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post #1 of 9
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Hello.

I currently cocked-up my USB's on my Windows 7 install, by using LibUSB. Now, when it loads, I can't use the mouse/keyboard or anything with a USB on it, but ONLY in W7. Bios ETC works fine.

So, I put Ubuntu 11.10 (Latest one, anyway), Just running it off the USB. I can use it fine, with the mouse and keyboard working as they should, but how the hell would I remove LibUSB from the registry? I have literally 0 experience in this OS. :/
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Bump, considering I now have £700 redundant in the form of a gaming PC!
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post #3 of 9
is LibUSB an installable ? you should check Add/Remove programs.

removing it from the registry may cause problems if you delete a wrong entry. Can you check under Program Files or if its just a .dll search for it from the desktop.

I am not too knowledgeable with Windows but you search for LIbusb in the registry.
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Yes, it's something that allows programs greater access to the USB ports, but in return it disabled the windows drivers, hence rendering them unusable in Windows 7.. So I can't do ANYTHING in windows 7 that involves a keyboard and mouse.

That means, however, Ubuntu (What I'm on now) isn't affected. How can I access the registry of W7 from Ubuntu? I know what I'm doing in W7, but I just don't have access to it.
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post #5 of 9
I would just go for a clean install - maybe through ubuntu partition your drive and move what you want to save on the other side.
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Did you try the source page wiki? http://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/libusb-win32/wiki
    
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safe mode
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post #8 of 9
i think you might actually have better luck getting advice on how to fix it in the windows forum... it's really a windows problem

when booted into ubuntu, you could mount your ntfs partition and go in and easy remove/change files... maybe just removing a dll or two is all it takes to break the lib enough so you can get in, and use the keyboard to uninstall it properly. But i don't think you'll really be able to do anything the right way (erm i mean the .. MS way) from ubuntu. Who knows there may be a linux port of regedit you could throw in your system.dat and user.dat and have at it.

The easiest thing to do would be to keep a ps2 keyboard around ... that is exactly why today's boards still usually have those thumb.gif

in my dark days of using windows, i never had much luck repairing or cleaning an install... the best thing to do was always just to wipe it and rebuild. I kept all of my files on a D: partition, and saved all the program setup files and just took about 3 or 4 hours to run through it. rolleyes.gif
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Urgh, Can't even find my W7 x64 disk, so I'm pretty much screwed on a legal front. -.-
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