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Windows 7: Very Odd Wired Keyboard 600 Problem -- Win7 x64 refuses install


31 Jan 2013   #1

Win7 x64 SP1, all patches current
 
 
Very Odd Wired Keyboard 600 Problem -- Win7 x64 refuses install

This is a very odd one.

I have an old Comfort Keyboard 2000 on my desktop machine which is failing. It works, but the keys are getting sloppy and it isn't long for the world.

That keyboard is no longer made, so I bought an inexpensive Wired Keyboard 600.

But when I plug it into my desktop machine I get the dreaded "bong-bong" and it refuses to come up!



If I go into the device manager, it's there under that name, with a nice "!" on it.

Now here's the fun part -- on my laptop (also Windows 7 x64!) it works!

I also looked in the registry for the VID and PID:



And found it under Enum\HID, and the file it references (oem183.inf) is in \Windows\inf.

Anyone have any ideas why this thing won't come up?

It does work in POST, Acronis recovery and on the Windows Rescue disk. But as soon as Windows 7 starts the number lock LED goes out and that's it -- it is not recognized once the OS starts, whether it's the only keyboard plugged into the machine or there's another one also connected at the same time.

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31 Jan 2013   #2
Arc

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Hello genesis.

So it is a USB keyboard the works with the laptop but not with the desktop?

Attach the keyboard with the laptop. And then follow the instructions.
  1. Right click on "my computer" icon and click "manage" on the context menu.
  2. It will open the "computer management" window.
  3. Select "Device Manager" in the left pane, It will list all the existing devices up.
  4. Expand "Keyboards" by clicking on the triangle in front of it.
  5. Select one item under it, right click, Properties.
  6. Click on the "Driver" tab, and under it, click the "Driver Details" button.
  7. Upload a screenshot of the resulting window.
It will let us know the drivers that the keyboard is using. And then it is to check why that driver is not working there in the desktop. Also upload your MSINFO32.nfo file.
  1. Click on the start button
  2. Type "msinfo32" (without quotes) in the search bar of the start menu, click the resulting link. It will open the System Information window.
  3. File>Save. In the "File Name" filed, put "MSINFO32" (without Quote), give the save location to desktop, and click the "save" button.
  4. Give the time for processing, it will save a .nfo file on your desktop.
  5. Zip it, and upload it following the instruction.
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31 Jan 2013   #3

Win7 x64 SP1, all patches current
 
 

Here's what the driver is using on the Laptop. The working keyboard on the desktop machine is using the same files. Another, completely different desktop machine also running Windows 7 also recognizes the keyboard.

It appears that something is playing hell with the USB subsystem.

MSinfo32 file from the desktop attached.


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31 Jan 2013   #4

Win7 x64 SP1, all patches current
 
 

Another piece of information -- if I move an existing device's plug location it may not reattach. I just discovered this; I moved a different USB device (the SignalLink USB audio device) from one hole to another, and it failed to reattach, claiming it had no driver.

It didn't say it couldn't start the driver, it said it was missing, exactly as is the case for the new keyboard...

Hmmm....
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01 Feb 2013   #5
Arc

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

You do three things.

Daemon Tools, Alcohol 120% and Power Archiver Pro uses SCSI Pass Through Direct (SPTD), which is a well known problem causer. Among various problems, it causes the root/port errors. Uninstall Daemon Tools at first. Then download SPTD standalone installer from Disk-Tools.com, and execute the downloaded file as guided below :
  • Double click to open it.
  • Click this button only:
  • If it is grayed out, as in the picture, there is no more SPTD in your system, and you just close the window.
Sometimes a malware or rootkit may lead to a root/port failure. so scan the system for possible virus infection.
Do some general USB related troubleshooting. For the port, first, uninstall and reinstall the USB ports drivers.
  1. Right click on Computer icon > manage. It will open the computer management window.
  2. Click on "Device Manager" in the left pane, it will list all installed devices up.
  3. Expand "USB Serial Bus Controllers" by clicking on the triangle in front of it.
  4. Click on one item to select, then right click and uninstall.
  5. Do the same for all.
  6. Restart the computer.
  7. At restart, windows will auto configure the appropriate drivers.
And, Disable USB Selective Suspense too.
USB Selective Suspend - Turn On or Off

For the devices, first, detach all the USB devices other than the keyboard and mouse.
Then, Update the drivers for them all, including the keyboard and mouse, if any third party drivers are installed for them.

Let us know the results.

* Also a search revealed that you are using nForce as the chipset driver, and that includes nvstor.sys as the storage controller driver. You need to try to update nForce, as it contains not only the storage controller, but also network controller and a lot of other vital drivers, including the USB port controllers.

Go to Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers, search for nForce, as per your motherboard's chipset specifications.
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01 Feb 2013   #6

Win7 x64 SP1, all patches current
 
 

This is interesting -- there is no Daemon Tools listed in the loaded program list, but it is there. Will unload that and the pass-through SCSI stuff as I have no need for either.

The machine has Avast on it along with Windows Defender and Spybot, and has passed a clean test, along with a base file integrity test (Windows' internal validation -- SFC)

Will take a snapshot and give this a shot -- I have already gone through and cleared USB configurations using USBDeview, which allows unloading devices on a singular or batch basis. That's how I found out that I can screw the USB config seriously enough that it won't reload itself (specifically, if I unload the existing keyboard that is working I'm cooked; it forced me to reload last night -- system images are a good thing ;-))

More in a bit once the snapshot syncs.
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01 Feb 2013   #7
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

About the scans, Avast or the installed Windows Defender cannot do the scan that is needed here. That's why I suggested these two programs only. They may come clean, but the scan is necessary.

And, if you are using VMs, update the program version and the guest tools.
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01 Feb 2013   #8

Win7 x64 SP1, all patches current
 
 

No VM hypervisor involved; there is a VM on the system but Windows 7 is not hosted under it (that is, I use it to run XP under Windows 7, etc, but not with Windows 7 as "one of many")

Removing Daemon Tools Lite and then the SCSI passthrough driver blew up the disk structure with dozens of orphaned files; restoring from snapshot.

"Daemon" may be well-named...
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01 Feb 2013   #9

Win7 x64 SP1, all patches current
 
 

Ok, got that piece of squeeze (Daemon tools) off the machine and TDS says it's clean.

No change.
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01 Feb 2013   #10
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

The USB behaves the same?
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