Question about Dell Sk-8135 Keyboard
So when i plug my USB keyboard in sometimes it works but recently it just says that windows found an unknown device and no lights turn on or nothing i tried downloading drivers but that didnt help
To make this boaring story shorter...
The root of my issue was not a driver, as in the Windows environment, it understands these basic functions. The issue was the WINDOWS XP was not working as expected. There is a service that runs on XP to handle this type of Human Interface Device (HID). That service was FAILING in the Windows service list. It was apparent as in the service list it was listed as AUTOMATIC but was not RUNNING.
Now if that service is erroring (as mine was) there is a completely different issue, but that is the source of the problem.
My resolution to that issue was found on the Internet much more easily...
1. "Start", then "Run"
2. Type "regedit" without the quotes, click "OK"
3. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\HidServ\Paramet¬ers
4. In the right pane, right-click in the blank area and select "New" and "Expandable String Value"
5. Name the value "ServiceDll" without the quotes. Note: case sensitive without quotes
6. Double-click the new entry and enter "%SystemRoot%\System32\hidserv.dll¬ " without quotes as its value
7. Click OK, and close the registry window
Once the HID service is running normally, WOW, all of the buttons worked without a driver or any other thing needed. Volume Knob and everything.
Or just save this as a reg file example: Sk-8135 Fix.reg
I did have to reboot the computer before the fix worked.
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
Posted on May 18, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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