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USB Keyboard not function

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    Join Date : Aug 2010
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    Vista Home x32
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    USB Keyboard not function

    OS: Vista Home sp2 x32
    Keyboard: It's some USB hello kitty keyboard, on the package, it listed as compatable with vista.

    Problem: I plugged the keyboard in on my vista, windows automatically search for drivers. It popped up saying it's ready to use, but I tried typing on the keyboard, nothing happen. Tried pressing the cap key, no light either.

    I tried plugging in another usb port, does the same thing. (usb port is not defective)
    I tried plugging the keyboard to my xp laptop, everything installs well and keyboard works. (the keyboard is not defective)

    I tried to update the usb driver under device manager. although it prompt to say the drivers are updated, but the keyboard still not working.

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    Join Date : Jul 2010
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    Re: USB Keyboard not function

    In device manager, try removing it, aka uninstall it, and then let windows try to refind it, click the scan for new hardware icon.

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    Re: USB Keyboard not function

    When it installs does it make an entry in C:\Program Files?
    If it does try right clicking on the .exe , go to properties run in compatibility mode.
    Set it to XP in the dropdown box.

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    Re: USB Keyboard not function

    Quote Originally Posted by Patonb View Post
    In device manager, try removing it, aka uninstall it, and then let windows try to refind it, click the scan for new hardware icon.
    it shown USB human interface, 4 of them
    not an unique name for the keyboard, so I don't know which one to remove

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    Re: USB Keyboard not function

    Quote Originally Posted by ilikefree View Post
    When it installs does it make an entry in C:\Program Files?
    If it does try right clicking on the .exe , go to properties run in compatibility mode.
    Set it to XP in the dropdown box.
    Not that I known of.
    This USB keyboard doesn't have a cd software, I suspect it installed like plugging a genuine USB hardware

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    Re: USB Keyboard not function

    Try plugging it into the back of the computer using a usb adaptor if you have the PS/2 type connector present on your motherboard.
    If this type of connector is not on your motherboard reset the computer with the keyboard connected, as the computer run it post test see if you can access the bios using it. You may have to turn on legacy bios control if it will not work.

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