However, after i turned the computer off again later that day, the mouse didnt work anymore. Neither did my keyboard.
So today, in hopes of working around it, I bought this small adapter that I plug the usb mouse into, and then plug the adapter into the ps/2 slot. When i plugged it into the green one, it didnt work. When I plugged it into the purple one, it did work. I got excited in hopes I had solved the problem, and unplugged the adapter to see if the same thing worked with the keyboard. It didnt. Now neither work.
Needless to say, I cant get past the log in screen, and i cant access the boot menu. All i can do is stare at the login screen.