While troubleshooting PS/2 keyboard and mouse problems in Windows 8.1, in Device Manager I uninstalled the grayed out "Microsoft PS/2 Mouse" and "Standard PS/2 Keyboard" and rebooted. Those drivers did not reinstall (like I believe they would do in older versions of Windows) when I boot with just a PS/2 keyboard and mouse connected. In Windows 8, how do I reinstall those two drivers?
The original Windows 8.1 problem was (a) both the PS/2 keyboard and mouse do not work when Windows 8.1 is booted up, (b) the PS/2 keyboard works in the computer's BIOS setup and during the F8 BIOS boot device menu, (c) when a USB keyboard or mouse is connected they work without problem in Windows 8.1, (d) the HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\i8042prt Start value had previously been set from 3 to 1, (e) there is no PS/2 keyboard or PS/2 mouse driver in Device Manager with a yellow icon, (f) without a USB keyboard or mouse connected the only way to shutdown Windows 8.1 (and do a restart) is to press the power button.
I tried to install drivers for my device's website at HP: HP Wireless Button Driver and Synaptics TouchPad Driver, but it did not help. These driver packages do not contain the necessary drivers for my keyboard. Help please. Thank you.
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WORKAROUND- Been down this exact road 6 months ago on a different install and here I am again with the same error on a different Windows 7x64 machine. Nobody has a solid answer to this!? There is no mouse or keyboard control available to the VM after P2Ving. You can't log in with username password as you can't type which is required to install the VM tools so you are stuck. I turned off the VM, removed any and all USB devices, and then added a USB controller. Turned it back on and now I have mouse control. Still no keyboard. No option to add a keyboard either?! So now back at the logon screen I clicked on the accessibility logo on the bottom left and activated the onscreen keyboard. With the onscreen keyboard you can use your active mouse to peck out your typing. I typed my username and password and I am into the OS! If you look in your hardware manager, you will probably see both your mouse and keyboard have been listed as PS2 compatible with a warning they have no driver. Now that you are in, you can install the VM tools and reboot but even after that, you can see the Device manager updates some of the drivers while installing VM Tools but the two PS/2 mouse and keyboard are still Warning yellow. So, in raising the white flag to move ahead, once logged in using the virtual keyboard, I setup the approprite network connections for the VM and then RDP'd into it. Guess what? Typing works!?!?! Just doesnt work through either VM Workstation nor VSphere client!?! Let me know if this worked for you or if you find a better solution. Have a fantabulous day.
I searched for a solution online and after have tried many things I eventually uninstalled the standard ps/2 driver to get it automatically installed on reboot. At least so I thought. After the restart, the driver wasn't installed though and I can't find how to install the driver again.
Recommendation: Novice Windows users are recommended to use a driver update utility like DriverDoc [Download DriverDoc - Product by Solvusoft] to assist in updating HP Keyboard device drivers. This Windows utility downloads, installs, and updates your PS/2 Standard Keyboard drivers automatically, preventing you from installing the wrong driver for your OS.
Finding the correct Keyboard driver directly on the manufacturer's website for your hardware might seem futile. Even if you are experienced at finding, downloading, and manually updating Keyboard PS/2 Standard Keyboard drivers, the process can still be very time consuming and extremely irritating. Installing incorrect drivers may have an adverse impact on the functionality of your hardware or operating system.
This could at the very least allow you to type on your system, albeit via a much longer procedure. For example, you could type in the necessary search term for drivers that you can download for your keyboard (be sure to make sure it's from the manufacture's official website).
Instead of trying the workarounds, a professional driver updater will reinstall your keyboard driver or, even better, all your corrupted drivers. They all deserve this special treatment since no driver problem can remain unnoticed for too long.
An optional feature lets you use a software package called Ghostscript (instead of GhostPCL) to print to any Windows printer. It is mostly inferior to the default GhostPCL method because it provides access to a smaller number of built-in fonts (35 for Ghostscript, instead of 80 for GhostPCL), and makes it difficult to print envelopes and other non-standard page sizes. However, if you normally use a Postscript printer in WPDOS, or you require Postscript-compatible output, then you should choose the Ghostscript method. Using Shift-F7, Select, choose the printer driver whose name begins "PostScript."
Print directly to a PostScript printer: If you really and truly know that your default printer is a PostScript printer, you can print more quickly than you can with the built-in Ghostscript system, and you can print envelopes and other non-standard page sizes that you cannot print (with this system) through the Ghostscript system. If you absolutely know that your default printer is a PostScript printer, you can install any PostScript printer driver, but you must set the printer port as the filename B:\PRINTOUT\WP64.PS - but don't even try this if you don't really and truly know what you're doing.
Dear members,I am trying to buy a new PC (price doesn't matter much but no more then 2,500). These are the few requirements i want:512 RAM30 GBusb 2.0a way to connect to TV via HDMI or S-video inputsat least has windows XP home edition or media center I will be using mainly for selling item on ebay, surfing, downloading vidoes from site like rapidshare and saving to an external HD, watching anime/drama by connecting a TV, and playing MMORPG games like world of craft (but not games that require the latest graphic card etc). I won't be doing nothing like video/picture editing, burning CD or DVD or anything that require a lot of processing power.Please also let me know any other feature I should also look for. thank you very much!
add 20 more bucks to the price i quoted you for 1 gig ram most cheap nvidia graphics cards have a TV out. back in the day i started with the first ATI all in wonder on a pII but after so many issues with their cards and drivers i have avoided themas far as Macs no way! that is such a denial of the individuals freedom (dumbed down) by a corporation more monopolistic that microsoft you will be better building your own in the long runthe parts you can get now would not be outdated but low endif you want outdated you could always get a old pc and format it with a custom(like: eXPerience tiny2003 Vista edition) build of windows as well, i'm certain it would meet your needs with a few minor upgrades.whatever you do, 700 is the price of a very semi high end self built machine, don't spend that much based on what you require
Also, to let you know i will only be using credit card not store credit card (bestbuy,circuit city) so they won't take my credit card if i buy in store (maybe online and if i buy online how long does it take to arrive?)I also won't be saving videos on internal hd but an external seagate hds (5 year warranty) thats because i don't want to have my internal hd give up on me very quick because by downloading videos on it some of the time.I also won't be buying a MAC because it doesn't have enough features like windows, don't play many PC games and a lot expensive.From your comments, Is this the right hardwares for me (i am not purchasing the exact product but similar to it if it meets my requirements):Motherboard[AMD] Asus M2NPV-VM _info.php?part=3875CPUAMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ AM2 DUAL CORE _info.php?part=3805RamKingston Value 1GB DDR2-667 (2x512MB) _info.php?part=4371Video CardGigaByte GeForce 7300GS 128MB (256MB shared) QUIET PCI-E _info.php?part=3783Sound CardCreative X-Fi Xtreme Audio _info.php?part=4487CD / DVD Rom _info.php?part=4479AccessoriesATI TV Wonder 650 PCI TV Tuner _info.php?part=4609Operating SystemWindows Vista Home Premium (it has windows media center)MonitorUndecided (i won't be watching videos from laptop from faraway but by connecting it to tv) should i get a widescreen or normal?should i get a tower pc or something like this: _info.php?part=3889KeyboardMicrosoft Multimedia Optical Combo (black) _info.php?part=1440MouseMicrosoft Optical Tilt Wheel _info.php?part=1654System Price: $1,406.06 (with a monitor)What must also be included in:Dial-up modem (if possible build-in not usb connected)Build-in Fax and Scan without using a fax machine (windowx vista business has it but it doesn't have windows media center so i don't want that) At least 6 Month warrantyCan play HD dvd download videosCan you also tell me if I also buy a Remote Control for Windows Media Center will it work only with windows media player or others like zoom player? Thats all i want to know so please help me out! :) 2b1af7f3a8