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Usb Port Issue?

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#1 TTC


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Posted 02 October 2007 - 07:40 PM

Hello Bleeping Computer :) Perhaps you can help me with a problem?

My computer has 6 usb ports. 2 in the front of the pc, 4 in the back. According to the specs of the computer, they should be able to handle up to USB 2.0. All my drivers are (presumingly) up to date as of a couple of months ago, since I had a tech do that while my computer was getting a full reformat fix. :thumbup2:

ISSUE: My keyboard became unresponsive sometime after I inserted a usb key.

My keyboard is a Microsoft keyboard. It is a new keyboard I bought a couple of months ago. It uses a usb port in the back of the computer.

The usb key was inserted into the first slot of the front of my computer. It was during the time some of the remaining file previews were loading that I found myself unable to type with my computer. I tested it in a messenger as well as in firefox; I could not type at all. I thought maybe I knocked out a chord, but the lights were still on in my keyboard.

After unhooking the usb key and keyboard and just re hooking in the keyboard into the same port, the keyboard worked fine. The keyboard has gone through this issue before, and unhooking and re hooking it into the port did the fix. The usb key no longer works on my computer (it is no longer recognized), but other usb keys appear to work fine on it. It sometimes has issues being recognized on another household computer as well...So I'm assuming its just a problem with the usb key itself @ that.

The question: Is there something going wrong with my usb ports or motherboard? Or is this some sort of random fluke? :mellow: Can someone try explaining to me what possibly happened?

Thanks in Advance!


Additional info about my computer:
Its an HP Media Center m7680n. It originally was running on the Windows Media Center 2005 OS, but it has been reformatted and downgraded by a tech professional to the Windows XP Pro OS.

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 09:03 PM

I would suspect that it's the USB key, but that can really only be tested by using another USB device in it's place.
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Posted 02 October 2007 - 09:12 PM

Ok. I tested it out with two different usb devices.

In both cases in which these were (individually) used, both of the devices (a different usb key and usb headphones) functioned perfectly. I guess it was the usb key after all.

Thanks a ton for your help. :thumbsup:

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