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Windows 7: IR Remote Control Problem

21 Sep 2013   #1

Windows 7 pro x64
IR Remote Control Problem

I have an infra-red remote control that I've been using for a couple of years, I only use for system volume and play, pause & stop on VLC player. Looks like this:
It stopped working for the volume and play, pause & stop functions but still works for all the mouse functions, and the IR receiver still flashes when you press any button on it. I've spent the last 2 days trying to figure out why it wont work anymore and I'm stumped. The remote works fine on my xp laptop so there's nothing wrong with the remote or IR receiver itself.
I've tried un-installing it and re-installing it, even tried system restore to before it stopped working, still refuses to work
Anyone got any ideas?

Edit: Apparently this type of remote works by simulating key strokes. ShowKey.exe doesn't see any keystrokes coming from the remote on my windows 7 machine, is something blocking them?

My System SpecsSystem Spec

22 Sep 2013   #2

Windows 7 pro x64

Hi Guys, Thanks for all the help...

I've got the solution. Go to TASK MANAGER > SERVICES (TAB) and click the SERVICES button.
Sort the services by name and find "Human Interface Device Access"
It is likely to have the start up type as "Manual"
and not started.
First test.
Right click the service and select START
Now test the remote.
If it works...hooray. Now set the service start up as Automatic. Do this by double clicking the service and choosing the option from the drop down.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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