My office keyboard (P/S 2) driver is missing in device manager (yellow exclamation mark) and cannot be updated for some weird reasons I know nothing about. Then my mouse stopped working as well (tried using P/S 2 and USB). I suspect a registry error.
Another problem is that I couldn't boot to Windows XP now as I'm stuck on the Windows Genuine Advantage box — my former colleague did all the installation, so I'm not sure if it's Genuine or not as there were no stickers or cd anywhere in the office! Cannot choose from two options (Get Genuine or Resolve later) as both keyboard and mouse do not function.
Now, my friend recommended installing Ubuntu after booting first from a CD/DVD drive. My questions are:
Can I fix the Windows registry in Ubuntu?
Is there a way to fix my keyboard and mouse within Ubuntu so I can copy all important data from Windows first before reinstalling a genuine Windows?