A repair install just replaces all the windows files and leave the rest alone. How Does a computer get Infected? I’ve never seen the keyboard or mouse not work unless the port or device is bad and yours work in the Bios so that should not be a problem. This is an example. Your drivers are not the problem with this dell Welcome to BleepingComputer , a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers.

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Optiplex GX280 keyboard & mouse not working becuase i cant install drivers

There should be a xp license sticker on the box Community Forum Software by IP. I’d be surprised if you had any better video than by keyboagd 16 colors, No sound and no Internet without the Dell drivers.

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F12 is the boot device menu. It will install generic non optimized drivers for the chipset, audio and video and Ethernet. Quite often if you let it sit at the login screen and then tap, Not Hold, the power button so it shuts off, The keyboard and mouse will work on the reboot.

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If you need help with that Let me know. Those hook up to the motherboard with a cable. I wouldn’t expect it to help, however you could get lucky. And since this is a Dell you would be best off using a xp install disc directly from dell In general You may have low resolution or slow drivers for video, sound may or may not work and if it works meyboard may not have all the features, Ethernet may or may not work.

I asked so many questions in last post that im not sure whch one u were refering to when u said “thats pretty much what im saying” but im assuming it means that i can probably use an xp disc thats not associated with any pc maker.


I’ve never seen the keyboard or mouse not work unless the port or device is bad and yours work in the Bios so that should not be a problem. Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer. Your drivers are not the problem with this dell New Keybord Local time: Click here to Register a free account now!

Posted 25 January – This is an example. That will bring you to the latest drivers for your specific hardware as of when it was sold.

Some have PS2 ports in the card slots area. Good Luck Roger Edited by rotor, 24 January – I think that is on top on this model. The Different versions of XP keys are not interchangeable.

That will determine if the Keyboard is working at all. If so then that is good.

I base that on past experience with Dells of that and similar models.