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Have a Gateway computer running windows xp media center it has a TV tuner hooked up to it an a wireless keyboard and mouse. I have a problem where a red/green window pops up blank and doesn't allow for any keyboard action except for a couple of key strokes. then it locks me out. How do I stop this from happening?

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  • Jason Lacy May 11, 2010

    If you wouldn't mind, what is the model of Gateway you are using, as well as the brand of TV tuner and wireless keyboard and mouse (were they a combo)? Also, what do you mean by "it locks me out"?

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Reinstall drivers for perifreals with said problems

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