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    Uninstalled chipset drivers, and now won't boot properly.

    Having a bit of a strange problem and need some help,

    I was updating my chipset drivers after I uninstalled my old driver I rebooted and it got to the windows logo and after that it just stayed black. So I rebooted and went into safe mode managed to get the user selection and couldn’t use my mouse or keyboard.

    Now am sort of stuck, my keyboard works at load up but soon as I get it to boot either into safe mode, or boot vga it doesn’t work. (i'm assuming it deleted my graphics drivers too)

    I would try using a ps/2 set, but being their so dated I’ve chucked them. I’ve tried USB to ps/2 adapters with no luck and I’m out of ideas.

    Other than buying a ps/2 mouse/keyboard is anyway around this problem?

    If it wasn’t for the fact I can’t save my data off the main hard drive I’d have just reformatted and reinstalled by now

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    Re: Uninstalled chipset drivers, and now won't boot properly.

    You might be able to re-install from recovery console, or by using the install disk to repair the installation. You don't say what OS you are using btw.

    As and aside - for the future - it is always a good idea to create a separate partition for user data - then you can reformat and reload the OS with minimal risk to your data - and it makes backing up easier too.
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    Re: Uninstalled chipset drivers, and now won't boot properly.

    Sorry I left it a bit vague it was a hurried post, it was windows xp.

    I managed to borrow a friends pc and back up the data off the drive and before reformatting I tried reinstalling windows from the recovery console like you suggested, it appears to have worked although start up appears to take a lot longer now.

    At least it's got my pc working for now and I can reformat when I have the time, thanks

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    Re: Uninstalled chipset drivers, and now won't boot properly.

    hi
    i have the exact same problem and i've been trying to research on how fixing it and i believe this is the best site i've found. I would just like to know if the back up of the data is still necessary if you reinstall windows. And also reinstalling xp with the disk, do i press set up windows now or do i simply repair the installation using recovery console and if yes how?

    thanks a bunch, hope this post isnt dead

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    Re: Uninstalled chipset drivers, and now won't boot properly.

    Some BIOS's have an option to show USB keyboard + Mice as PS2 devices. Worth checking

    You only need to backup data if you reformat the drive. Simply overwriting the Windows installation shouldn't cause data loss, although if something goes wrong it can happen.
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