on 12-07-2021 03:23 PM
Old PC used occasionally. Today, when I used the keyboard, the mouse and keyboard froze. I've searched and can't find a simple solution. Switching off and unplugging gives usable mouse which stops when key used. It has Win 10, which doesn't show keyboard in device manager.
Different mouse and keyboard no change. It has serial connectors for each. I don't have either USB keyboard or mouse. The Win10 on screen keyboard works.
Apart from re-cycle / dump the PC, if anyone has any ideas I'd give it a go as long as not too complicated.
Thanks in advance
Will reply if this new forum doesn't completely frustrate me. My Avatar at top right has 1 in red, but can't see why. It also says I have 2 PM's but I don't
on 28-07-2021 03:21 PM
can't find that in search. Problem solved - reinstalled my old Win 7 HD. Shame I can't reinstall old community board.
Unlikely I'll look at this again. If OCE or CS can close it that would be appreciated.
14-07-2021 09:50 AM - edited 14-07-2021 09:52 AM
It's the experience of many according to search.
It seems update in Win10 can't be turned off. Unbelievable!
Still working this morning so closing thread - but can't find how on this new forum!!!!
No more replies thanks
on 14-07-2021 07:15 AM
showing in Device Manager and was working, so shut down. Win 10 seems to automatically update and can cause these problems. Don't like to guess what will happen next time I use it.
If you genuinely believe that the automatic updates are the root cause of your woes davep, then simply toggle that particular option OFF, albeit temporarily!
on 13-07-2021 12:48 PM
@Piethorne sorry, missed your reply, and didn't get email notification......
I was messing and possibly got things working.
Thanks for the link. One problem is that with no mouse or keyboard one is somewhat stumped. I got by as mouse worked as long as I didn't touch the keyboard.
on 13-07-2021 11:49 AM
I tried a restore yesterday but didn't work. Tried again today with Antivirus off. Restore worked after ~90 min and keyboard showing in Device Manager and was working, so shut down. Win 10 seems to automatically update and can cause these problems. Don't like to guess what will happen next time I use it.
on 13-07-2021 09:29 AM
Possible solution, but requires a registry hack: https://superuser.com/questions/996001/do-ps2-keyboards-work-on-windows-10
on 13-07-2021 08:28 AM
thanks for the reply. Avatar now shows 4 and no idea how to get rid, still have "2 messages" to which I'm sure I replied.
New set up of community is a definite way backward step. Only really used it now to see if there was anyone who had the keyboard problem but couldn't resist putting the bit about the forum, sorry!
on 12-07-2021 08:57 PM
@davep what I found with this new layout is if there are PM,s that you have read but have not replied to, then that is how it continues to appear.