Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Not recognizing my KVM Switch

08 May 2012   #1
CyberGolem

Win7-64
 
 
Not recognizing my KVM Switch

Hi,
I have a home-built PC running Win7-64 with an IoGear MiniView PRO [GCS-1782g] to switch only my KB&M between this PC and my Mac workstation. My speakers and monitors are not being managed by the KVM-switch. This once worked perfectly so I'm at a loss as to why this is happening now.

The Mac responds perfectly on either side of the KVM-switch, but my PC won't recognize the KVM-Switch beyond a "BONG" sound if it's unplugged. The Device Manager shows it as an 'unknown device' under two places: Other Devices & Universal Serial Bus Controllers.

I've tried uninstalling the devices in the device manager, then restarting multiple times. It did grab just once. However, it let go and I haven't been able to get it to work again.

I've tried looking for drivers, but I think this KVM-Switch doesn't use any. At least there isn't a reference to a driver installation in the manual, and Win7 can't seem to locate any.

Is there a way to force Win7 to grab a hold of it without "searching for drivers"? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

~Chaz


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
08 May 2012   #2
Hanna 1

win7 home premium-64bit-SP1-IE10
 
 

Hello chaz
the following site is for your IoGear:

Drivers & Manuals - IOGEAR

Good luck
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 May 2012   #3
CyberGolem

Win7-64
 
 

Appreciate it Hannah, but I've already tried it. Unfortunately there isn't any useful info in it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

08 May 2012   #4
Hanna 1

win7 home premium-64bit-SP1-IE10
 
 

Did you see this?:

Drivers & Manuals - IOGEAR
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 May 2012   #5
johnashdown

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It looks like you have done everything that was needed to trouble shoot the issue.I would recommend calling or emailing IOGear and asking them what is causing the issue. I recently had a need for a Cat5 KVM solution an decided to go with KVMSwitchTech. They offer a wide range of competitively priced Cat5 KVM Switch solutions.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 May 2012   #6
Hanna 1

win7 home premium-64bit-SP1-IE10
 
 

Cyber
On my second reply you will see the driver to download for your kvm, Take a look:


Good luck


Attached Thumbnails
Not recognizing my KVM Switch-kvm-switch.jpg  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 May 2012   #7
CyberGolem

Win7-64
 
 

Thanks Hanna, I ran it but don't know if it did anything. I still have to un/replug my mouse for every switch over <annoyed>

John, I have no idea what this Cat5 solution is. My KB&M are USB. I'm intrigued by the notion though.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Not recognizing my KVM Switch




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
WMC is not recognizing Radio
I have recently bought a DVB-T TV\Radio tuner (usb stick) The brand is a localized one existing only in Greece (Turbo-X):rolleyes: link translated: Google Translate Anyway, the thing is that although it is fully functional (TV+Radio) with the software it comes...
Media Center
Hub vs Switch vs Router/ 2 Switch Story
I understand that a hub is more like a party line, where all devices hear and read data before sending it to next port, and a switch is advanced hub. But, what is a router. I know what a wireless router is, but they say a router is more advanced than a switch. Can you buy a non-wireless router? ...
Network & Sharing
ReadyBoost not recognizing more than 2GB
I have a new Notebook, an LG X140, with Windows 7 Home Premium ... activated as Genuine. It only came with 512 MB of RAM so I decided to use ReadyBoost and a 4 GB USB Drive to add more RAM. I selected "Dedicate this device to ReadyBoost" which selected 3851 MB. It only actually created an extra 2...
Performance & Maintenance
Blu-Ray not recognizing Blu-Ray Help!!
I have a new build with a Lite-On Blue Ray player, it has been fine playing CD/DVD but I tried a Blu-Ray and it does not recognize. I realized I had not installed "Cyberlink BD Solution" so I tried to do so- I am unable to install it! When I try to install it (BD Solution v6) I get an install...
Hardware & Devices
Recognizing a USB hd with an os
I have various hard drives (each has an OS - WinXP, Vista, Win7).When I use the WinXP hd in my laptop, i can USB connect and see the Win7 hd but not the Vista hd. When I use the Win7 hd in my laptop, I cannot see either other USB hds. Any idea what I can do to make the other two USB visible...
Hardware & Devices
7 not recognizing ID3 Tags?
When I had Vista all my ID3 Tags were recognized. So before I did a clean install I backed up all my music to a separate partition. When i started playing music I saw many songs were missing artists, years, albums,etc. And when I try add them back it ides not let me. No error code or anything....
Music, Pictures & Video


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 23:45.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App