them itself.

    As for the keyboard/mouse, that's a bit weird ... is it USB or PS2? Anything posh?

    EDIT: oh, and your welcome

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    Nothing posh about the keyboard and mouse, just bog standard. It was working first of all then all of a sudden it won't. Trouble with going in to safe mode the keyboard and mouse don't work in there either now.

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    Ah!

    Now we're a bit pooped!

    Are they both USB or PS2? - I'm wondering whether a usb one will kick it into touch with new hardware detected nonsense.

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    They are both PS2. I'll see if I can borrow a usb version of both from work just to try it.

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    don't run a USB hub in it....I did that with my new rig when I built it, and I had all manner of weird keyboard/mouse/stability/shutdown/lockup/BSOD issues for months...I changed every bit apart from the board, ran diag after diag, tried XP, Vista, Ubuntu. Puppy Linux etc etc..all the same.

    Then I removed the USB hub..and it's been rock solid since..as soon as I plug it in, and connect anything to it - bang..instant issues.

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    What happens when you use a memory stick Sirbendy?

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    I'd guess the USB hub is drawing power from the PC through the USB connection on the m/b, if you were to use a different USB hub that doesn't draw power (or draws less power), you'd probably be alright.

    For info -

    What is the make/model of the USB hub?

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    Tried brand new usb keyboard and mouse but still not working. Keyboard works until windows starts up (safe mode or normal). It can select bios and options for start up modes then nothing.

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    I'd cut my losses and format the sodding thing.

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    I did a little bit of digging around on the internet last night and found a few posts on other sites about this problem. It seems I am not alone. The solution that continually repeats itself is to to do a checkpoint restore from the CD. Apparently this is a fairly common problem in Vista. When some updates are done this problem occurs. Anyway it was too late to try last night so I will have a go this evening when I get home and let you know.

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    Good ole' Vista, another nail in its coffin.

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    lol. You're probably right there.
    The only reason I haven't gone back to XP is that I have so much tied into it now, plus I like the media facilities better. But that was going to the way I was going if I had to reformat and completely rebuild, back to go old XP.

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    It didn't work because I didn't have a checkpoint to go back to.
    So it's back to good old reformat and start again. Should have just done this in the first place.

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