Re: Web Cam stops keyboard
Checked the power looks like it was just a sloppy connector. Still have the
problem with the keyboard being blocked by the webcam. If I use PS2 keyboard
then I have no problem must just be a quirk of usb that I will have to live
> As your message came in I was in the process of stripping down and checking
> those very things. While I was putting things back I switched power on and
> double checked at each stage. The problem I have been getting with my system
> freezing and the hard drive running seemed to disappear when I rerouted the
> sata cable and took a bit of strain of it. That was just getting worse and
> worse as the day went on, suddenly it's ok. I then left the power on while I
> was about to put the side back on the case and touched the cable bunch coming
> from the power supply it knocked of the power!! Tried it again and the same
> thing happens, certainly looks like something iffy on the power supply...not
> bad for a 6 week old machine!!!! I will have to strip it down and look at it
> as I am now located in Spain and the supplier is in UK (bummer). I will let
> you know if the keyboard problem clears as well. Thanks for the advice.
> "Spirit" wrote:
> > Your problems could all be related. Something pulling too much bus power OR
> > the power supply and distribution system not working properly.
> > Best way to trouble shoot hardware issues is to strip system down to the
> > barebones.
> > Reseat cards and cables (remove and reinstall not just push to see if they
> > are in
> > place).Of course look for updated drivers,,, especially video.
> > "Degs" <Degs@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:293AF3FA-DD6D-4397-AF5B-326382ABB67B@microsoft.com...
> > >I am using the onboard usb sockets on my ALiveNF6G DVI motherboard. I do
> > >have
> > > an other usb on my card reader and this is powered so I'll give that a go
> > > next time I reboot. I try not to reboot as I am also having a problem with
> > > not seeing the boot device or if it does then windows does not start but
> > > this
> > > is for another discussion group.
> > >
> > > "Spirit" wrote:
> > >
> > >> You probably need a Powered USB Hub. USB devices normally don't interfere
> > >> with each other unless the total power drawn is a problem. If you get a
> > >> hub
> > >> plug
> > >> the camera and other devices into the hub.
> > >>
> > >> "Degs" <Degs@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > >> news:3398A882-A829-433C-B43E-762D3507D713@microsoft.com...
> > >> > If I leave my USB webcam plugged in when I reboot, I cannot access my
> > >> > system
> > >> > bios or boot sequence as my USB keyboard is not active until after the
> > >> > boot
> > >> > access sequence has gone. Is there a way of prioritising my USB ports
> > >> > so
> > >> > that
> > >> > I can leave my web cam plugged in and still use the keyboard? I know I
> > >> > can
> > >> > just unplug it and it seems trivial but it just annoys me having to do
> > >> > it.
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>