I have this problem. It's not a big deal but... I created DDS bootable CD. When I get to the opening screen (where you choose Full or Safe version etc.), my mouse is dead (no pointer), and my keyboard seems to be dead. However I found out that when I move/press arrow keys the keyboard comes to life, I can get to the main screen by hitting ENTER and when I am in, the mouse starts working. I tested CD on my second computer, Toshiba laptop, and it works fine there. I have USB keyboard and Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer 4 mouse connected through the USB hub on keyboard, not through MB USB port. Could that be causing my problem?