04-12-2007 06:51 AM
04-12-2007 04:30 PM
04-13-2007 01:07 AM
My mouse issue may or may not be solved... because of the intermittency, I can't be too sure. I forgot to mention not only did I try several mouse pads but also a blank piece of printer paper (white) and still had drifting. While working on clients computer I saw they were throwing out table place mats. The front had a shiny type surface but the underside had an off white matte finish with a very tight diamond type upraised pattern. Since I have been using it so far ... no drift ... I'm hopeful but not completely satisfied the problem is fixed because one of the other mouse pads was cloth and you figure the mouse would pick up the weave of the cloth and not drift but it still drifted on that mouse pad.
As for my USB problem ... I guess I'm screwed on that one. I guess I should have given more detail as to the steps I took to troubleshoot this problem so I went through them again so maybe someone will see something I overlooked. I find that sometimes I go too deep into a problem and overlook the obvious. So here is what I did:
I found the hub under Controllers/Generic USB Hub .. of course there is no power management in the properties page for the controller so I did some more looking around. The hub listed Bluetooth wireless hub, Logitech HID-Compliant Keyboard and HID-compliant Bluetooth Mouse. My next step was to look at the Bluetooth Hub... In device manager there is an entry for Bluetooth Devices .. under that it lists Bluetooth Enumerator and Bluetooth wireless hub. Checked properties on both .. no power management... next I went to keyboards and found under that HID Keyboard Device and Logitech HID-Compliant Keyboard .. checked settings ... Logitech HID-Compliant Keyboard had Power Management. Allow this device to bring the computer out of standby was already checked... Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power was unchecked and grayed out. Next I went to the mouse entry and found HID-compliant Bluetooth mouse and Logitech MX1000 Laser Mouse. Again checked properties... Only the HID-compliant Bluetooth Mouse had power management and of course .. same as the keyboard ... allow to bring out of standby checked ... turn off to save power unchecked and grayed.
After your post I decided to check my Basic Input Output System .. relevant settings were set to this:
APCI Suspend Type [S3(STR)] (Suspend To Ram)
PME Event Wake Up (enabled) (wake on lan.. which sometimes I do use)
S3 Resume by USB Device (enabled)
Power on by mouse (Double Click)
Power on by keyboard (Any Key)
USB Memory type (Shadowed)
Legacy USB Keyboard/Storage (enabled)
Legacy (DOS) USB mouse (enabled)
Legacy USB Storage detect (enabled)
The only two I questioned are the USB Memory Type .. I remember in the old days .. you never wanted to shadow video ram so I chose (base memory (640K) and the system got really angry with me and wouldn't even finish posting... had to reset the BIOS to get the computer not to lock .. couldn't even get into BIOS to reset the change because as soon as it got to the menu screen it froze... So shadowed is the only setting I can use for that.
The other I questioned is S3/STR (suspend to ram) vs. S1/POS (Power On Suspend). I set it to S1 and rebooted Windows got to the black screen right before it says something like Windows is starting (old login setup not the fancy XP login screen) and it laughed at me and locked solid. Tried a second normal reboot and Windows laughed even harder and gave the same results. Tried Last Known Good Config.... Windows was ROFL now and still locked up. Booted in safemode then rebooted normally and finally success ... I laughed back at Windows defiantly Of course the keyboard and mouse do allow you to come out of suspend but also .. as it says .. Power "ON" Suspend. It may save a bit of power but the computer doesn't actually shutdown completely (CPU and PS fans still run. Not really what I was looking for.
It isn't really a big issue with me because I'm a nice Uncle and run a voice chat server for my Nephew. He's a 15 year old hooked on World of Warcraft and is constantly using the server. Plus there are a few other kids I met through WoW (yes I was a WoW geek for a while too) who use the server also... most in different time zones so the server is active most of the day and night and because of this .. lately ... I run my computer 24/7 anyway. It was just a nagging issue that I thought I would throw in but it looks to me like my system is just not capable of keeping the USB ports open during suspend to ram
I appreciate the time you took to reply... I'm sorry I wasn't more detailed in my troubleshooting and saved you the effort
and yes the computer is my toy .. thus the name OrionsToy because Orion is just too popular and is never available as a user name Just didn't want anyone with a dirty mind to misinterpret the nick
PS. In the time I spent re-troubleshooting and making this reply … I started to get some small drifts but not as major as before. I will try shutting down SetPoint to see if that helps... but .. I spent enough time on this post so I think I will have to give you the results in another reply
04-14-2007 04:52 PM
04-14-2007 09:57 PM
04-14-2007 10:24 PM - edited 04-14-2007 10:24 PM
Message Edited by OrionsToy on 04-14-200710:32 PM