Strange usb stick/keyboard issue


  1. Posts : 13
    windows 10
       #1

    Strange usb stick/keyboard issue


    I'm running windows 10 version 1902 build 18362.657

    my pc has 2 usb 3.0 ports in the front

    the first usb port has my usb keyboard plugged in, the second one, I use for usb sticks

    I have 2 usb sticks, one of them, when plugged in has no issues

    the other usb stick, when plugged in, makes my usb keyboard stop working. IT ONLY happens with this particular usb stick

    when the usb stick is plugged in the back of the pc, the keyboard works fine. The keyboard only stops working when this particular usb stick is plugged beside the keyboard at the front on the usb 3.0 port.

    I tried various formats, exfat, fat32, ntfs, but I still get the same issue

    The attached photo shows the top usb stick which works with no issues, and the bottom usb stick, which stops the keyboard from working

    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks for your time
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  2. Berton's Avatar
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    Win10 Pro Versions 2004 and 2009/20H2, Win10 Pro IP_Dev, Win10 Home 1909
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    Keyboards seldom need USB 3, have you tried the keyboard in a USB 2 port on the back of the computer? Should work with wired or wireless, mine do. Or try the drive in a rear port?
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  3. Tutman's Avatar
    Posts : 65
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
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    Sounds like the one USB stick may have some corruption issues or drawing too much power? One suggestion is that you could take the keyboard and plug in the back non 3.0 usb port? It is going to waste on a keyboard when you could have that slot open anyways for high speed transfers! Just a suggestion. Or also try copying the files all the one USB stick and reformat it and then copy the files back and try again. Hope the ideas help!
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  4. Posts : 13
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Berton said:
    Keyboards seldom need USB 3, have you tried the keyboard in a USB 2 port on the back of the computer? Should work with wired or wireless, mine do. Or try the drive in a rear port?
    yeah youre right, im gonig to plug the keyboard in the back, thanks

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    Tutman said:
    Sounds like the one USB stick may have some corruption issues or drawing too much power? One suggestion is that you could take the keyboard and plug in the back non 3.0 usb port? It is going to waste on a keyboard when you could have that slot open anyways for high speed transfers! Just a suggestion. Or also try copying the files all the one USB stick and reformat it and then copy the files back and try again. Hope the ideas help!
    yeah youre right, im gonig to plug the keyboard in the back, thanks

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    Tutman said:
    Sounds like the one USB stick may have some corruption issues or drawing too much power? One suggestion is that you could take the keyboard and plug in the back non 3.0 usb port? It is going to waste on a keyboard when you could have that slot open anyways for high speed transfers! Just a suggestion. Or also try copying the files all the one USB stick and reformat it and then copy the files back and try again. Hope the ideas help!

    looks like all the ports are usb 3.0, i'll plug the keyboard to the back
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  5. Tutman's Avatar
    Posts : 65
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #5

    Wow nice that all are 3.0! Let me know if that works plugging it in the back on a separate port.
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  6. Posts : 13
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Tutman said:
    Wow nice that all are 3.0! Let me know if that works plugging it in the back on a separate port.
    yup, works perfectly, thanks
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