Drivers for USB keyboard/mouse keep wanting to load after reboot
I have a Lenovo, everytime I plug in a mouse/keyboard into the USB port it asks to load the drivers. After you load the drivers the next time you restart, it asks you to load the drivers again. If you plug it into a different USB port it tries to load the drivers.
We have Windows XP PRO SP2, this is on the Lenovo R61 laptop.
The drivers are already part of Windows XP so it should not keep wanting to load them everytime you restart the computer. The BIOS settings are fine and is up-to-date.
Any ideas or suggestions would be helpful. I've searched alot of forms and I have not seen anyone who had this issue.
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There should be a small wireless dongle that cam with the mouse & keyboard, generally a small plastic piece on the end of a USB connector. Plug this into one of the USB ports in the back of the computer.
Once you have plugged the keyboard directly into each unit and have loaded the drivers what you need to do is this: Plug the keyboard back into the KVM switch. Now take an extra keyboard, a PS2 if you have one, and plug it directly into the PC and use it to reboot the PC while the other keyboard is plugged into the KVM (so you actually have 2 keyboards plugged in) After you reboot if it doesn't install automatically try to install it manually with the extra keyboard You might have to reboot 2 or 3 times.
Be sure to email me back if you have any more questions orif you need any assistance with this solution.
Go to the device manager and uninstall both units. power down the pc, hook up the hardware and reboot. Make sure when yu uninstall the hardware that you do not check the box that says uninstall the drivers. You want to keep the drivers intact. When you reboot with the hardware attached, windows will read the hardware and reinstall the drivers. If you are connected to the web, windows may even ask to search online for the most up to date drivers, let it.
If you have got a usb mouse plug it into your computer then go to control panel>system>hardware>device manager and go to pointing devices. Right click on the + sign next to keyboard and touchpad, click on uninstall. Then reboot your machine, take the usb mouse out. Windows will reload the correct drivers for the keyboard and touchpad as new hardware and your problem should be resolved.
Most wireless mouse are not plug and play. Try this:
Try disconnecting the Mouse Receiver from the
USB port and reinstall the CD software program. When
the program asks you to connect the MouseReceiver to the USB
port, do so and it should work.
Hope this helps. Bud
Like always I'm sorry for I have to be the one who's giving the bad news. The problem you face is related to a complex issue with the keyboard and mouse receiver electronics. More precisely these devices emulate a standard ps2 interface but adapts it to work with a usb port. This emulation should work fine but has some limitations. A motherboard has some 2-4 usb main ports that can be hard wired to some 1-2 usb hubs mounted also on the motherboard. A urb hub has the advantage of replicating a usb port so more then 1 devices can be connected at the same time, sharing the same interface. Motherboard manufacturers use this to enable their products to have more usb ports available to the user. However there are some devices that aren't compatible to be used through these usb hubs and must be connected directly to a usb port in order to use the full bandwich. Wireless keyboards and mices, or usb to ps2 adapters are such examples. As hard as you may try these woun't work untill you replug them at every restart because they can't be properly initialised through a usb hub. most of these devices have been optimised for such uses and don't display such problems, but as you see not all of them. The only solution in your case would be to change the usb port where you plug these devices. Maybe your motherboard has some 1-2 usb ports that aren't run through a usb hub. Those ports would work fine. If this doesn't help, then there's no other way to make those 2 devices more "compatible" to eachother.
Hope you'll be lucky with finding the right usb plug in your motherboard. Just try every one of them, reinstall the drivers if needed, and check to see if this solves the problem.
Did you use the CD software program that came with the Keyboard and mouse to install the Keyboard? Also try connecting the Receiver to another USB port to ensure that you don't have a bad USB port. Hope this helps. Bud