My handy IBM SpaceSaver 2 keyboard (Part #28L3644) works well on my ThinkCentre M50 (Windows XP). But it's having trouble on my new ThinkCentre M58p (Windows Vista Business). I was able to use keystrokes (no trackpoint movements) to guide the new computer through its initial ("factory installation") startup, but then all response to the keyboard disappeared. I was able to shut down after I plugged in an Microsoft USB mouse independently.
What would help? Settings? Drivers? PS/2 to USB plug adapters? Magic pixie dust?
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just plug in ps/2 and the plug will take control of the controller
and you would disable bluetooth or turn it off
go into control panel, look for device manager
go down to bluetooth right click and select disable or remove driver
reboot everything should run fine
try and see if you can install the drivers in xp compatibility mode, if windows 7 even has that. vista did. a lot of drivers from xp didnt work on vista either. thats the sole reason i havent switched from xp to the new versions of windows. good luck and hope it will work for you
This model keyboard has an internal USB hub and Windows only sees the hub when booting. The solution is to get a generic USB keyboard and boot into Windows. Once Windows has loaded the HID drivers for the sk-8115 keyboard then this Dell keyboard will work from then on.
(That is the the Num Lock indicator, nothing to worry about.) If it is not working it is likely because USB keyboards can time some time to be recognized by windows, let the computer boot up with the keyboard connected and let sit for up to ten minutes.
Sometimes if other hardware is detected at the same time which requires drivers to be installed, windows will never proceed to installing your keyboard, however you cannot install the other drivers until you have a working keyboard. To solve this, you will need to use an older style PS/2 keyboard to get everything installed and working as they do not need to be detected.
1. Restart the PC.
2. Hit F12 key repeatedly as soon as the PC turns ON. This will bring up the Boot Menu.
3. Select DELL Diagnostics.
4. Select the Complete / Full from the list of options.
5. Let the tests run which may take about an hour. Make sure you are there in front of the PC for the first 10-15 minutes, because it would need your inputs.
6. This will test the keyboard and USB ports too.
7. This will also verify for you whether the keyboard works when Windows hasn't started.
8. If all the tests pass and your keyboard is still working after sometime, you have issues with Windows: Start you computer in Safe Mode and check the USB drivers and the keyboard drivers.
9. Now, if you continue having issues even when you are running the diagnostics, you need to check your hardware viz. keyboard (try installing another keyboard if you have one) and the USB port.
PLEASE REVERT BACK WITH THE RESULTS. I WOULD LOVE TO HELP YOU FURTHER ON THIS, IF THE ISSUE CONTINUES.