USB mouse and keyboard stop working
I have researched this on the web and updated the USB hubs the devices to wake the computer but this has had no effect. My computer shop thinks that the problem is the 16 GB of RAM with Windows.
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now I need help with that keys combination. It happened before and I found a solution for it online, now I need it again.
Tried the function key to turn touchpad on/off (the most obvious source of the problem)
tried reinstalling driver for touchpad from the manufacturer web site
removed the usb mouse and rebooted
went to Control Panel/Hardware and Sound/Mouse to enable touchpad - touchpad was no longer even listed
There were no problems showing up in the Device Manager
This all became a bit frustrating because I would have to reconnect the usb mouse to do any maneuvering around the system (since the touchpad was not working) to try something else.
The solution is ...
my suggestion is to use a usb keyboard to access windows and when inside solve the problem.
I was able to get to Setup where the keyboard worked okay, set the boot order to CD/DVD in all four places, and hit F10 to save and exit.
PC went to the "Press any key to boot from CD" keyboard not recognized, boot from HDD. Shut down restarted, hit ESC for Boot menu.
Got the menu, keyboard would not respond had to shut down and restart again, I could not get to Safe Mode because again, the keyboard will not respond. I tried different USB keyboards, different USB ports, all the same.
I'm at my wit's end. I'm about ready to call it dead and replace it but I thought I would just post this here to see ifanyone had an idea that I didn't already have.
When i plug in the battery and turn on my computer i only realized that the battery having a blinking "X" on it.so i press on the battery icon and i saw "Consider replacing your battery".
The computer has run only one update since, retrieved automatically online, to Windows.
I haven't gone looking for more updates. I'm wary of changing anything and making myself responsible for a problem.
Two thoughts about what may have happened:
* An updated driver may be the problem. The ATI Radeon 5450 video card asks for updates frequently, though actually I think that most of them are only pushing game and entertainment content.
* Because one of the original problems I took the computer in for was a worn-out keyboard, I had been using a PS/2 keyboard connected to a USB port through an adapter which also had a socket for a mouse.
That socket was empty because I was using a USB mouse. Checking yesterday after writing to this forum, I saw that the Device Manager reported two mice.
The latest crash occurred after the system was set up the latest time, and with the open mouse port which the Device Manager reported as a mouse.
I have now plugged in a PS/2 mouse and removed the USB mouse. The Device Manager now reports one mouse and the computer has been stable for 24 hours. I'll keep my fingers crossed.
It is a bit surprising that anything as seemingly trivial and peripheral as a PS/2-to-USB adapter with an open port could crash the computer and corrupt the hard drive, but that may be what happened.
When you have two mice, you will soon have many more, but in this case with one mouse and one non-mouse, it may be that I got bugs instead
When I try to install my Epson DX4400 multi function printer on USB, Windows plays a sound but does not attempt to load any drivers. When I try to add the printer manually, there are no USB ports available in the available ports list.
I have other USB devices (mouse/keyboard) working fine but cannot install the printer.
I have downloaded the latest driver from Epson but the install routine always hangs when it tries to auto detect the usb printer (there is a note about this on the Epson website but it only suggests cancelling the installation and adding the printer manually so I'm back to square one!).