Install CD doesn't apply power to USB on Dell Dimension 3100
|Reported by:||MichaelCrawford||Owned by:||mmlr|
|Keywords:||USB, power, mouse, keyboard||Cc:|
|Has a Patch:||no||Platform:||x86|
See also #5040, in which safe video gets me to the blue screen, but then I have no mouse or keyboard.
When I boot a Dell Dimension 3100 from the hrev34248 installation CD using safe mode video, I get to the blue screen with the message saying "Do you wish to run the the Installer or continue booting to the Desktop?"
At that point I have no mouse or keyboard.
I think the problem is that USB bus power needs to be enabled in software. I have noticed that while running Windows XP, my optical mouse has no power until fairly late in the Windows boot.
This unit has no PS/2 ports, so I won't be able to use it until power can be enabled somehow.
I do own a USB hub that has a socket for external power, but it didn't come with a power supply. If I can dig one up I'll try powering the mouse and keyboard with the hub, but it may take some time to find one.