HP Pavilion ZV5000V Laptop.
I did a fresh install of 2k replaceing XP Home as shipped and I loose the pointer and use of the keyboard. Very intermittent, about 50% of the time in normal boot and 10% of the time in safe mode! Yes, safe mode sometimes doesn't have the pointer and use of the keyboard.
I tried 2k, 2k w/sp3 and 2k w/sp4 and the same thing. No pattern. I contacted HP, spent a hour talking with someine in Indai (or somewhere) and got the canned answer that HP only supports the notebook the way it was shipped EVEN THOUGH there is a page of drivers on their site specifically for 2k:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/soft ... =en&os=181
I'm using M$ Config to isolate the conflict, but no luck so far. How about using Device Mnger to disable unused devices? There are NO other drivers or programs loaded other than what M$ loads w/ the O/S.