Hi everyone this is my first post so please go easy on me :)
I have in my office a Dell Dimension 5150 that had a faulty motherboard (blown capacitors x 8) so I got a new one exactly the same off the Bay.
My problem is that when booting into windows xp the found new hardware comes up to install everything this got so far and is stuck at audio device asking for me to click next which i cannot do because the keyboard or mouse does not work yet because they are not getting installed before everything else!!!
they work in the bios
they work using UBCD4win
there is no legacy support for usb option in the bios :(
there are no PS/2 on this tower and no serials either.
This problem existed before the replacement motherboard as the only keyboard and mouse that would work was the original ones in the original usb ports (already installed) any new usb ones tried to install but needed to click next at found new hardware wizard, catch 22
safe mode is exactly the same.
the only thing i can think of is a pci = ps/2 card if they exist but i want to get this dell out of my office quicker than waiting weeks for it to arrive.
Does anyone know why xp is insisting on manual installation of every device even my monitor apparently needs installing.
I have tried a few different usb keyboards and mice but same result.
I have the original dell ones here but they are so far down the cue or being installed
please any ideas help would be greatly appreciated.