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 Post subject: Any ideas why Windows doesn't like my Deck? Works in Linux.
PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 12:29 pm 
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I have a fairly new system - Athlon 64 3500+, MSI motherboard with NForce3 chipset, 6600GT video card, 300GB SATA hard drive. A couple days ago, on one of my rare boots to Windows (My system is set to dual-boot w/ GRUB - I usually run Kubuntu Linux on my system, but I have a Windows XP partition as well), Windows XP stopped talking to my keyboard. The keyboard works fine in Linux, it even works in the BIOS setup. But when I boot to Win XP, it does not talk to the keyboard at all. The mouse works fine, I can point & click & bring up the start menu & such, but the keyboard does nothing and Caps Lock is stuck on. I'm thinking this is a USB related issue, since Windows works fine if I unplug it and plug in a junky old PS/2 keyboard. Other USB devices seem to be OK, and the keyboard used to work in Windows (still works fine in Linux). It started happening when I swapped out the video card - I've been having a lot of video card issues.

Any ideas how to troubleshoot this? I'm positive it's not a hardware issue - like I said, the Deck works fine when I boot into Linux. I blame Microsoft - USB HID devices on new hardware like this should Just Work(TM). :x I really want my Deck working in Windows so I can use it when playing Half Life 2.


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As a USB device, it should appear like any other USB 1.1 HID input device.

You'll get the same questions from other tech support like:

* Updated with the latest service pack and patches from Microsoft?
* Unplugged and re-plugged the keyboard?
* Have you tried plugging a different USB keyboard into your computer and seeing if it did the same thing?
* Is the device being recognized when you're looking at the device manager?
* Have you resolved all other hardware conflicts in BIOS and the OS?
* Is your video card using the same IRQ / resources as your keyboard?
* If the Deck stopped working after you swapped out the video card, did you delete the previous HID input device entry for the keyboard and re-detect the Deck?

YMMV, My $.02
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Just tinkering around with it (switching USB ports, playing around with drivers as suggested, etc.) the problem seems to have fixed itself. Gotta love flaky old Windows...


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