Well. Went out, bought a WIRED USB keyboard and mouse, plugged them in. On bootup, a command driver screen came up, ran a couple of lines, they work.
Unplugged the wired mouse, plugged in my wireless, and it works. reboot, it works on wireless.
I already changed batteries prior to today, in previous t-shooting sessions. I didn't change the usb port, although I did try every one of them prior to going out and purchasing more hardware.
I am keeping the wired hardware, as it was 9 bucks at BIGLOTS, and I know my LOREX might need a wired mouse one day!!
I dunno! FYI!