Re: MS Entertainment 8000 Kbd & Mouse junk.
My MS Entertainment 8000 Keyboard & Mouse have been working flawlessly
since I got it about a year ago.
It worked great on my Vista machine and now works great on my Windows 7 beta
I can plug the Bluetooth transceiver into my 10 year old laptop (running
Windows XP) and a few seconds later it is working great on that machine.
Sounds like you might have a hardware problem with your USB controller.
Maybe you should buy a USB plug in card and bypass your built in motherboard
Sometimes I don't have the mouse sitting on the charger quite right and a
little bit of wiggling will sit it right and get the green flashing light
going indicating that it is charging.
I once let the keyboard batteries run down too far and had to charge them
back up in an external battery charger. But no problems since then as I
charge up the keyboard a little more frequently.
"Lorin" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> My Kbd and Mouse are junk.
> The kbd battery runs down in minutes sometimes even after overnight
> Sometimes it stays active for hours.
> The Mouse sits on the charger and sometimes has a red flashing light and
> sometimes a blue light that pulses.
> What's up with that.
> THE BIGGEST PROBLEM is that with Windows Vista Ultimate the Keyboard and
> Mouse go dead when a thumb drive in plugged in or out for up to several
> Also when Vista goes to sleep or whatever with the User Icon present the
> mouse is totally dead while the disk is accessed for several minutes.
> The keyboard is also dead so I cannot get in to see what is going on.
> MS Spyware probably.
> I have antivirus Avast, Spybot and Spywareblaster active but I will be it
> is MS indexing that is chewing up my CPU usage.
> All junk.
> And Vista Ultimate and I am sure all other incarnations of Vista as well
> as XP and also likely Windows 7 are all ergonomically junk.
> Quit the glitz and focus on usability.
> e.g. the mouse scroll is not related to the mouse click so when you move a
> mouse over windows explorer left pane the scroll wheel should scroll that
> pans and likewise with the right pane without clicking and losing that was
> highlighted in the other pane.
> You know, just like the people who correctly programmed Outlook to do it
> the right way.
> And MS support is dead. Spent hours on the phone and all they could do
> was reinstall drivers that did nothing.
> I reinstalled the USB and the 8000 drivers and software to no avail.
> It is intrinsic in the Vista OS to be crap.
> Bottom line, is there any way to make the 8000 set the highest USB or
> service or whatever priority in this Vista crap OS?
> Cross posted because I am cross and old and crotchety and am totally