Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Nantucket, MA
    Posts
    31
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    USB recognition issues fixed?

    Windows 7 sometimes has trouble recognizing USB devices at start-up. Specifically, it often fails to recognize my KVM switch, a real annoyance. If i leave a camera flash card in the card reader, the computer will not boot up. If I switch my KVM from machine 1 to machine 2 for a while, the machine 1 monitor connection is lost, but not the mouse/keyboard. Windows 7 was an improvement over XP, so I hope Windows 10 fixes some of the minor Windows 7 bugs.

  2. #2
    Silver Lounger wavy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    ny
    Posts
    2,371
    Thanks
    235
    Thanked 147 Times in 136 Posts
    If i leave a camera flash card in the card reader, the computer will not boot up.
    I have problems with booting w/ a non boot USB drive installed too, I have always thought it was the BIOS getting confused.

    KVMs them selves tend to be flakey, if I were to buy one today I would want a hard switch on the unit to switch between computers, having said that I have seen many expensive units with that feature fail.

    There are some bios setting that MAY help. xHCI and EHCI settings affect how USB ports are treated. I have no direct knowledge of this just happens I was looking into options for these recently ...
    David

    Just because you don't know where you are going doesn't mean any road will get you there.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •