It's amazing how once you fix one problem, something else breaks on a different computer!
Sometime this last week, I realized my keyboard was not working. At least not in Windows. It will let me jog around to access Safe-mode or Setup, but nothing once Windows loads.
(Windows XP, SP3, Gigabyte MB...)
I had been un-installing a few old programs that I never use anymore to clear some of the "junk" off the old computer when I noticed.
I don't think anything was related to keyboard fuction.
Anyway... I when I go to device manager, I see a yellow !, followed by "STD 101/102-KEY or MICROSOFT NATURAL PS/2 KEYBOARD."
(the keyboard that was plugged in was actually a HP ENHANCED PS/2 KEYBOARD, which I have connected to this computer now and is working fine since that is what I'm typing with now.)
Ok... so I go to Properties and see the message "This Device Cannot Start (Code 10)"
I went thru all the troubleshooting steps Windows offered, no luck. (I managed to get the correct HP Keyboard to show in DM)
Microsoft says the code 10 is usually driver related, so I followed all of their steps, no luck. Even installing the updated patch.
I have tried unstalling-reistalling the device, installing new drivers, un-installed any and all Keyboard software (and drivers again) so it will reboot with generic drivers, disabled the USB mouse support,
nothing worked, I even tried to re-install all drivers off of the Gigabyte MB CD... nothing.
And some weirdness, even after un-istalling everything, and with either with NO keyboard or a totally different keyboard, when I reboot or look for new hardware, it will find the "old" hardware but still with the yellow exclamation mark.
I plugged in my other USB keyboard, it found it, installed it, said was ready to use, had it listed underneath the "bad" keyboard (that wasn't even plugged in anymore) and was "enabled and working properly", but... nothing actually worked.
I hope someone has some more and better ideas to try!
thanks in advance,
Edited by AustinTerry, 27 July 2008 - 05:42 PM.