postheadericon Keyboard and mouse do not work in windows xp Code 32


Your keyboard and or mouse suddenly stopped working and are giving the error code 32 in device manager


This solution worked for me, follow these steps:

1. See to it that you can use an USB mouse and or keyboard ( if keyboard does not work use the on-screen keyboard option in start>accessories>accessibility )

2. Open RUN and type REGEDIT then click OK.

3. Go to HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services and look for the folder i8042prt.

4. In the value start there should be 1 ( on my pc it was 4 ) i changed it to 4.

5. Reboot 

Last Updated (Tuesday, 06 October 2009 08:48)

Comments (2)
It works fine!
1 Thursday, 30 September 2010 13:02
Thank you very much!

I set 1 to the "start" value of HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\i8042prt and my keyboard works fine.

Your step 4. is not clear, cause you wrote you changed it to 4
but I believe you mean, that you change it to 1, as you wrote:
"In the value start there should be 1..."

However, Thanks for the help.
glad it worked
2 Wednesday, 06 October 2010 13:53
Thnx for your input, althou i can't remember its been exactly a year since i posted this :)

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