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Keyboard does not work all of a sudden w/ XP

Posted on 2002-03-20
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My natural keyboard elite from microsoft does not work w/ Windows XP all of sudden?  Where can i download the software to possibly reinstall it because I do not have my disk.  Thew official page says that it does not support intelli... software w/ my keyboard.  How do I fix it.  Keyboard has a ps2 connection, not a usb.  Help help
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by:beaverky
ID: 6884152
Should be simple to most but hard for me
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by:nfroio
ID: 6884230
From the MS Site, apparently you need to have at least 128MB of RAM installed to use your keyboard with WinXP.. what is your system config??

Did this keyboard ever work w/ WinXP, or have you recently upgraded and it stopped working??

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by:nfroio
ID: 6884244
http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/keyboard/nke_req.asp

Oooops, make that 64MB, I guess that the Intellipoint software requires 128MB???

http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/keyboard/intelliType_req.asp
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by:nfroio
ID: 6884257
This article may help::

The "Why no software article":

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q182738&GSSNB=1





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by:beaverky
ID: 6887100
Has always worked w/ XP until lately.  Usually all I have to do is restart my computer but that doesn't work any more.
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by:nfroio
ID: 6887145
Can you test this keyboard on a friends machine, just to ensure that the keyboard did not die... if the keyboard worked fine previously w/ XP, and it all of the sudden started to die, then work intermittantly, then die again, it may have just croaked, these things happen....

Do you have any friends with keyboards w/ PS2 connectors? If so, you could test that keyboard in your system to determine that its not the PS2 connector that went out...

nfroio
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by:beaverky
ID: 6887172
nfroio,  will try it on someone's and get back to you, thanks.  beaverky
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by:beaverky
ID: 6895327
Roommate broke down and bought a new one.  IF you respond to this I will credit your account, thanks again nfroio  :)
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Sometimes that just the best way to go.... sorry that none of the suggestions worked..........

nfroio
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