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Solved: MS Keyboard: Volume control sloooooow to load

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by DKTaber, Sep 27, 2011.

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  1. DKTaber

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    I have a Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000, ver.1.0. It's connected to a Win XP-SP3 desktop. It has 2 problems:

    1. The volume controls take about 15 sec. to load after you press them the first time after boot up.
    2. The Zoom control worked when I first got the keyboard, but hasn't worked in 2 years.
    Is there any way to force the volume controls to load at startup so they're immediately available (itype.exe already loads at startup)

    Why doesn't the Zoom control work? All it should do is send 'Ctrl +' or 'Ctrl -' to the processor to magnify or demagnify Web pages.
     
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    I never thought about doing that because I always kept it updated (already had ver. 8.2). However, I tried it (uninstalled, rebooted, then downloaded and installed the program). That appears to have solved the problem. The volume control bar appears onscreen MUCH faster and the zoom button works. What this suggests to me is that the many updates I applied over the last 3 years were not total overwrites; they left alone subroutines that had not changed and in my case, were corrupted.

    Thanks for the help. Will mark 'solved'.
     
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    Glad it worked (y)
     
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