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If an unattended Microsoft Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 installation occurs in a factory environment during which there is no mouse or keyboard attached to the computer, when the computer is in mini-Setup with a PS/2 mouse and keyboard attached, neither device works.
This problem only occurs on computers that have an ACPI compliant BIOS. Computers that have no BIOS settings, or that have auto-detect settings for the PS/2 port are prone to this issue.
To work around this problem, you must force the mouse and keyboard to be reinitialized during mini-Setup. To do so, add the following lines to the [SysprepMassStorage] section of the Sysprep.inf file before the unattended installation begins:
Note Change the path of the Windows XP installation to the %SystemRoot% path in your installation.
[SysprepMassStorage] *pnp0303=C:\windows\inf\keyboard.inf *pnp0f03=C:\windows\inf\msmouse.inf *pnp0f0b=C:\windows\inf\msmouse.inf *pnp0f0e=C:\windows\inf\msmouse.inf *pnp0f12=C:\windows\inf\msmouse.inf *pnp0f13=C:\windows\inf\msmouse.inf
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
Article ID: 283079 - Last Review: January 15, 2006 - Revision: 2.5