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Backlit keyboard drivers won't work for laptop

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by medicineboy, Jul 13, 2014.

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  1. medicineboy

    medicineboy Thread Starter

    Sep 2, 2012
    EDIT: The short version first: Everytime I try to run the HOTKEY drivers for my laptops backlit keyboard I get an error telling me that they have stopped working.

    The long version:

    If anyone could help me with this problem that has been annoying me for the past 7 months it would be greatly appreciated.

    I have a Clevo P150sm laptop. Windows 7 Home SP1. It came with drivers (hotkey) that were supposed to control the backlit keyboard already installed(various colours, brightness etc). This didn't work out of the box. I then downloaded and installed some custom backlight keyboard software designed for the Clevo's. Link to it here:

    Backlight Controller with LightFX | clevomods

    This actually worked, the program ran fine and I was able to change the colours etc.. But it only lasted a week and then stopped working. I simply couldn't figure out what was wrong. I tried the latest Clevo drivers and a reinstall of the custom software and I got a Windows message saying this:

    "Exception caught: the type initializer for #[email protected]@#@% threw an exception. Runtime terminating (0) true InnerException: System.InvalidOperationExeptopm: Cannot open OutLLog on machine.. Windows has not provided an error code--> System.ComponentModel.Win32Exception. The interface is unknown ---End of inner exception---"
    and it goes on like that...
    That was a few months ago. Recently I tried to install the latest hotkey drivers released by Clevo. They are actually for the Clevo P150sm-A the latest model, but I though what the hell. But am again getting an Windows error message "HKeyTray has stopped working."
    Under the details of the message it says
    "C:\Users\Horize\AppData\Local\Temp\WER702.tmp.WERInternalMetadata.xml C:\Users\Horize\AppData\Local\Temp\WER1F34.tmp.appcompat.txt C:\Users\Horize\AppData\Local\Temp\WER1F83.tmp.mdmp"

    As you can see I have no idea what this means. The backlight still turns on with the laptop in the default blue colour but I have no way to control it. If anyone can shed any light on this matter or even better yet, solve it it would mean a hell of a lot because its been bugging me for so long, and I spent too much on the damn thing to have it annoy me this much.
    Thanks in advance.

    Oh one more bit of information that I'm not sure is relevant or not but I'll include it. When I bought the laptop the online shop that I bought it from accidentally sent me the laptop without either of the hard drives in (SSD and normal). They apologised and sent out the hard drives the next day and Windows 7 was pre-installed on the SSD so that when I turned the computer on for the first time it didn't need me to install it.

    Again not sure if that's relevant but hope it helps anyone willing to give the problem a shot a solving it. Thanks again.
  2. mrjohnhenry


    Jul 20, 2014
    You mean that you can't install the drivers for your keyboard, i just have the same issue with my HP 2000, it turned out that the driver file that i have is out of date, and the program named DriverIdentifier has helped me, you can try it (http://www.driveridentifier.com) , when you register, remember to select to use as personal so that they will give you free access.
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