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Windows 7: Apple Keyboard & Eventual BSOD


10 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Apple Keyboard & Eventual BSOD

I have been using an Apple Wired Keyboard with my PC for almost a year now, and an issue has always been present which is starting to grow tiresome.
Basically upon my PC's initial boot- after some use the keyboard will lock up intermittently and start to heavily repeat keystrokes. It becomes more frequent until I recently discovered if I leave it for long enough, Windows 7 actually blue screens.
Upon a regular reboot, the keyboard acts as it should. But if I turn the computer off for an hour or so and back on- it will resume messing up until another reboot.

So basically I have had to restart the PC once every time I plan to turn it on.
I was hoping I could submit my crash dump and see if it helps sort out my problem? There's quite a few reasons I want to specifically use this keyboard, but if there's no solution I may need to get a new one :/

I have gone to great lengths to get the keyboard drivers updated (It's surprisingly annoying on windows) so that isn't an issue- and the only thing I can possibly think it could be is maybe a driver conflict.

It's worth noting that devices connected to the USB ports on the keyboard during this time also intermittently break (For example a wired mouse) and very occasionally, I've noticed that if I try to play music while the keyboard is flinching, music starts to output a crackle (It's not USB speakers, a regular audio jack)

Thanks so much if anyone could help me out with this, because I DO really like the Apple Keyboard.

This is really one of the first times I've had to post something like this, so if there's any information I still need to provide then just say.

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Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Asus P6T
Intel Corei7 920
Gigabyte GTX285
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600mhz (3x2gb)


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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10 Dec 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkMitch View Post
I have been using an Apple Wired Keyboard with my PC for almost a year now, and an issue has always been present which is starting to grow tiresome.
Basically upon my PC's initial boot- after some use the keyboard will lock up intermittently and start to heavily repeat keystrokes. It becomes more frequent until I recently discovered if I leave it for long enough, Windows 7 actually blue screens.
Upon a regular reboot, the keyboard acts as it should. But if I turn the computer off for an hour or so and back on- it will resume messing up until another reboot.

So basically I have had to restart the PC once every time I plan to turn it on.
I was hoping I could submit my crash dump and see if it helps sort out my problem? There's quite a few reasons I want to specifically use this keyboard, but if there's no solution I may need to get a new one :/

I have gone to great lengths to get the keyboard drivers updated (It's surprisingly annoying on windows) so that isn't an issue- and the only thing I can possibly think it could be is maybe a driver conflict.

It's worth noting that devices connected to the USB ports on the keyboard during this time also intermittently break (For example a wired mouse) and very occasionally, I've noticed that if I try to play music while the keyboard is flinching, music starts to output a crackle (It's not USB speakers, a regular audio jack)

Thanks so much if anyone could help me out with this, because I DO really like the Apple Keyboard.

This is really one of the first times I've had to post something like this, so if there's any information I still need to provide then just say.

----------------------------
Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Asus P6T
Intel Corei7 920
Gigabyte GTX285
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600mhz (3x2gb)
A few things to note.

1-Biggest glaring problem I see is sptd.sys. Used by daemon tools and alcohol120 it is a huge cause of bsod's.
Please remove any CD virtualization programs such as Daemon Tools and Alcohol 120%. They use a driver, found in your dmp, sptd.sys, that is notorious for causing BSODs. Use this SPTD uninstaller when you're done: DuplexSecure - Downloads

You can use MagicDisc as an alternative.

Freeware MagicISO Virtual CD/DVD-ROM(MagicDisc) Overview


2-Wired keyboard or BTwireless? I dont see a single wired keyboard driver loaded, but plenty of BT drivers which are old.

3-Old drivers
Code:
wacommousefilter.sys    2/16/2007 13:12:17        fffff880`06560000    0x45d5f401    fffff880`06568000        0x00008000                    
KeyMagic.sys    3/18/2009 16:00:28        fffff880`07c4c000    0x49c160ec    fffff880`07c5a000        0x0000e000                    
jraid.sys    5/27/2009 00:39:35        fffff880`00cc0000    0x4a1cd217    fffff880`00cdd000        0x0001d000                    
intelppm.sys    7/13/2009 18:19:25        fffff880`047ab000    0x4a5bc0fd    fffff880`047c1000        0x00016000
4-memory management. Because of the above the memory is gettingl clobbered please run memtest to test and insure that it is stable.

Download a copy of Memtest86 and burn the ISO to a CD using Iso Recorder or another ISO burning program. Boot from the CD, and leave it running for at least 5 or 6 passes.


Just remember, any time Memtest reports errors, it can be either bad RAM or a bad motherboard slot. Test the sticks individually, and if you find a good one, test it in all slots.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Dec 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I've removed sptd.sys along with Alcohol, I also tried installing MagicISO- it looks like it will suit my needs well enough (It actually properly automounts- gasp!)

In addition I ran a memtest- but only for two passes with no error. I will be running it properly overnight however and I'll update my results.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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