allthough the requirements say XP SP2 i would recommend installing SP3 and running a full windows update
you should at least insall SP2 if you can find it and windows update, there have been a lot of updates to XP even between sp1 and sp2 any one of these updates could be causing an issue with how STO works. there have been several changes to how XP handles network traffic
even if you install and say well that was a waste of time youll still be one step closer to finding a solution
youve alraedy said you cant move forward or back but can you make your toon turn on the spot or move sideways?
youve also said youve not got a virus but have you scanned for malware and spyware.some spyware and malware can also have unpredictible effects on your pc try running your usual spyware tools and try running malware bytes antimal ware
As has been said already... [astonishment+lol] You have xp, you only have SP1, you dont run a firewall, I can't even begin to imagine what else you are doing to cause yourself problems.... and you wonder why there is a problem.. [/astonishment+lol]
Besides that, what about pressing both mouse buttons at once? or pressing R, that should make you autorun. Other than that, no idea. Stop living in the past re: updates.
Yup your should keep your PC up to date. but i had this same issue, I have a Logitech G15 keyboard. its fine with other games but STO I couldn't walk/ run/ whatever with my char, i updated the drivers from Logitech's website, and i haven't had the issue since.
Try using Left/Right Mouse button at the same time. Holding both down will make your character run forward. Also, in Keybinds, there should be an auto-run toggle (which actually might be what /forward 1 sets), you could try that to see if Auto-run will work. It's pretty strange that roll will work but not run.
OP is probably running SP1 because he's not using a valid copy of Win XP. There is no other reason to use anything less than SP2 on an internet connected device.