I'm working on a problem in which my wired usb keyboard andmouse do not work after boot into Windows XP Home (Safe mode or regular mode -- keyboard works in BIOS and when booted into other environments like UBCD or Setup.)
I've seen chatter here and there about restoring the original hal.dll from i386, but I'm wondering what that does, if anything. Does going back to the original hal.dll force a reload of all devices?
Well, it does nothing. At least, the hal.dll is recreated and I still cannot access the workstation with my USB keyboard and mouse.