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Thread: Oh No!! winXP and coffee??

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    Arrow Oh No!! winXP and coffee??

    you're gonna LOVE this one!

    was just posting earlier (or last night) on how this pc had been plugged in and working perfectly since day one July 2000.

    then guess what??

    well........... never think you are above a simple mistake (stupid stupid stupid one too)

    this morning I had just gotten a nice cup of coffee and it was sitting on my desk, (my keyboard resides under the desktop and slides out, and my mouse lives on top of the desk.)

    not hard to figure where this ones going huh??

    drowned my keyboard and mouse both.

    immediately turned off computer (held power switch in until it went off)

    replaced the keyboard and mouse ( original keyboard was USB) new one is ps2.

    booted up to winXP pro, and it seemed ok (for about a minute), then mouse and keyboard both stopped responding.

    booted up into win98se and it seems to be working ok.

    does this sound like a reinstall of winXP or do you all have some thoughts??



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    I think I would try the safemode remove and reinstall mouse and keyboard drivers
    Also if your bios supports it Turn off USB Keyboard and enable / force PS/2

    If you have to reinstall for something this simple it’s time to install 2K.
    But on the bright side.
    At least you weren’t using the cd-rom tray as a cup holder

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    sitting here laughing!

    thanks Rick




    it's different when it's your pc... when it's someone elses it all is just a logical diagnosis!


    I was FLIPPING Out!!

    this is my baby you know!



    good thing I kept win98 to fall back on!

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    At Least You are able to maintain Our sense of Humor at times like this

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    Sea,

    Just figured out why they call if Coffee...cause it could cost you!

    You spill and you Cough up the fee!

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    Hey...I'm the the one with the kids....you aren't supposed to have those kind of things happen to you....

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    hehe thanks all

    will advise as to what happens!





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    Does this have anything to do with HOW LONG before you have to REBOOT.


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    YODA- no, I think it has to do with the coffee flood.



    okm here it is so far- still back in win98 here- booted to safe mode in winxp and the same thing happened, no mouse or keyboard response after a minute.

    rebooted to "last known..." seemed ok and I was excited (until I pressed the up arrow on my keyboard and then everything stopped again.



    there is some type of repair console but how do you use it without a mouse or keyboard- it is running perfectly- I just can't do anything.

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    Sea,

    Sorry I was wrong...Coughfee is what you pay for the pre-camping doctor's visit! Sorry!

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    guess what??

    since my initial {{drowned}} keyboard was a USB, and I had not enabled ps2 in winXP because there had been no need to.

    I enabled it and all is well!

    hehe





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    Congrats Sea...nice catch!

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    it was just bothering me why it all would work in win98 and not in XP!

    and everytime I would reboot, I was ok until I tried to use the keyboard (you know all the usual shortcuts we use) and when I did- both mouse and keyboard both stopped working.

    took me a bit to figure out though.





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    I hope this isn’t an example of what to expect from XP’s hardware PNP

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    no Rick it is an example of how stupid one can be.

    (me)



    not windows fault that I had disabled ps2 keyboard, or that I spilled a cup of coffee...



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    Is it really, TRUE! sea.

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    Since you changed some hardware on your computer Microsoft requires you to call them for a new activation code.

    I realize this comes a little late but I just found this forum a few minutes ago and couldn't resist.


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    thank you for your input and welcome to pcguide all4114lla


    however, I can assure you that's not the case!

    hehe





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    sea69, It was a joke. Didn't you see that smiley face thing after the comment? And the "couldn't resist" indicated humor, or so I thought.

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    sea....

    Remember the lady who filed suit against The Golden Arch
    when she spilled hot coffee in her lap?

    Ummmm. Hehehe.

    It's gotta hit your lap. It's gotta hit your lap.





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    me and julio, down by........

    "it was julio I tells ya!"



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    At least I could blame it on the kids..........



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    mjc- yeah right!






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    coffee, tea, soda, computer problems, insanity......yeah, all the kids fault.......

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