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Windows doesn't have driver for Generic USB Keyboard

For some reason, the Generic USB Keyboard driver was removed, literally, over night, from Windows. Can someone that has Windows 7 and uses a USB Keyboard without any fancy drivers (i.e. uses Generic ...
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1answer
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can't access my bios with my usb keyboard no ps/2

my USB keyboard doesn't seem to be recognized at post. I have no ps/2 port. no port on my motherboard. Can't install my windows 7 cause I think is on gpt or else. I really need to get access to my ...
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1answer
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Can you remove and replace keys (like a regular laptop keyboard) on a Logitech K310 Keyboard?

Two of my keys might have something in them and they're really sticky. When I press them down, it takes a while to come back up and my '2' key gets stuck, likely from sugars, etc. Can I do this ...
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Windows not recognizing mouse or keyboard

I purchased myself a Wild Dog Performance from System76 for Christmas and I am loving it; I've been forced to use Windows at work and having a machine that runs Ubuntu perfectly is a welcome relief ...
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1answer
29 views

USB Keyboard Keys stop working, selectivley?

I use an I-Concepts floppy keyboard via USB on my Toshiba laptop (Satellite C55-A; win 8.0). Up until about 30 minutes ago, it worked fine. Then I walked away and came back to it, it and there are ...
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When I reboot going from Linux to Windows, the USB keyboard and mouse don't work

When I'm on Linux and I reboot the machine and choose to boot on Windows 7, the keyboard and mouse are turned off, like they aren't receiving power. After another reboot they work fine (unplugging and ...
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1answer
70 views

USB Keyboard stopped working, but only in Windows - drivers?

When I plug in my USB Keyboard (Microsoft Comfort Curve 2000), an "Unknown device" shows up in Device Manager: click to see the screenshot Occassionaly the keyboard is showed correctly as "Comfort ...
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2answers
53 views

Ctrl C breaks the keyboard on Linux

I'm using a USB keyboard which works fine on Windows, but on Linux (Ubuntu and Fedora) this happens. When I press ctrl C to copy some text, the keyboard stops working and I can't type anything ...
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107 views

USB keyboard is recognized as mouse, thus not working

I attached a USB keyboard to my laptop today. I'm running Windows 7 64 bit. The keyboard isn't working. I looked in Control Panel/Hardware and Sound/Devices and Printers, and it turns out Windows ...
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170 views

Acer Iconia w510 in recovery, no keyboard

My Acer Iconia W510 is stuck in recovery after Windows 8.1 update. I have unfortunately no access to the keyboard docking station. I have found ways to recover the tablet, but all solutions needs the ...
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70 views

USB Keyboard and Mouse slow to activate using docking station for Lenovo T430

I just recently upgraded to a T430. Happy with the laptop but one thing I find annoying is that when I use it through the docking station - it takes several minutes ie 3-5 for the USB keyboard and ...
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1answer
37 views

What persistent information does the devcon hwids output contain?

I have a gaming keyboard (Logitech G15) that uses its own software for additional features. Now I am writing a startup batch script that starts that software if the keyboard is connected. It of course ...
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0answers
77 views

Why does my Startech SV231 USB KVM Only work with some devices

I have a StarTech SV231 USB 2-Port KVM switch. I can't get it to connect and work with two different computers... I have three computers I have tested it with and it only works with 1 of them. (Yes ...
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306 views

USB keyboard randomly stops working (can't reset device error: -32)

Once in a while (extremely rarely, maybe once every few months), my keyboard stops accepting input, seemingly randomly. The mouse is dragged down at the same time. What I tried initially: ...
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0answers
722 views

USB keyboards keep disconnecting and reconnecting

Issue: USB keyboard keeps disconnecting and reconnecting. It has disconnected 6 times as I've typed this post. It generally reconnects after about 3 seconds. OS: Win 7 Pro 64 bit MB: Gigabyte ...
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1answer
48 views

Is it possible to 'virtualize' an USB device? (Keyboard in particular) [closed]

Disclaimer: The title is really bad, but I found no good way of summarizing this, sorry. I have seen it's possible to virtually mount a CD-drive by using programs like WinCDEmu. So I was wondering if ...
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213 views

Dell USB Keyboard Hub drivers no longer working in Windows 7

We were having new carpets fitted in our office, so we moved to a temporary location whilst they fitted them. When my PC was moved the keyboard was working fine (and before this). Now that I have ...
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1answer
35 views

Opening BIOS menu?

I am running a Windows XP computer, and I have a bootable USB with an operating system saved onto it. When I turn my computer on, it does not say what key I need to press on the loading screen. I ...
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0answers
173 views

USB Keyboards Randomly Disconnect

I have a puzzle for you; I've been banging my head against the wall for the past week trying to figure this out, and I just have no idea what it could possibly be. If you can figure it out I will give ...
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1answer
199 views

Mouse & Keyboard don't work after restart

Seems to be driver problems with Intel USB 3.0 extensible Host Controller. I've done everything short of re installing windows so far. I've re installed all drivers. Here is where it gets weird. If I ...
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0answers
226 views

Logitech USB keyboard driver not found on Windows 7 x64

I have a Logitech Internet 350 Keyboard which has been working fine on my Lenovo T400 laptop for well over three years. Just within the past week or so, Windows 7 can no longer find the driver for ...
0
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1answer
61 views

what is the USB HID code for the Compose key?

I have a programmable USB keyboard for which I want to have a Compose key, like some keyboards from the Digital Equipment Corporation had. I need to know the USB HID code for this key. I also have ...
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1answer
27 views

Maximum number of keyboards you can attach

I need to attach 16 keyboards to a computer, to use as a game show buzzer system. Is that possible? I know the theoretical maximum number of USB devices allowed is (2^7)-1=127 but will there be any ...
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0answers
25 views

Disable Keystrokes from Specific USB Device

I am using a USB thermometer to log temperatures on some of my clients computers. The device I am using can act as a keyboard and send keystrokes (if you hold down the caps lock key, its starts to ...
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1answer
888 views

USB keyboard Logitech K120 detected - but driver not found

I have a Logitech K120 keyboard which is detected in device manager. But the driver is not found. When I try to update the driver, it says windows could not find driver software for your device. ...
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1answer
202 views

Why do USB Keyboards work instantly in DOS / BIOS but have to install drivers in Windows? [duplicate]

For example, if you're at your BIOS screen or a DOS environment, when you plug in a new USB keyboard, it appears to be usable almost instantly. But, if you are in Windows and plug in a new keyboard, ...
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50 views

Keyboard and mouse being deatached during W7 work and cannot be reatached (even in differenet port) until system reboot

I have very strange problem with my USB mouse and keyboard: Sometimes during normal work in W7 they became deatached (there is that funky sound of deataching device in W7), without any my ingeretion. ...
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2answers
165 views

Interconnection of a Midi music keyboard from its DIN5 socket to USB input on my Laptop

I have an old Evolution Mk149 music keyboard which has a DIN 5 connector at the keyboard and a 15 pin 'D'connector at the other end. On my new laptop computer there are no compatable connections. ...
0
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0answers
79 views

No USB keyboard support on boot XP

I reinstalled XP Pro on a Dell 745 computer. At the login screen I have no USB keyboard support. I can RDP to the computer and login, then keyboard drivers are loaded, but on reboot, the same problem ...
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0answers
372 views

USB Keyboard and Mouse Stop Working Sometimes

Recently my USB keyboard and mouse has been stopping working randomly every once in a while, and only working again after I restart my laptop. Putting them in different usb slots doesn't help, and ...
2
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1answer
161 views

Is it true a USB keyboard can cause a boot to fail?

We had a server running Big-IP and we through out the server hardware and (many years latter) I'm trying to wipe the hard disk. I was trying to boot in to a System Rescue CD so I can run Darik's Boot ...
1
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1answer
362 views

I can't charge my iPhone using my Apple Wired Keyboard on Windows

On OS X, I can charge my iPhone without any problems, but Windows always complains about not having enough power, regardless of what USB device I connect to the keyboard. Why is that? How can I enable ...
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0answers
147 views

My USB keyboard behaves as if Ctrl key is pressed on my laptop

Sometimes I am able to use my USB keyboard perfectly fine; other times, it behaves as if the Ctrl key is permanently pressed. I don't think it is a hardware problem, as the problem stays even if I ...
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0answers
305 views

Shift and other random keys not working on external keyboard in Mac OS X 10.6.8

I've been using a Microsoft-made external (ergonomic/split) keyboard, connected via USB, to my Mac laptop without a problem for years. My OS is 10.6.8. Out of the blue, random keys stopped working on ...
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3answers
92 views

Do USB keyboards have hardware auto-repeat? (like PS/2 keyboards)

Or is auto-repeat done in software on the computer that the keyboard is connected to?
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1answer
1k views

Gigabyte Motherboard Not Detecting Keyboard

My friend bought a Gigabyte motherboard for use in a hackintosh and for some reason it does not detect the keyboard. The keyboard lights up but no input is detected. He can not access the BIOS and has ...
1
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1answer
341 views

Is it possible for a USB port to burn out a device plugged into it?

Out of nowhere yesterday my wired keyboard and mouse both sort of died. On the keyboard some of the keys stopped working, as if one of the pins on the controller matrix burned out. On the mouse, I ...
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1answer
304 views

USB mouse disconnecting and reconnecting in windows and linux

I have a problem similar to what is described at "Why is my USB mouse disconnecting and reconnecting randomly and often?" except is is happening in both Windows 7 and Linux (Ubuntu 12/04TLS, fully ...
2
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1answer
473 views

Wireless Keyboard vs. Quick Startup: USB Legacy Support

A while back I decided to switch to an SSD for my OS storage for the speed boost. At the same time I realised that the majority of time it takes for my PC to start up, was due to hanging PRIOR to ...
1
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1answer
387 views

USB Devices Lose Power / Stop Working after OS (XP SP 3) loads

After suffering a BSOD, I switched off my Dell Dimension. When I turned it back on and it reached the XP login screen, both my USB mouse and keyboard lost power. I turned it back on and hit F2 to ...
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230 views

Keyboard and Mouse don't work

I have a desktop that runs Windows XP. All of a sudden the mouse and keyboard stopped responding(they are both microsoft wireless). The first thing I tried was to change the USB port of the ...
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2answers
390 views

Apple wired keyboard doesn't work being plugged in usb 3.0 port

Apple wired keyboard doesn't work being plugged in usb 3.0 port in my Samsung laptop. It's running Win 7. As far as I understand the problem is in USB 2.0 hub built-in Apple keyboard, and it's not ...
1
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1answer
99 views

Usb keyboard connected on windows, sending keystrokes to linux tty over Lan

My current set up, i have a usb keyboard connected to a windows machine, I have linux machine on Lan which has a monitor but is NOT running X.org, (synergy won't work for me). I was wondering is ...
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2answers
4k views

How to turn on computer via USB Keyboard [closed]

I have an interesting query, my cat can turn on my computer by walking/laying on my keyboard when it is powered off, but I cannot find a way to do this intentionally. I have tried to google it, but I ...
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2answers
826 views

Can bluetooth peripherals work without the USB device?

I have a keyboard and mouse that came with a USB "transmitter/receiver" (for lack of the right word). My PC has bluetooth built in. Is there a way to get my keyboard and mouse to talk directly to the ...
0
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1answer
1k views

Can not turn on wireless card using on board keyboard. How can I override the function keys using an external usb keyboard?

I have a Medion E5211 laptop, with Windows Vista Home Edition. The only way to turn on the wireless card is by pressing Fun+F1 key. There is no external switch. I checked that the keys are not ...
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0answers
38 views

How can I use an enhanced keyboard and mouse with a KVM?

What technical solutions can enable multimedia keyboards and multi-button mice to operate with a 4-port DVI or HDMI KVM switch such as the Avocent 4SVDVI10-001?
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1answer
153 views

USB Wireless keyboards not registering Ctrl Alt Delete when computer boots

I've recently installed a new PC at work. Its a Dell Optiplex 9010. I bought a USB wireless keyboard and mouse from Dell and subsequently from Logitech to use with this PC. The Dell keyboard is a ...
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0answers
539 views

Emulate a keyboard via USB to USB

I know this is twisted, but hear me out. I am trying to use a Raspberry Pi as a KVM over IP via xvnc. Video output is easy, just using a video capture card, but I need to be able to connect a male to ...
5
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1answer
2k views

Din5 plug adapter to USB

I have an old keyboard I'd like to use on recent devices (no PS2 port). But it's still on a 5 pin din plug. I tried to plug that in a Din-2-PS2 adapter and that in PS2-2-USB, but the keyboard was not ...