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KVM freeze, mouse and keyboard failure upon keypress

The keyboard and mouse are wireless Logitech MX duo, using a USB to PS/2 converter to plug into KVM. Computer 2 (linux box) works just fine, Copmuter 1 (Windows box) will freeze whenever I push any buttons on the keyboard. By freeze, I mean that the keyboard and mouse will no longer respond and I have to reboot (albeit if I touch the keyboard again after it boots windows, I lose functionality again).

I have an ASUS PSP800, 1 gig of ram, Windows XP Pro, ATI Radeon 9800, Intel Pentium 4 3 ghz (overclocked to 3.3), SB Audigy 2.

I can't figure out why it doesn't like it on the windows box, but the linux box is just fine. Suggestions?

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When ever trouble shooting a KVM that has a problem with one computer always swap the cables at the computer end -- that will tell you if you have a computer or KVM issue.

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