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Keyboard Problem With XP!

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by BML, Dec 6, 2001.

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  1. BML

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    Something wierd has happened. When I try to put XP into "stand by" mode it gives me an error saying that there is a problem with the driver for the standard 101-102 button keyboard that is not allowing it to go into standby. All the other keys work.

    I've restarted the system, and went into My Computer-->properties-->Devices-->keyboard to "update driver but it says no update is available.

    I should mention that I've had XP installed for 2 weeks and it always worked fine - until today. I was installing some fonts. Now it wont go into standby. The keyboard is the standard one that came with the computer. It's a HP "one-touch" but like I said it worked for 2 weeks. Something got corrupted!

    what do I do?
     
  2. BML

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    Ok, now it's getting wierd. When I click "start"-->"turn off computer"-->"standby", it tells me that error message I mentioned. But my keyboard has a "standby" key on it which always used to put it into the same standby mode even with XP. Well, now when I pushed the button, the computer RE-STARTED!!!

    So, I downloaded a new driver from HP for their mm keyboards, installed it, and it has not helped. i cannot put it into standby, only restart. And, many times when I do re-start, as soon as everything loads up it gives me a windows error saying about a "mini-dump".

    Any ideas?
     
  3. BML

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    Hmmm...I guess I've stumped the experts with my problem! :rolleyes: :D
     
  4. Dan O

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    Well, i just solved the problem! And I love XP! The "standby" stopped working after I had installed something..forgot which application. I was about to do a fresh install of XP when I discovered about the SYSTEM RESTORE!

    I ran it and tried to restore from a point 2 weeks ago and it went thru the motions and did not complete. Hmmmm....and ideas? So I kept picking a different restore point from the little calendar and I picked last Thursday, did the restore, and now my STANDBY is back again!!!!!!

    Wow! System Restore is great! Not to mention the whole XP architecture (sp?) where I don't get those crashes where my whole system locks up and I have to pull the plug from the wall to get it back like I had to with win98.

    Any ideas why Restore wouldn't restore from more than last week?
     
  6. Ace4me

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    Its interesting to read about your adventures with Standby and your keyboard. I got my Compaq about 1 1/2 years ago and it came with Win98 and a Standby (or sleep) button on the keyboard. Tried it a couple of times and couldn't get the darn thing to wake up again, so I never really used it.

    I've now upgraded to a clean install of XP Home. Maybe I'll give it a try again. Hopefully I won't have the same result as you ;-)

    John A
     
  7. Ace4me

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    Well waddaya know - the 'standy' button on my Compaq keyboard works now. Cool. John A
     
  8. Dan O

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    Bruce,

    Thanks for sharing the news news. I don't why the Restore wouldn't work from more than last week. But it good to hear it works some times. If I run across any info on it I will pass it along.
     
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