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System crash due to hardware?

By confused001
Nov 5, 2006
  1. hello.
    I've recently installed a wireless keyboard and mouse, which was fully compatible with my OS. After a couple of days of using it, my internet browsers started crashing. It would do the blue screen of death when i click on it sometimes. Then, on other ocassions, it would just totally reboot the system, when i am in the middle of something. After it reboots, then xp tells me that an error occured. this has happened to me several times already, and i'm sick and tired of it:dead:.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Gars

    Gars TS Booster Posts: 224

    did you turn back to the old kbd and mice to see if the system will working properly?

    regards
     
  3. confused001

    confused001 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 135

    Huh?
    whats kbd?
    can you write me instructions please?
    thanks
     
  4. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,404

    I think he means to try your OLD keyboard and mouse to see if the problems stop.

    If that doesn't fix you up, then follow the link in my signature for "random crashes" and go through the troubleshooting steps there.

    Good luck!
     
  5. confused001

    confused001 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 135

    The thing is, I have both my old keyboard and my old mouse connected to the computer.
     
  6. NCSUFrenchie

    NCSUFrenchie TS Rookie

    You have two keyboards and two mice connected at the same time?
     
  7. Gars

    Gars TS Booster Posts: 224

    omg.. you say both the old and the new? im speechless

    btw, you need only 1 keyboard and 1 mouse connected at time
     
  8. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    The IRQ conflicts because of this are probably the source of all the problems. Remove either the old or the new set and they should go away.
     
  9. confused001

    confused001 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 135

    Sorry, i was busy.
    Yes, i do have my keyboard, and mouse connected at the same time.
    the reason is, i like something of both my keyboard, and my wireless mouse.
    What's IRQ?
     
  10. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    IRQ stands for Interrupt ReQuest. It's too complicated to explain but I'll try. It's kinda like a software connection used to connect ur keyboard and mouse to the CPU. Each device in ur PC has a unique IRQ assigned to it. So if u have, for example, two keyboards and two mice, it will attempt to assign the same IRQ to both of each since it will detect each as a generic mouse and generic keyboard. So this will cause conflicts. Try removing either the old or the new set and it should probably go away.
     
  11. confused001

    confused001 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 135

    Thank yiou for helping me.
    I've removed the old keyboard and mouse, and it works fine again.
    Do you know why, sometimes my pc crashes, while other times, it does not crash with the same configuration?
    Thank you very much.
     
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