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No mouse or keyboard response during Sysprep mini-Setup

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This article was previously published under Q283079

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If an unattended Microsoft Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 installation occurs in a factory environment during which there is no mouse or keyboard attached to the computer, when the computer is in mini-Setup with a PS/2 mouse and keyboard attached, neither device works.

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This problem only occurs on computers that have an ACPI compliant BIOS. Computers that have no BIOS settings, or that have auto-detect settings for the PS/2 port are prone to this issue.

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To work around this problem, you must force the mouse and keyboard to be reinitialized during mini-Setup. To do so, add the following lines to the [SysprepMassStorage] section of the Sysprep.inf file before the unattended installation begins:

Note Change the path of the Windows XP installation to the %SystemRoot% path in your installation.

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Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

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Keywords: kbenv, kbhardware, kbprb, kbsetup, KB283079

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Article Info
Article ID : 283079
Revision : 7
Created on : 1/15/2006
Published on : 1/15/2006
Exists online : False
Views : 492