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Windows 7: Constant Keyboard Interrupts

06 Jun 2010   #1
richb01

Windows 7
 
 
Constant Keyboard Interrupts

Hi!

I'm running Windows 7 Pro. I noticed that my screen saver *never* is activated. Upon doing a little troubleshooting, it looks like my keyboard is generating a keyboard interrupt about every second.

I'm using a Dell Inspiron 1501 - it's the attached keyboard.

The computer has been doing it since I upgraded from Vista. It never did this with Vista, so I suspect something with Win7.

Has anyone seen this before? I don't think it's a hardware issue.

TIA!
Rich


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06 Jun 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richb01 View Post
Hi!

I'm running Windows 7 Pro. I noticed that my screen saver *never* is activated. Upon doing a little troubleshooting, it looks like my keyboard is generating a keyboard interrupt about every second.

I'm using a Dell Inspiron 1501 - it's the attached keyboard.

The computer has been doing it since I upgraded from Vista. It never did this with Vista, so I suspect something with Win7.

Has anyone seen this before? I don't think it's a hardware issue.

TIA!
Rich

Rich could be as easy as a driver. check in device manager (type device manager in search) look for the input tab and see if the keyboard is listed and working (there should not be a yellow triangle on it)

Let us know the results

Ken
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07 Jun 2010   #3
pcs3657

xp, vista, seven
 
 

Hi Rich,

This is a driver issue. You can downlaod the driver from the following link:

Drivers & Downloads

Let us know if it works
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07 Jun 2010   #4
richb01

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post

Rich could be as easy as a driver. check in device manager (type device manager in search) look for the input tab and see if the keyboard is listed and working (there should not be a yellow triangle on it)

Let us know the results

Ken
Thanks, Ken!

There is no yellow triangle over keyboard in Dev Mgr. I also tried to update from the driver tab of the KeyBoard Properties page.

I have attached a screenshot of the Driver Details.

Thanks again!
Rich


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07 Jun 2010   #5
richb01

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pcs3657 View Post
Hi Rich,

This is a driver issue. You can downlaod the driver from the following link:

Drivers & Downloads

Let us know if it works
Thanks, PCS....

I really appreciate your suggestion... but the page at Dell does not allow me to select Windows 7 as my OS. I tried updating with the Vista driver, but no effect. :-(

Please see my prior post to Ken. There is a screen shot of the drivers I have. I tried updating thru the Dev Mgr UI, but it did not help either.

I'm pretty sure that you are correct that it is a driver, I just do not know where to get a good Win 7 driver.

Thanks again!
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