Keyboard Driver Dropping Out

Discussion in 'hardware' started by lemonlime, May 10, 2016.

  1. lemonlime

    lemonlime Registered Member

    Jul 3, 2009
    XP Pro_SP3

    MS IntelliType Pro 6.2

    Keyboard is corded, not wireless.

    Tried this keyboard on another computer with IntelliType software. No problem.

    Reduced Device Manager window in size so it could stay open in the upper corner of my
    monitor. Created a script that would popup a dialog box when the keyboard vanished from
    Device Manager.

    Unplugging the keyboard from the USB port and plugging it back in always restores the
    keyboard in Device Manager.

    With earlier versions of Windows I've resolved many driver and/or hardware problems
    with a Registry hack. I've looked at the Keys and Values. Not sure if it would help.

    Maybe I'm a fool, because I plan to replace this keyboard. It's too big and clumsy for
    my hands. I'm concerned that this problem may not go away with a new keyboard.
    I'd like to understand why this driver is dropping out before I buy another keyboard.
    Last edited: May 10, 2016
  2. roger_m

    roger_m Registered Member

    Jan 25, 2009
    Have you tried using a different USB port, or updating your USB drivers?