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Uninstalled catalyst control center, can no longer use mouse or keyboard

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November 17, 2013 8:31:11 PM

So, I made a huge mistake. I was having issues with my beta graphics drivers, so I wanted to do a clean install of the previous version. I uninstalled catalyst control center... but I uninstalled all AMD drivers, apparently. My computer otherwise appears to load fine - i even still have internet, but I have no mouse or keyboard function. I can use the keyboard to get into bios settings, but when I load windows I cannot use the mouse or keyboard.

I tried loading into safe mode with command prompt to run a restore but I have lost keyboard function by the time safe mode loads. I'm not sure what to do, or what I can do without an input device. I cannot boot from cd-rom. I put windows in there but it just makes confused, almost scratchy noises.

I tried booting my secondary hard drive (which has windows installed) and the problem is the same.
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November 17, 2013 8:40:23 PM

Put your windows DVD in and choose Repair. It will replace all the original system files. At that point I would try using system restore to a week earlier.
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November 17, 2013 8:46:06 PM

avjguy2362 said:
Put your windows DVD in and choose Repair. It will replace all the original system files. At that point I would try using system restore to a week earlier.


Yea, I tried that. If windows is already running the dvd drive just makes confused scratchy noises but doesnt ever actually read the disc. If i set windows to boot from cd rom with the disc in there it just sits there unresponsive.
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November 17, 2013 8:51:05 PM

Have a look in BIOS and see if there is a 'Legacy USB Support' setting you can enable.

If that doesn't help, restart the machine, wait until it is about halfway through the startup process then press and hold down the power button until the system shuts down.

Restart the machine and choose 'Repair my computer'.

Cancel the operation as soon as it start and after a couple more screens, you will arrive at a page where you can choose to 'Restore' computer.

Of course, you could try the repair option too.

Any of this help?
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November 17, 2013 9:00:42 PM

himnextdoor said:
Have a look in BIOS and see if there is a 'Legacy USB Support' setting you can enable.

If that doesn't help, restart the machine, wait until it is about halfway through the startup process then press and hold down the power button until the system shuts down.

Restart the machine and choose 'Repair my computer'.

Cancel the operation as soon as it start and after a couple more screens, you will arrive at a page where you can choose to 'Restore' computer.

Of course, you could try the repair option too.

Any of this help?


This is exactly what I was trying to get to, but had no idea how to get it to load startup repair instead of the safe mode prompt. Will update after I complete a restore. Thank you.

This worked wonderfully. Thank you!
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November 17, 2013 9:15:42 PM

You are very welcome. :) 
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