Keyboard intermittently stops working

threedog

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I just converted to Vista Enterprise with and IBM laptop and docking station. I keep losing my external IBM keyboard, 3 or 4 times a day. If I pull out the USB plug and put it back in to reset it my keyboard starts working again.

I've updated the latest driver on the IBM website but still have the problem.

Anyone seen anything like this?
 

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H2SO4

A bit of a numpty
Vista Guru
It is probably a hardware issue, especially if you see the same problem when the machine is booted to safe mode and left to run overnight.

Does it make a difference if you pull out all other USB devices and run for 24h that way?

What about if the external keyboard is plugged into a USB socket on the laptop itself instead of the docking station?
 

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Ayporos

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H2SO4 I get the same problem on my desktop PC from time to time.

It ain't a hardware error... its a vista/USB driver error.

as of today ive still been unable to find a proper explanation/fix for it though.
 

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Ayporos

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because I didn't have the problem in XP but I have it now in vista?
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Me, myself and I
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Duo E 8500
    Motherboard
    Asus P5Q3 DELUXE
    Memory
    4x 1GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus GeForce 9800GTX+
    Sound Card
    SoundBlaster X-Fi X-treme gamer
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung Syncmaster 226BW
    Screen Resolution
    1680 x 1050
    Hard Drives
    1x 250gb SATA
    4x 1TB SATA in RAID5
    PSU
    CoolerMaster 650Watt
    Case
    CoolerMaster 690
    Cooling
    4x 140mm, 3x 120mm, 1x 80mm casefans
    Mouse
    Logitech G5
    Keyboard
    Razer Lycosa
    Internet Speed
    ADSL 12mbit/s
    Other Info
    My other OS is a Linux =)

H2SO4

A bit of a numpty
Vista Guru
Your problem may not be the same as the OP's :)

Personally, I don't believe there's enough info to be certain of what the cause is in the OP's case. That's why a bit of testing might be useful.
 

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