you can download this utillity and look at the BIOS date and then check the BIOS upgrade date and see if they are a few years different,. If they are then more than likely you have a bios issue because of the input device failure. :
I believe that your input devices are restricted in the old bios. The restriction being a faster transfer of data from device to system. Your game recognizes that your input devices cannot transfer data fast enough for game play and puts the stop to it with an error message...The problem with that error message is that it is a manufacturer message for their eyes only. They do not let out their error messages to anyone..
all in all, it is just my humble opinion and please feel free to continue to find another solution.
Now you can go here and use there SAFE & FREE online scanner to run a system check and see if they come back with any other issues. They will benchmark it and test every aspect of your hardware and then show what a comparission between your system and any others with the same hardware.