KVM switch and Vista hang

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by JR, Sep 10, 2007.

  1. JR

    JR Guest

    Twice now, I have had virgin installs, loaded and purchased, hang
    consistantly after switching away from them on a KVM switch and returning.
    The system appears functional but none of the icons will activate when I
    double click on them. The right click options are limited and not helpful.
    Shortcuts, the return key, nor any other method works to open an icon. I am
    left with reseting the system.

    I have searched the MS Knowledge DB and Google without any help. You all
    are my last hope. If any one has any ideas or solutions, I would greatly
    appreciate the opportunity to test them out.
    JR, Sep 10, 2007
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  2. Purchase a better quality KVM switch, one that reliably provides the
    necessary "keep alive" signals to the "inactive" OS.


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    Bruce Chambers, Sep 11, 2007
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  3. JR

    JR Guest

    Thanks Bruce...that is definitely an option to fix the problem. I will look
    into that since I have another 4 port KVM, later model. I suppose the
    nagging question for me is that I have never seen the system 'lock' this way.
    You can move the mouse, highlight icons, right click, etc. but can not
    active any icons. This is an odd sort of locking that seems tied to some
    driver or software conflict. I was hoping someone might, at least, have a
    similar experience to validate it is not just my tired eyes and equipment.

    Thanks again for the solution!

    JR, Sep 11, 2007
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