Mouse and Keyboard not responding on boot camp since snow leopard upgrade

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by havensk, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. havensk macrumors newbie

    Oct 20, 2009
    Ever since I updated to snow leopard, whenever I boot into my windows partition, it loads fine I just can't type anything nor move the cursor with the mouse at all. I've tried to insert the snow leopard disc while in windows and it doesn't really do anything. Any ideas or help you guys can offer? Thanks
  2. SHankara macrumors member

    Oct 5, 2007
  3. havensk thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 20, 2009
    Using a standard white mac keyboard (came with the computer) and a logitech MX Revolution
  4. macfanboy macrumors 6502a

    Jun 5, 2007
    if the keybaord is wireless, i had the same problems on a 2006 imac
  5. euphoriasonic macrumors member

    Jan 8, 2006
    Hi, did anyone find a response/fix for this? I see many issues with bluetooth keyboard/mouse in XP/Vista for bootcamp, but i am having issues with standard USB keyboards... mouse works fine. Here is my setup, and issues:


    Macbook Pro 2.4 GHz | 4 GB Ram | Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
    Bootcamp: 3.0 with Windows XP Professional SP3 (Vienna 2009 - June Edition)


    NO USB Keyboard will work. I have tried both my Apple new slim aluminum keyboard, as well as standard microsoft and generic windows keybaords, all USB. NONE work in XP under bootcamp, however ALL work fine when running the same bootcamp XP partition under VMware Fusion 2, while in OSX. I was even able to confirm USB keyboard keys for the pc keyboard i plugged in, in VMWare running XP.

    However, i can not get a single USB keyboard to install/work in XP when booting into it. Help? I have tried downloading AppleKeys, AppleK Pro, running both the Leopard 10.5 and Snow Leopard 10.6 discs in Xp under bootcamp... tried updating all drivers... "Found New Hardware" keeps failing, and won't install any USB keyboard - only the built-in macbook pro laptop keyboard works, BUT - My USB Apple Mighty Mouse works perfectly fine. Will not work when plugged into USB keyboard hub, either. I continually get "?" and "Unknown Keyboard HUB" under Device Manager, in Control Panel of XP.

    Any suggestions? I need a keyboard hookup for my desktop setup of Pro Tools LE 8, in Xp!

    Thanks in advance, i've searched google over and over... closest, most-recent thread i could find towards this issue, that was NOT Bluetooth keyboard/mouse related, in Bootcamp.... Thanks!
  6. balananth macrumors newbie

    Feb 1, 2010
    Mouse and Keyboard not responding on boot camp since snow leopard upgrade


    I have the same problem. My keyboard & mouse (both on USB) do not work during Windows XP Prof. SP2 installation on boot camp. My partition for Mac and Windows are all set. but unable to proceed without keyboard response during windows installation.

    [By the way I upgraded to Mac OS X snow leopard and using its boot camp utility]

    Did anyone find a work around for this?

  7. musimann macrumors newbie

    Apr 8, 2010
    I have the same problem it sounds like. Upgraded to Snow Leopard from Leopard. I can boot up in XP but I have no control of the keyboard or track pad. I tried a USB mouse with no luck. So there is no way that I can see to install the new drivers.

    Looks like I'm screwed and will have to start all over again and reinstall everything.

    I have a Macbook 4,1 2.4 Ghz.
  8. Strandjutter macrumors newbie

    Jun 3, 2010
    Has anyone found a fix for this yet? I recently installed windows XP using Boot Camp, but my mouse and keyboard (both USB connected directly into the computer) stopped working after i REinstalled all the drivers (first time around the audio didn't work).

    I noticed it installed drivers for trackpad which I thought was weird since it's an iMac.

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