MS desktop Bluetooth problem

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Arde, Nov 8, 2003.

  1. Arde

    Arde Guest

    Hey
    My old and trusty keytronics finally got tired. So i purchased myself Micro$oft optical desktop 4 Bluetooth.
    Looks and feels nice but i'm havin serious problems everytime i start my puter.
    My XP pro looses keyboard and mouse so i can't login without another wired keyboard.
    And after loggin in establishing new connection with desktop components is very difficult.
    Well that's not quite what i had in mind when i got this set.
    Is there any way to get my system remember it's connection with keyboard and mouse ?
    What am i doing wrong here ?
    Should i just take it back to store and get me more cheaper wired one ?
    Is there beer in refridgerator ?
    ?

    Arde
     
  2. LeeJend

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    Sorry I drank the last six pack this morning.

    Wireless equipment can be affected by anything. PC location, equipment arrangement, interference from other equipment, stack of empty beer cans scattered across the desk (don't laugh it happened to a friend of mine).

    Try different physiccal arrangements. Also make sure the wireless stuff is turned on before the computer is or it may not be powered in time for the computer to see it. Kybd and mouse are checked very early in bios and if not seen locked out.
     
  3. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

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    Hard to say why your having trouble with that have you checked for updated drivers?


    As to keyboard its 7th in bios startup order, its Power, bios, cpu checks bus's, clock, video, ram, keyboard, disc's, the balance of the cmos, plug and play go.
     
  4. Arde

    Arde Guest

    Wooooohaa!
    Problem solved. TX for the replies.
    All i had to do was to unplug and uninstall my old hardware.
    Gos how stupid can one be sometimes eh ? ...
    Gotta save my old keyboard tho so i can get to my bios.

    Arde
     
  5. Arde

    Arde Guest

    Oh well
    gotta take that back :(
    Was just that one occasion out of 20 that this thingie happened
    to work.
    Just so tired now. This piece of ¤%"¤% is goin back to store now.

    Arde
     
  6. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

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    Really? I can access my bios with my wireless seeing as it is always after video and ram and that is the same on all computers


    I use a Logitech Elite Keyboard with the MX700 mouse,well glad to hear it works could it be because your plugged into the usb ports?

    I am plugged through the p/s2 connections :)
     
  7. adamg

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    The Bluetooth keyboard is only activated once in Windows, as the BIOS cannot detect Bluetooth devices. The Logitech MX keyboard is like a standard USB/PS2 keyboard which the BIOS can recognise. Arde, You got Service Pack 1 for WIndows XP right?
     
  8. Shamus MacNoob

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    Looking back I see he is talking bluetooth and that means he has a header on the motherboard, so something came to mind I figure it has a setting in the bios like any other device on the motherboard, maybe this is a bios related problem have you checked for updated bios? And have you looked through the bios to see if there is a setting for that ? I have a hard time believeing that all bluetooth keyboards are useless in the bootup stages of the computer.
     
  9. adamg

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    Well unless the BIOS specifically supports the "Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop for Bluetooth", then I see no way that it will work during the bootup stages. As it doesnt work in Windows 2000/98/ME/Xp without sp1, i dont see how it would be supported by the bios.
     
  10. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

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    This all depends on his board if his board has bluetooth support then he should be able to access from bios, if he is using bluetooth as an add on then he wont have any settings in his bios I have a board that has bluetooth support thats why I have headers on the mobo :)
     
  11. Arde

    Arde Guest

    Ok

    Back from the store.
    Quick switch MS BT Desktop -> Logitech MX
    Got me smiling again.
    Besides theres way better BT stacks awailable than what this MS set offered. Seemed to be way over priced and -hyped.
    But that's just my humble opinion.
    TX for replies.

    Arde