yesterday when I turned my pc, everything seemed normal till it booted to xp. my keyboard then froze, but my mouse is still working. after restarting, it booted again as normal but aftera few seconds, both the keyboard and the mouse froze. i hit the reset button and had the exact same mouse & keyboard freezing. i had this idea of testing if its the keyboard and mouse freezing and not the OS, so i tried to open and close my dvd rom and i saw a disc image beside the cursor. i conclude that it isnt the OS freezing but only the two peripherals. I tried a different keyboard/mouse and it has the same problem. So I tried to go into the BIOS by hitting delete in the boot up. but it didnt go through. after trying a couple of times, it still didnt go through so i checked the ports and everything was in place, both are attached securely. after about 10 attempts at trying to get into the BIOS, it finally went through but the keyboard was "lagged" and froze several times. So the keyboard problem isnt an XP OS issue... Please help me. sorry for the long post. I wanted to make things as clear as possible.
ive tried to run the pc w the keyboard unplugged and the mouse worked fine, even tried browsing the net, played a couple of games, no prob at all. Now I managed to get into the BIOS, which took me a very long time (patience is a virtue) and loaded BIOS defaults, which seemed to cure the problem at first but every now and then, even while im typing this, the keyboard seems to "restart" sometimes it freezes then all 3 lights (scrool, num, caps lock) lights up simultaneously and its fixed, this happens every once in a while. im wondrin if this is a motherboard problem... hope it isnt... but i would really like to get to the bottom of this... help me fellow geeks