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Peripherals Keyboard issue Win XP

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Vault-Tec, 30 Sep 2017.

  1. Vault-Tec

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    OK so my keyboard works perfectly in bios etc. I boot into Windows and it does nothing. However, if you unplug it and open Wordpad it starts installing stuff and then it starts working, only to install something else and then it stops working again.

    Any ideas?
     
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    Getting there slowly but the keyboard won't play ball. It works at POST, works in bios but will not work in Windows. Correction, if I pull it out and plug it back in it works for a moment then something installs and it stops working again.

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    Mmm, yummy troubleshooting :S
     
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    FFS wrong thread ! that's how screwed up this flu is making me.
     
  4. bawjaws

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    Is it USB or P/S2?
     
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    USB fella. I fixed it by removing the Razer Boomslang and reinstalling Windows. For some reason the Razer completely destroys the human interface driver if you plug it in. Now I know why I got it for £40.

    Any way yeah, all sorted now after a reinstall *fumes*.
     
  6. bawjaws

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    Oh, that's an annoying "feature". I never had much luck with USB keyboards or mice with XP, I always used a P/S2 keyboard and a USB-to-P/S2 adaptor for my mouse.

    Glad you got it sorted.
     
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    Thanks man. I did try a USB-PS2 but that didn't work. The lights didn't even come on and I could not access bios. Everything is working now. Took a cruise in Midtown Madness with the Sidewinder FF wheel earlier, god, what a hoot :D
     

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